Irish health minister ploughs extra Euros1m into cardiac surgery:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Irish health minister Micheal Martin yesterday announced plans to spend around Euros1m ($1.2m) to boost cardiac surgery at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, in Crumlin (Dublin). The investment will enable the hospital to utilise some of the capacity of its new operating theatre department to perform a minimum of two additional heart operations a week, said the minister during the official opening of this Euros30m unit. He also announced developments in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), haematology, oncology and cardiac care, planned as "priority interim projects", pending the redevelopment of the whole hospital.