The planned extension of Raheen Community Hospital is to get underway this August, according to Clare TD, Joe Carey.
Deputy Carey said he had received the up-date from Bernard Gloster, manager, HSE Mid West Community Healthcare.
Deputy Carey said, “ “The extension to Raheen Community Hospital has the benefit of planning permission and detailed design documents are currently being developed. It’s my understanding that the procurement process for a works contractor is to be progressed over the next few weeks and when completed the project will be tendered to the short listed contractors. The HSE inform me that should all go according to plan, work will commence on site during August 2015.
“This news will be of great comfort and relief to patients and their families who rely on the wonderful services in Raheen. This important development will enable the hospital to continue to provide appropriate care in the community for years to come. I want to thank the HSE for their update and look forward to work commencing on site in the coming months.”