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BreastCheck mobile unit plan for Buncrana 09.01.20

FIANNA Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue has welcomed confirmation that the HSE’s National Screening Service is hoping to find a potential site, in Buncrana, for a BreastCheck mobile unit.
The closure in 2013 of the Buncrana site, that had previously held a mobile unit, has meant that since then all eligible women in Inishowen have to travel to Letterkenny and Donegal Town for breast cancer screening.
HSE plans to locate BreastCheck mobile unit in Buncrana.
“Following my representations, I am now advised that the HSE’s National Screening Service will initiate discussions with owners of potential sites for locating a mobile unit in Buncrana,” Deputy McConalogue said.
He continued, “I am aware that Breast cancer screening was carried out in Letterkenny between March and August 2017 when all eligible women in the area were invited by BreastCheck to have a mammogram free of charge.
“A mobile unit will return to carry out breast screening in Letterkenny from January 2020, but I will be keeping the pressure on now to ensure the promise of pursuing a search for potential sites in Buncrana is followed up as a matter of absolute priority,” Deputy McConalogue concluded.
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