New scan clinic launched

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New scan clinic launched
Eamonn McFadden @dgldemocrat

A new medical scanning facility in Letterkenny that has created ten news jobs was officially launched by Minister for Health Simon Harris TD on Thursday.

The new €2m facility is run by Affidea and is based in Scally Place where they offer a range of diagnostic scanning services including MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray.

Minister Harris said he welcomed the new business and jobs in the region and there was further plans to develop primary care centres in the county

“This is a really good day for Letterkenny in terms of investment and I think it is a really good day for Donegal and the north west in terms of investment. I understand the opening of the centre brings ten new jobs being createdhere and they are part of the 100 new jobs Affidea are creating nationally through their work in the health space. I want to acknowledge that and it is particularly encouraging that as I talk to people who had an opportunity to move back to Letterkenny and back to Donegal, some from Dublin where they had been based for years but have got job opportunities at this clinic, but others from even further afield from Australia and Canada, to be coming back to the north west and Donegal,” he stated.

Affidea CEO Tom Finn said: “The new clinic will ensure patients can receive the timely attention they need in a primary care environment rather than the hospital based setting”.

He highlighted they have already had a busy start doing up to 20 scans per day.