HSE Doesn’t Have The Staff To Operate New MRI Scanner In Tullamore Hospital

Written 1 week ago by Eoin O Donoghue

The opening of a new MRI scanner at the Tullamore hospital is being delayed as the HSE doesn’t have the staff to operate it.

The facility was completed two year ago but has not been used because there are no clinical radiologists to operate it.

The hospital insists the the project remains a key priority and that the existing MRI service continues to be available.


Statement on behalf of the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

The delivery of the new MRI scan remains a key priority for the Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.

The Hospital Group is working with the Acute Hospital Division to ensure our budgets are in line with service plan levels. In this regard the HSE nationally are requesting that all new posts go through national directorate approval processes before any new staff can be put on the payroll. While we await the recruitment of key staff for the new service, the existing MRI service continues to be available.

The Dublin Midlands Hospital Group expects to continue to develop services and grow its workforce in 2019, however we must do so in a way that is planned and affordable.