Ulstrasound backlog at LGH should be cleared in six weeks – HSE

first_imgNews Ulstrasound backlog at LGH should be cleared in six weeks – HSE 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – August 29, 2012 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleFour-day digital technology and media conference gets underway in DerryNext articleHogan predicts backlash against people not paying household charge News Highland The HSE says a waiting list for ultrasound scans at Letterkenny General Hospital should be cleared wihin six weeks, after extra sessions were organised and an imaging room dedicated to the backlog.A direct referral system has been in place for three years between Donegal Primary Care, GPs in the county and the hospital. However, the HSE says since February, a backlog has developed, with 550 GP referrals awaiting scans at the moment.The HSE says the waiting list grew due to a number of factors, including staff on maternity leave and an increase in GP referrals. Outpatient ultrasounds and emergency referrals continued to be carried out as normal. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more