a SECOND consultant haematologist has been appointed to the Louth County Hospital.
Fine Gael deputy Peter Fitzpatrick said this week that Health Minister James Reilly is delivering on his commitment to Louth County Hospital.
“I am very pleased to report that Dr James Reilly, Minister for Health, is beginning to deliver on the commitment he made to me regarding the Louth County Hospital,” deputy Fitzpatrick said.
“He accompanied me on a visit to the hospital during the election campaign and he was very impressed by the condition of the building.
“He saw no reason why additional services could not be made available there.
“I am delighted to report that a second consultant haematologist has been appointed to the Louth.
“At the moment Dr. Jeremy Sargent is working at the hospital.
“Last week The Irish National Accreditation Board indicated that they will be recommending reinstatement of accreditation in haematology at the hospital as soon as they receive the signed contract for the second consultant haematologist.
“I can confirm that the contract has been forwarded to the INAB and I am delighted that the haematology department is up and running at the hospital again.
“The work of this department was suspended in June 2010,” Mr Fitzpatrick said.
On his visit to Louth Dr Reilly also visited St Mary’s Drumcar and gave a commitment that facilities would be maintained there.