THE HSE will present 3-D drawings and a model for a proposed €25 million 100 bed community nursing unit for Ennis at a public consultation meeting this week.
The meeting on Wednesday, June 22, at the Temple Gate Hotel in Ennis from 1pm to 3pm will set out plans for the construction of the 100-bed unit on a 5.09 acre greenfield site near St Flannan’s College.
Details of the public consultation have come ahead of the anticipated lodging of a planning application with Clare County Council for the development at the end of this month.
The proposed new unit if given the green light for planning by the local authority will replace long stay and short stay beds at St Joseph’s Hospital.
A design team has completed an outline design phase of the project. The proposed unit will include 88 single and four twin rooms, and four palliative care facilities.
The project has been included for funding in the HSE Capital Programme 2021. An allocation of €1.05 million has already been included for St Joseph’s in the HSE’s Capital Plan for 2022.