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Daisy Hill Hospital in urgent need of new CT scanner - Brady

5 September, 2018 - by Mickey Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said that there is an urgent need for the instalment of a new CT scanner in Daisy Hill Hospital.

Following a meeting with Southern Health & Social Care Trust, the Newry Armagh MP commented:

“There is an urgent need for a new CT scanner. The age, condition and effectiveness of the current machine is a cause of great concern and I am aware that it recently broke down again. 

“Daisy Hill Acute Hospital is in the largest locality in the Southern Trust in Newry & Mourne, and also provides for the wider catchment population.

“It is essential to increase capacity to meet future demand, to further improve quality and safety and that investment and funding for new, up to date major CT and MRI scanning equipment is made available as a matter of urgency. 

“I have made my concerns known to the Trust. The issue of investment in vital services for Daisy Hill Acute Hospital has also been raised by staff, patient groups and hospital support groups. It is important that our voices are heard and action taken."

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