After a long wait since last autumn, Our Lady’s Hospital in Cashel is to have a new X-ray machine installed by mid-January, according to the HSE.
Chairman of Cashel Town Council, and local GP, Dr Sean McCarthy, shared the good news with The Nationalist.
He said the confirmation from the HSE that a new X-ray machine is to be installed in the hospital is good news for patients in Cashel and the surrounding areas, and also for South Tipperary General Hospital, which had to cope with the extra patients for the last few months.
The hospital’s X-ray machine broke down last October, Dr McCarthy explained.
“There is a huge waiting list in Clonmel for non-urgent cases – three months. This put tremendous strain on services. GPs couldn’t get routine X-rays done at all.”
He said the past few months have been frustrating for doctors and patients.
X-rays in Cashel are by appointment only, but the department was constantly busy, Dr McCarthy added. It also serves the minor injuries clinic.
“This is good news for the Cashel area and the South Tipperary General Hospital structure, it will take a lot of strain off Clonmel as well,” he added.