New colposcopy unit at Coombe
Health Minister James Reilly has opened a new colposcopy unit at the Coombe Hospital in Dublin.
The hospital says the unit, which was jointly funded by the Coombe and the National Cancer Screening Service (NCSS), will ensure that women with a screen-detected cervical abnormality are provided with optimum care.
The Coombe is one of 15 publicly funded colposcopy services which support the CervicalCheck programme.
The new colposcopy unit will accommodate approximately 1,500 new attendances per annum with a capacity to increase this number.
According to the NCSS, as a result of the CervicalCheck programme, there has been an increase nationally in the numbers of new patients who attended colposcopy services.
The Minister said women who require a colposcopy are now guaranteed timely access to a standardised level of quality assured care.
[Posted: Fri 21/10/2011]