Chemical Pathology in Drogheda – Is this acceptable and if so why?

Motion:

 

“That full consultant cover in Chemical Pathology should be available at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda for medical and accreditation purposes as it is a major regional hospital.”

 

Cllr. Bill Tormey

 

Response:

 

Dr. Michael Louw, Chemical Pathologist attends the Laboratory at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital for four hours per month.  He is available by phone 24/7 for advisory services and has a named deputy who takes over when he is on leave.

 

The Laboratory in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital is applying for ISO 15189 accreditation in September 2013 with a view to being inspected by the Irish National Accreditation Body (INAB) in February 2014.

 

The current arrangement with Dr. Louw is acceptable to the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).