By Eoin Kelleher
A new J100,000 state-of-the-art X-Ray machine will be installed at Our Lady’s Hospital in Cashel by the middle of this month, according to a local Doctor and County Councillor who campaigned to have the machine replaced.
The previous X-Ray machine in Cashel had stopped working due to a deficient part. Mayor of Cashel Dr Séan McCarthy told the Tipperary Star: “I am very pleased at this announcement because of the huge waiting list. The new X-Ray facility at Our Lady’s in Cashel will ease the heavy burden on the staff in Clonmel. It will allow Our Lady’s to work as it had been, prior to the equipment breaking down. I believe the HSE went to great lengths to acquire this new machine.” The minor injuries clinic in Cashel will be fully restored, meaning some patients won’t have to travel all the way to Clonmel for treatment.
GPs will again be able to refer patients to Our Lady’s by appointment, “taking some of the pressure off the staff in Clonmel,” added Dr McCarthy. Non-urgent waiting lists had increased to three months in South Tipperary while the Cashel machine remained out of action.