Varadkar welcomes new out-patient gynaecology service at Connolly

Dublin West TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed a new out-patient gynaecology service at Connolly Hospital in Dublin.

This is the first service of its kind in Ireland and means that patients can be seen on arrival and assessed on the spot, or shortly thereafter. The service will cater for common issues like polyps and fibroids, and will not require anaesthetic.

Minister Varadkar said: “This is a very welcome service at Connolly Hospital and will make a real difference to Dublin West. It will be provided by Rotunda staff and will also help to cut waiting lists in the Rotunda. It’s also planned to extend the service to other hospitals within the RCSI Group.

“The outgoing Government has invested significantly in Connolly Hospital and on healthcare in Dublin West. The Rotunda Maternity Hospital will be moving to Blanchardstown, we have provided a new MRI scanner, secured the full opening of St Francis Hospice and Navan Road Primary Care Centres, and upgraded Radiology and Urology Departments in Connolly. Work has started on Corduff Primary Care Centre.  We are also planning a satellite centre of the new Children’s Hospital on the Connolly Hospital campus.”