Endoscopy Unit to open next month

The new Endoscopy Unit which is located at Roscommon County Hospital will open on Wednesday, June 1st, according to a briefing document from the Department of Health.

  Former Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan has welcomed confirmation of the opening date and added that he was delighted to have overseen the construction of this “very welcome facility.”

  The new facility will open on a phased based over a period of six weeks, as not all of the 19 staff that will work in the ward will be in place immediately. The recruitment of staff, including a clinical nurse manager and 11 staff nurses, is ongoing.

  There will be eleven nurses, four CSSP operatives, two Clerical Officers, an Assistant Staff Officer and a Clinical Nurse Manager.

  The new unit will have two procedure rooms, which will facilitate up to 30 endoscopy procedures per day.

  Construction of the new building, which cost €5.5 million, commenced on the 30th of June, 2014 and was completed late last year. MVS Ltd., Castlebar, Co. Mayo were the construction company and the design team was Rattigan & Company Architects Ltd., Sligo. Construction was completed in late 2015.