Funding for consultant posts in Sligo University Hospital

Funding has been approved to fill five new consultant positions at Sligo University Hospital.

The funding is for the positions of consultant nephrologist, consultants in acute medicine; in ear, nose and throat surgery, infectious disease and trauma and orthopaedics.

The announcement comes on the back of a number of construction projects currently, or soon to take place, at the hospital.

These include a new two-storey modular extension at the front of the hospital.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Minister of State for Public Health and Sligo/Leitrim TD Frank Feighan says the new construction works and the filling of new consultant positions will help the hospital to ‘grow and develop’.