The first clinic for the Kerry Mammography service is to be held on Monday 14th June, Kerry North TD Thomas McEllistrim has learned. Appointments are now being issued to patients for the first of the clinics.
“The mammography machine was recently put in place in Kerry General Hospital and following on from discussions at recent local meetings the HSE has begun to issue appointments to patients,” said Deputy McEllistrim. “The first clinic will get under way in mid June and after that we will have a regular mammography service in place.”
“We’ve been waiting for this service to be provided for some time so I’m delighted that we are now set to start making use of new machine and providing a much needed medical screening programme. We all know the dangers of breast cancer and this service will allow Kerry women to get a full screening programme in Kerry General Hospital and not have to travel much further afield for these tests.”
“Hopefully this new service will help to reduce the number of people developing severe breast cancer and will have a positive impact on the health of women throughout the county,” Deputy McEllistrim concluded.