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New prostate cancer clinic for Donegal

A rapid access prostate cancer clinic will open at Letterkenny General Hospital in three weeks.

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A NEW RAPID Access Prostate Cancer Clinic will open at Letterkenny General Hospital in three weeks time.

The clinic will cater for at least 150 Donegal men every year and avoid them having to travel to Galway on numerous occasions for diagnosis.

Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh said he received confirmation that the clinic would open on November 4.

Currently, Donegal men referred to the Rapid Access Prostate Clinic in Galway must travel back and forth between the two counties at least four times before a diagnosis can be made.

“This new Letterkenny clinic will eliminate this journey time for Donegal patients and will facilitate diagnosis and treatment in the local community,” said McHugh.

Health Minister James Reilly added that the Government is committed to delivering care as near to the patient as is practicable.

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