STEMI Heart Attack Patients In Donegal To Receive Access To Services In L'Derry

Patients in Donegal suffering from a STEMI heart attack will now have direct access to services at the Altengelvin Hospital in Co L'Derry.

The move is part of a new cross-border cardiology service.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: "Up to 60 patients suffering from a STEMI heart attack will be treated in Altnagelvin every year. Previously, patients from the region had to be transported to University Hospital Galway so this represents a big saving in terms of treatment time and also distance. It's just the latest cross-border medical service to be provided and I look forward to future expansion of this service. A further step will be to give access to Radiotherapy services at Altnagelvin for patients from the Republic."


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