Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has been informed by the HSE that it is proposed to extend a number of services at Monaghan Hospital.
The HSE were replying to Deputy Brendan Smith in response to a number of Parliamentary Questions he tabled in Dáil Éireann in relation to the need to extend the provision and duration of services on a daily basis at Monaghan Hospital.
The HSE in their response to Brendan Smith stated –
This would be a new service to Monaghan Hospital and be provided by visiting Consultant in Dermatology Team based at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda and supported by Clinical Nurse Specialist from Cavan General Hospital on a weekly basis. If this proposal is approved this will address the waiting times for patients in Cavan Monaghan Hospital for this service.
Extension of the existing Audiology Service to include referrals for hearing aid impressions in conjunction with Community Audiologists.
Extension to the existing Endocrinology Clinics to address current wait times for patients.
Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) Clinic
The Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Clinic (DDH, baby hip screening) commenced in November 2015. This is a multidisciplinary clinic provided by Radiology, Paediatrics and Physiotherapy Services. There are plans to further expand this clinic due to increased attendances.
There are ongoing additional ENT Clinics being held at Monaghan in support of the SDU Outpatient primary target levels”, concluded the HSE reply.
Brendan Smith said that he has renewed his call to the HSE to ensure that the commitments are honoured at the earliest possible date. He has also called for the extension of services at Cavan General Hospital to ease the pressure on the delivery of health services in the Cavan/Monaghan area.
29th April 2016