Mobile X-Ray Services Is To Be Rolled Out In South Tipperary

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A mobile x-ray service to help the elderly avoid having to go to the Emergency Department is being rolled out in South Tipperary from this month.

It follows the success of a pilot programme.

The HSE is expanding the free, community-based service meaning people will be able to have x-rays taken in their nursing home or facility where they reside instead of having to travel to a hospital.

As of the end of July 4,000 patients avoid Emergency Department as they used the new service.

Patients do not need a medical card to avail of the service, which is funded by the HSE to provide the service in public and private nursing homes.