No Car­dio Cath Lab in sight for Sligo Hospi­tal

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

PLEAS by Sligo County Coun­cil to Health Min­is­ter Si­mon Har­ris to pro­vide a Car­dio Ca­theter­i­sa­tion Lab­o­ra­tory have come to nought.

Min­is­ter Har­ris told Sligo County Coun­cil in a let­ter this sum­mer, that the na­tional adult car­diac ser­vice is cur­rently be­ing re­viewed.

There are cur­rently two cath labs based in Gal­way which treat pa­tients from Sligo and the North­west.

Min­is­ter Har­ris said any de­ci­sion on whether to pro­vide a car­dio cath lab in Sligo will be based on this re­view, which will not be fin­ished un­til June 2019.

Min­is­ter Har­ris was re­ply­ing to Fine Gael County Coun­cil­lor and Gen­eral Elec­tion can­di­date Sinead Maguire who ap­pealed to all coun­cil­lors in July to use their in­flu­ence to lobby for the lab for Sligo.

“We need to make greater noise about it. There’s ev­i­dence it helps peo­ple re­cov­er­ing,” she said.

Mayor of Sligo Mu­nic­i­pal District Fianna Fáil Coun­cil­lor Ros­aleen O’Grady said the cath lab for Sligo would be one of the is­sues she would tackle dur­ing her May­oralty.

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