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A Sligo/Leitrim general election candidate has described delayed discharges from hospitals as ‘one of the biggest financial wastes in the health service. Sinn Fein Councillor Chris MacManus was speaking after figures released to him showed that 2,372 bed days had been lost in Sligo University Hospital due to delayed discharges…

The Health Minister has given a guarantee that ‘world-class’ cardiac facilities are on the way to the Northwest. Cardiac cath labs play a key role in the treatment and diagnosis of heart conditions, including heart attacks. Currently only a mobile unit visits Sligo University Hospital once a week. Fine Gael,…

A business case to set up a fixed cardiac Catherisation Lab at Sligo has been submitted. The most recent update was given to Sligo Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady at the most recent HSE West Forum meeting. The Fianna Fail Councillor says a business case to set up four fixed labs –…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says it’s now up to the HSE to decide if a fixed cardiac catherisation lab should be provided at Sligo University Hospital. Fine Gael Deputy Tony McLouighlin says this follows the completion by hospital group Saolta of a ‘business case’ for developing the cardiology service further in…