Friday 16th June 2017
Mobile Cath lab will be in place at University Hospital Waterford for a brief period.
The Head of the HSE says a mobile cath lab should be ready for use at University Hospital Waterford within three months, and will be in place for a brief period.
Tony O'Brien says they have been trying to recruit additional staffing to allow the exisiting lab open for longer however. However he says that's likely to be a "longish process"
A large number of cardiac patients on the waiting list have already been treated in other hospitals.
and as a result, no one on the list has been waiting longer than 12 months.
Tony O'Brien says bringing in a staffed private unit is a practical way of increasing capacity