Walk in x-ray service facilities at Roscommon County Hospital have now resumed, news which has been welcomed by Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Eugene Murphy, this week.
“This important service has not been available for some time now due to a malfunction of equipment and and I have raised the matter with the Minister for Health on a number of occasions. Many people were unable to have x-rays of the hip, spine, pelvis and abdomen carried out at this walk in facility at Roscommon County Hospital and it was hoped that the new equipment would be in place by the end of July 2018.
“However, the infrastructural works which were required to accommodate the new equipment were more extensive than originally envisaged and due to the long lead time for some of the specialist fixtures and fittings, the expected date of installation of the equipment was subsequently pushed back,” Deputy Murphy remarked.
Noting that the necessary equipment was now in place, the Deputy commended the hospital management for their concerted efforts in this regard.
“Thankfully, new equipment is now fully up and running and the walk in x-ray facilities have now resumed. I want to thank hospital management for their ongoing efforts in relation to this matter. I also understand that all of the GPs in the region have been informed of the situation.
“This was an excellent service and local GPs regularly referred patients into the walk-in facility. It was very inconvenient for people from the locality to have to go to Galway or other hospitals for routine x-rays which were always available through the walk-in service so it is most welcome that new equipment is now in place and services have resumed,” Deputy Murphy concluded.