Dáil Éireann - Volume 492 - 16 June, 1998
Written Answers. - Cancer Screening Programme.
Ms Fitzgerald Ms Fitzgerald
61. Ms Fitzgerald asked the Minister for Health and Children the waiting times for mammograms in Dublin hospitals. [14007/98]
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen) Brian Cowen
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): Waiting times for mammograms vary between hospitals depending on the urgency of cases. Urgent appointments are seen as quickly as possible and while the demand for mammograms is high, hospitals make every effort to cater for  women seeking appointments as soon as possible. Where a woman is concerned at the length of time she has to wait, she can ask her general practitioner to discuss her case with a consultant radiologist, who decides upon the priority of cases.
I am conscious of the importance of mammography services and I am strongly committed to developing mammography services in the context of the National Cancer Strategy.
Dáil Éireann 492 Written Answers. Cancer Screening Programme.