The long-awaited MRI at St Luke’s General Hospital for Carlow and Kilkenny is operational.
It’s scanned its first patient today (Tuesday, 8th February) and is now in service for two days a week.
The new Magnetic Resonance Imaging unit was installed last November in a purpose-built building.
Declan McCann is Chair of the Friends of St Luke’s which spear-headed a fundraising drive for the machine – the group raised €250,000 which was then match-funded.
He confirmed the news on KCLR Live earlier this morning – listen back to that chat here: