Updated: 13/02/16 : 06:41:35
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Mammography contract to be signed next week

Delighted that following my confirmation that the tender for follow-up Mammography Services at Sligo University Hospital had been awarded, it was confirmed by the Minister for Health on his visit to Sligo that the contract will be signed next week.

The satellite follow-up service will provide a safe, quality and evidenced based service to women in the Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal area.

This is something I have fought tooth and nail for since 2011 and that this was a red-line issue for me.

Approximately 300 patients travel for follow-up treatment to Galway annually and the initial decision not to provide a service in Sligo was grossly unfair and had to be reversed.

The service will operate under the governance of the Symptomatic Disease Service at Galway University Hospital and all reporting will be carried out by HSE Consultant Radiologists in Galway University Hospital".