Endoscopy unit to open in June – ‘subject to staffing’

After a long delay, the new €6 million endoscopy unit in Roscommon Hospital will open by June, the Saolta University Health Care Group has said.

  The plush new building was completed over six months ago, but its opening has repeatedly been postponed because of staff recruitment issues.

  However, the Saolta University Health Care Group said that 19 staff were being recruited ahead of the opening of the unit.

  “The staff are at various stages within the recruitment process,” the group added. “It is planned to open the unit in quarter 2 2016 – subject to the staffing being in place.”