New €2 million endoscopy unit creates 18 jobs in the Bons Secours Hospital
The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney TD officially opened the expanded endoscopy unit in Bon Secours Hospital today.
The opening comes following the refurbishment of the existing area and the addition of a pre-procedure area and a fourth Endoscopy room.
The expansion means the hospital now has one of the largest private endoscopy offerings in Ireland, allowing its team to treat an additional 4,000 patients annually with a wider range of endoscopic procedures.
The new €2 million endoscopy units feature 18 new positions to support a skilled team of gastroenterologists, general surgeons, respiratory consultants and urologists, supported by nursing staff, clerical staff and decontamination technicians.
Speaking at the opening, Minister Simon Coveney said:
“Bon Secours Cork continues to break new ground in terms of innovation and excellence in healthcare. The expansion of its endoscopy services is another important milestone in the ongoing development of healthcare for patients living in the region. Bon Secours Health System’s continued investment in world-class facilities and its expansion of vital services across Ireland are to be commended, and I congratulate them for their ongoing commitment to technologically-advanced medical care.”