Speaking at the event to mark the expansion of the Radiology Service at the Hospital, An Tánaiste Mr Coveney said "The additional Radiology capacity for pateints who require various types of scans is very welcome and will be of great assistance to GP's. This new development in Radiology services is in addition to the building of a new Cardiac Cath Lab in recent times. The new state of the art MRI open system is great for patients in that the MRI is a faster examination and much less claustrophobic. The additional CT scanner will reduce waiting times for patients in the greater Munster area, which is very welcome"
Mr Harry Canning, Hospital Manager Bon Secours Hospital, Cork said "We are delighted that An Tánaiste has marked the expansion of the Radiology department at the Hospital. The very busy Radiology department is supported by highly trained specialist staff and we are very pleased that we will be further able to assist GP's and their patients with our services. In the region of €4.5M has been spent on the modernising of the department and the purchase of world class equipment. The new equipment markely increases our capacity and will facilitate same day appointments and scan results for patients"