Press Release

Minister Micheál Martin approves key medical and scientific staff for the Radiotherapy Unit in Galway

Micheál Martin T.D., Minister for Health and Children, today announced that he has approved the following key medical and scientific staff for the Radiotherapy Unit in Galway:

Principal Physicist
Senior Physicist
Senior Physicist, with IT experience
Senior Engineer
Radiation Oncologist
Radiation Therapist

The Minister said that these appointments are now necessary to support the on-going development of the Radiotherapy Unit and the essential commissioning of radiotherapy equipment that is on order.

The full year costs of these posts is over €600,000 and additional resources will be made available to the Western Health Board for these key appointments.

In the context of the planning and resourcing of the next phase of development, the Minister stated that discussions will continue between the Board and his Department.