Tánaiste Joan Burton TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar TD today (Wednesday 23 July) officially opened the new Acute Medical Assessment Unit (AMAU) and MRI service at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.
Speaking at the official opening, Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said: “The new MRI and Acute Medical Assessment Unit in Connolly Hospital is welcome news for the patients attending the hospital and the staff working there. The Unit will play a pivotal role in relieving pressure in other areas of the hospital, especially the emergency department, thereby providing a far greater and immediate service for patients from minimising delays to establishing early diagnosis, enhanced radiology facilities and access to MRI scans in the hospital. Congratulations to Dr. Eamon Dolan, Dr. Liam Cormican and the entire team in the Acute Medical Assessment Unit. I wish them and the staff working in the associated departments every success as they continue to provide a quality care service for the patients using Connolly Hospital.”
Connolly Hospital’s new €1m Acute Medical Assessment Unit, which is being implemented as part of the HSE’s National Acute Medicine Programme, is located in close proximity to the Emergency Department. It replaces the temporary AMAU that had been in place for two years. (more…)