X-ray Scanner in Ballymun Health Centre

Following wide consultation with relevant clinicians regarding the x-ray
machine which was installed in the Ballymun Health Centre as part of the
initial fit out it has been decided that in the current economic climate and
with reduced resources, it would not be prudent to invest further in the
x-ray facility.

This decision was taken following consideration of the highly responsive
x-ray service currently available, the fact that plain x-ray is only
occasionally used in routine GP investigations and due to the potential
waste involved in investing in a service that would result in the under
utilisation of staff and the equipment.

It was decided that alternative venues would be explored. The costs
associated with relocating an x-ray machine in the current climate have been
In my opinion, it was mad to put it there in the first place.