Tuam’s new X-ray facilities to be in use by December

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The long-awaited X-Ray facilities in Tuam are will begin installation by June this year and will be operational before the end of the year.

The HSE confirmed to Deputy Seán Canney that the ultrasound service was also increased to a five day a week service in January of this year and GPs can now directly access this service for their patients.

The National Primary Care has invested in staff, equipment, and capital funding for the development of diagnostic services at Tuam Primary Care Centre.

The ultrasound is currently delivered by two ultra sonographers, a healthcare assistance, and the service of administration staff support.

A radiographer has been recruited for the delivery of the X-Ray service.

Tuam Primary Care Diagnostic Service in being developed in conjunction with Portiuncula University Hospital Ballinasloe, Primary Care Community Healthcare West, and HSE Capital and Estates.

“I acknowledge the support given to me by Simon Harris TD, former Minister for Health, who allocated funding for these vital services in 2017,” said Deputy Canney.

“I urge the HSE to ensure that the much needed and much delayed X-Ray service is operational without any further delay.”