Tallaght University Hospital is set to benefit from new gynaecology funding in order to expand its local gyno-service according to local Government T.D. Emer Higgins.
“I am really pleased to have secured new local funding for women’s health. Tallaght Hospital is set to receive significant investment towards it’s gynaecology services and care for endometriosis patients. The backlogs in accessing gynaecology services in our area have been exasperated by Covid and lockdowns. Extremely painful periods are a common symptom of endometriosis, but it can be really difficult for girls and women to access diagnosis and support for this condition, which impacts one in every ten of us. These new one-stop see-and-treat clinics will play a key role in improving access to gynaecology services, reducing waiting times and improving clinical outcomes for women,” said Emer Higgins, the local Fine Gael T.D.
“I would like to thank all the women in Lucan, Clondalkin, Palmerstown and the 4 Districts who contacted me about the need to improve access to gynaecology services locally. I am really pleased to have helped secure the provision of an expanded and specialist service in Tallaght University Hospital. This investment will help improve both clinical outcomes and the overall care experience for women in our local area who suffer from the debilitating condition of endometriosis,” explained Emer Higgins T.D.
“This is part of an overall €5million allocation to a new Women’s Health Fund. I pressed upon the Minister for Health, the need to prioritise our area under this fund and I am pleased to announce that Tallaght Hospital will be one of two acute hospitals in the country to receive a community-based Ambulatory Gynaecology Service and an expansion of its specialist endometriosis services. The brand-new local Government-funded endo-project will see the establishment of one-stop “see and treat” gynaecology clinics in our community. This investment will mean that local women with symptoms should be seen and assessed quicker by specialists,” concluded Emer Higgins, T.D.