Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has given a cautious welcome to news that a confirmed start date has finally been issued for the long awaited rheumatology clinic at Mayo University Hospital. The clinic will commence on Friday November 11.
While welcoming the news that the clinic is poised to commence, Deputy Calleary said: "It is a welcomed development that the Mayo Arthritis Branch has received confirmation of a start date for the clinic at Mayo University Hospital on November 11. However we still urgently require a clinical nurse specialist and occupational therapist to be appointed for the service to assist the consultant in MUH and unfortunately the service in its current guise will only be in a position to see current Mayo based patients on the Sligo list. This must be seen as a starting point only and much more work needs to immediately begin to ensure a full and proper service that can cope with the long waiting list of patients requiring treatment."