Press Release

Martin announces MRI facility for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children

Mr. Micheál Martin TD, Minister for Health and Children today (Friday 5th July, 2002) announced approval for the establishment of an MRI facility at Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.

Our Lady´s Hospital has sought the provision of MRI services on site and the Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) has also recommended that an MRI be provided, based on the volume, nature and complexity of paediatric conditions dealt with on campus.

Arrangements are being made to establish a technical group consisting of representatives of the hospital, the ERHA and with relevant expertise from my Department to assist in moving this issue forward.

It is expected that the project will cost in the region of€2million.