Work is underway to find a solution to save the angiogram service at Letterkenny University Hospital.
The cardiology service is currently provided weekly by a mobile lab, but this will no longer be provided from the end of June.
Donegal Minister Charlie McConalogue said today that the powers that be are assessing “appropriate means” by which the angiogram service can continue.
Minister McConalogue said “The angiogram service is really important for the people of Donegal and for the Northwest generally. There is a significant level of demand with over 300 people availing of this service annually. I have been liaising with Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly T.D. and with the Saolta Group and I know that Saolta and the LUH management are currently considering options.”
He continued “In the last couple of years a new radiological intervention suite was built, and the Friends of Letterkenny University Hospital provided funding for a new cardiac cath lab. There is also a very strong cardiology team in LUH. This investment means there is a strong basis to continue the angiogram service.”
“I will continue to work with the HSE Health Forum Members Cllrs Ciaran Brogan and Gerry Crawford to advocate for a constructive solution to see the service retained,” concluded the Minister.