Councillor says mobile cath lab no longer enough to serve needs of patients

A fixed cardio catherisation lab service at Sligo University Hospital could serve over three hundred thousand people were it to open.

That’s according to Sligo councillor Rosaleen O’Grady who wants an update on the provision of a full time lab in Sligo.

Since 2000 there has been a mobile lab at Sligo University Hospital once a week and patient’s have been forced to travel to Galway or Dublin for cardiac services at all other times.

Raising the motion at a meeting of Sligo County Council, the Fianna Fail councillor said the project was meant to go for tender towards the end of 2015 but almost 18 months later nothing has been done.

Her motion was agreed upon by all members of the council and an update will now be requested from the Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Speaking to Ocean FM councillor O’Grady says a mobile cath lab is no longer the way forward: