Over 90% of Covid-19 test results in the West are back within 36 hours of the test taking place- that's according to a senior HSE official, who answered questions on the issue at yesterday's meeting of the HSE Regional Forum.

Mayo, Galway and Roscommon have all recorded a major increase in demand for Covid-testing, with members of the forum raising concerns about reports of people waiting up to a week for results.

However, Chief Officer of Community Healthcare West Breda Crehan-Roche said over 90% of test results are dispatched on the same day, or the day after the test is conducted.

She explained that some delays have resulted from people not providing mobile phone numbers, as text messages are the quickest way to relay test results.

 

 

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