First Gum Clinic Opens In Monaghan Hospital

For the first time, a sexual health Genito Urinary Clinic (GUM) has been opened in Monaghan Hospital, according to the HSE on Tuesday.

The opening means anybody concerned about their sexual health will now have access to a locally based GUM service in the Cavan and Monaghan area, according to the HSE. The EU funding for the service was secured by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT), the cross border health services partnership, in which the HSE is a partner.

According to HSE, the sexual health clinic commenced in December and is based at the Outpatients Dept in Monaghan Hospital.

The clinic operates Tuesday mornings, from 9am to 12.30 pm and appointments can be made by telephoning 086 0416865 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

The clinic is delivered by a multidisciplinary team and provides a comprehensive service for people concerned about sexually transmitted infections and their sexual health in general.

Welcoming the new service, Leo Kinsella, Area Manager, HSE Cavan and Monaghan, said: "We are delighted that this EU investment has enabled the HSE to develop this clinic so that we can provide better access to sexual health services. Anyone concerned about their sexual health now have greater access to sexual health services locally in Cavan and Monaghan.

"This is a significant step towards creating a border-wide network of services which are fully accessible to people within their local communities and in promoting the importance of good sexual health."


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