A walk-in x-ray service at Roscommon Hospital which has not been available for some time – due to a malfunction of equipment – is set to be restored by the 25th of September.
Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has welcomed the news and says he had raised the difficulties with Health Minister Simon Harris on a number of occasions.
Deputy Murphy: “Many people were unable to have x-rays of the hip, spine, pelvis and abdomen carried out at the walk-in x-ray facilities at Roscommon Hospital.
“Initially it had been hoped that new equipment would be in place by the end of July 2018. However, I have been informed this week that the infrastructural works which were required to accommodate the new equipment are 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 has been moved out to mid-September”.
Deputy Murphy said that infrastructural works are scheduled to start this week and it is expected that the new equipment will be up and running on 25th of September.