Contract for Sligo cardiac catheterization laboratory still hasn’t been put out to tender

Saolta says further work to be carried out on procurement process.

Sligo News File.

A bulletin from Tony McLoughlin suggests that there is little hope of the much promised cardiac catheterization laboratory seeing the light of day in Sligo any time soon.

Tony McLoughlin, T.D. Fine Gael, Sligo - Leitrim
Tony McLoughlin, T.D.
Fine Gael, Sligo – Leitrim

The Fine Gael TD has circulated a letter in which the Saolta Hospital Group states that it cannot give a date as to when the tender for the service will be progressed, adding “…it will be the last quarter of 2016 at the earliest.”

There has been no comment from the current Fine Gael Minister for Health Simon Harris.

TDs elected to deliver for the area include McLoughlin; Marc MacSharry and Eamon Scanlon, both members of the government backing Fianna Fail party, and Martin Kenny, Sinn Fein. All four are currently on a three month holiday from the Dail.