Mater Heart and Vascular Clinic opens it doors in Drogheda

Prof. John Hurley, Dr. Mensud Hatunic, Dr. Paul Keelan, Dr. Niamh Murphy and Dr. Carmel Halley at the opening of the Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre on Crosslanes.

THE MATER Private has opened its first external Heart and Vascular Clinic at Crosslanes which means local patients, who would normally have to travel to Dublin, will be able to access to specialist cardiac and vascular services.

The Drogheda Clinic is a collaboration with local consultant cardiologists, Dr. Carmel Halley, Dr. Paul Keelan and Dr. Niamh Murphy. Consultants will carry out routine consultation appointments from their private rooms in the Clinic along with diagnostics tests including ECG, Echocardiogram Stress Test, 24hr Blood Pressure, 24hour Holter Monitoring, 48hour Holter Monitoring and Carotid Ultrasound.

Dr. Paul Keelan, consultant cardiologist, said: ' We are delighted that we can offer a more convenient service to patients in the Louth area while opening up access to the additional expertise and support from our colleagues at the Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre. This ensures we can provide the highest standard of care to our patients, with the benefit of eliminating the need for them to travel to Dublin for initial consultation and testing.

'We look forward to collaborating with the unrivalled expert team from Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre.'

John Hurley, chairman, Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre, said: 'We are delighted to bring the Mater Private Heart and Vascular Centre to Louth. We have invested significantly in our services at the Mater Private Hospital and we pride ourselves on offering the most advanced cardiac services in Ireland.'

The Mater Private Heart and Vascular Clinic is open from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendance is by GP or consultant referral and appointment.