Health Minister waiting for national cardiac review before deciding on services at Sligo University Hospital

The Future of Cath lab services in Sligo was discussed once again in the Dáil today.


Sligo Independent TD Marian Harkin raised the issue with the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly who says he has held meeting with the Management at Sligo University Hospital on the future of the service.


The mobile Cath Lab service at the facility will end today with patients now having to travel to Galway or Dublin for treatment.



Deputy Harkin says an emergency meeting is needed to discuss the situation.  She has called for Sligo to be included in the national cardiac review.



Responding to the calls from Deputy Harkin Minister Donnelly says he would be happy to meet with local TD’s in relation to the future of Cath Lab services in Sligo.


Minister Donnelly confirmed that in addition to the meetings with Hospital Management in Sligo he has also discussed the matter with Junior Minister Frank Feighan.


The Health Minister went on to add that he is waiting for the national review of cardiac services to be carried out before he decides what services will be available at Sligo University Hospital.



Speaking to Ocean FM following the exchange in the Dáil Deputy Harkin says the Minister agreeing to meet local TD’s is a start.