A local TD has welcomed the expansion of opening hours at the Monaghan Minor Injuries Unit, which will take place from next Tuesday, November 1st.
According to Matt Carthy, "for too long" the Minor Injuries Unit at Monaghan Hospital has been operating just five days a week from 9am to 5pm, making it have "by far" the shortest opening hours of any Minor Injuries Unit in the state.
As a result of the expansion, the unit will be operational from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.
It is also expected that the service will expand further to allow for weekend openings next year.
Speaking to Northern Sound, Deputy Carthy believes the expansion of the Minor Injuries Unit can be a "crucial first step" in the restoration and development of services at the hospital.
He has urged people from across Monaghan to use the unit when required in order to build momentum in that regard: