The Minister of Health, Paulette Lehnert, and the Minister of Social Affairs, Claude Haagen, have reached an agreement with the Fédération des Hôpitaux Luxembourgeois (FHL) on the extra opening hours of the MRI scanning rooms at weekends.
Diagnostics will be performed in four major medical centres: Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHDN), Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL), Centre Emile Meyrisch (CHEM) and Robert Schuman (HRS).
The CHDN is already up and running. The MRI room is open on Saturdays from 07:00 to 15:00.
On Saturdays from 08:00 to 16:00, CHL will also start up an additional machine. From April 2023, the centre already has two rooms operating on this schedule.
CHEM will be open from 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
Finally, HRS is opening two units at Kirchberg Hospital. These will be available from 08:00 to 12:00.
Waiting times for examinations, for which there are usually long waiting lists, should be reduced by extending the opening hours.