Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (81)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

81. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the progress made to secure a permanent second consultant breast surgeon at Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5125/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The requirements of the Symptomatic Breast Disease clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital continue to be kept under review to ensure that arrangements are in place to meet the present and future needs of the service.

I advise that a second breast surgeon post on a locum basis is currently assigned to Letterkenny University Hospital.