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One year anniversary of the opening of the CDM Hub X-ray facility

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo 

The HSE is pleased to celebrate one year since the Community X-ray facility at Errigal Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Hub became operational. It is located on the Kilmacrennan Road, Letterkenny opposite the entrance to the Emergency Department, Letterkenny University Hospital.

Since the commencement of the service on the 6th of January 2023  5,586 patients have been x-rayed with a total of 6,604 x-rays being performed.

The facility operates Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm with a current capacity of 25 to 30 pre-scheduled x-rays per day. There are two full time senior radiographers in place to support the facility. 

The radiology service at the Errigal CDM Hub provides an X-ray service which is accessed via electronic request from the patient’s GP. This means the patient can avail of X-ray imaging in a convenient location, without the need to attend Letterkenny University Hospital.

Maura Gillen, General Manager, Primary Care Services, Donegal, HSE Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo (CH CDLMS) said “This facility ensures the rollout of the Enhanced Community Care Programme within Donegal. It has greatly enhanced our ability to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. Through this investment, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. This service is an integral part of the Sláintecare plan for diagnostics in Donegal: the right care at the right place and at the right time. It has benefitted patients as it improves timely access to diagnostics in the community.   It removes the need for the patient to attend Letterkenny University Hospital which results in less pressure on the acute services in the Hospital.”

According to Siobhan McGrory, Radiology Services Manager, Primary Care Services Donegal, HSE, CH CDLMS, “The ease of accessing the X-ray unit at Errigal Hub is beneficial for the patient’s experience with convenient parking and an access ramp to the facility. Errigal CDM Hub X-ray facility is one of five community X-ray locations which include: Dungloe Community Hospital, Carndonagh Community Hospital, Donegal Town Community Hospital and Killybegs Community Hospital. The radiology service is set to expand further in the community in the future in order to meet the needs of the population of Donegal.”

The HSE would like to acknowledge the significant support provided by its colleagues in Letterkenny University Hospital, General Practice and wider HSE management who have been instrumental in supporting the running of this facility. It looks forward to continuing to work in partnership to progress the development of the diagnostic services in Donegal for communities which will benefit patients.  

Last updated on: 05 / 01 / 2024