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John Collins at home in Cross.

Seven-month wait for angiogram patient

By Dan Danaher A WEST  Clare public patient is becoming increasingly fearful he will suffer a heart attack before  his “crazy” seven month wait for an angiogram at University College Hospital, Galway (UHG) elapses. John Collins, Cross, who can’t work for medical reasons and can’t afford private medical insurance, is worried about his health, after  an abnormality was detected after a stress test in the hospital on August 14, 2013. According to Mr Collins, he was told he needed an angiogram and would get one within four or five months to make sure he was ok medically. University College Hospital, Galway hadn’t responded to a number of Clare Champion queries at the time of press. Mr Collins has got a verbal commitment from UHG that he will get an angiogram on March 12 next. Still waiting to get written confirmation of his appointment in an official letter, despite a number of requests, he described the delay as “crazy” and “disgraceful”. He …

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