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The total number of patients in Mayo University Hospital currently waiting to see a consultant greater than one year is 3,334, greater than two years is 606 and greater than three years is 754 patients according to figures released to Cllr Michael Kilcoyne this week. The councillor put forward a question to the regional health forum on the waiting list for their most recent meeting. He asked: What is the length of time patients in Mayo University Hospital have to wait to see a consultant and what is the length of time until their procedures are carried out? How many patients have been on the waiting list to see a consultant for over one year, over two years or over three years and the length of time patients have to wait from when they see a consultant until their procedure is carried out?
“A game-changer for healthcare in Galway,” is how one TD has described a new HSE capital spending plan which will see major funds to develop hospitals, mental health facilities, and day care centres in the region.
Up to 60 elective orthopaedic operations are being cancelled each week at Merlin Park Hospital following the detection of a significant leak last month in a flat roof housing the hospital's two orthopaedic theatres.
Work has commenced on a design brief for a three-storey elective surgery unit at Merlin Park, which would be the first phase in the development of a new hospital on the 147-acre site, it was revealed last evening.
Health Minister Simon Harris has agreed to meet with consultants from Merlin Park Hospital regarding the need for investment after roof leaks closed two operating theatres last week.
Arrangements are being made for operations, cancelled as a result of a roof leak at Merlin Park Hospital, to instead be carried out in theatres at University Hospital Galway as an interim measure.