Details of a new €10.5 million construction development at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick, latter which serves to deal with North Tipperary patients and which aims to fill significant gaps in the provision of specialist services including cystic fibrosis, neurology, stroke, dermatology and symptomatic breast disease, has just been unveiled.
The purpose built six-storey building on the hospital’s Dooradoyle campus in Limerick, will include a new neurological unit which will serve 5,000 patients, catering for 11 conditions including Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone disease.
The Cystic Fibrosis Outpatients Unit will have five treatment rooms and an inpatient unit with nine en suite rooms.
The new Dermatology Outpatient Centre aims to bring all dermatology services together at one location. Available figures show that 6,280 dermatology patients were seen at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in 2010.
The Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust, which is supported by the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am, is providing €4m toward the proposed construction costs.
Planning permission for the new development has already been granted and construction is due to begin in June 2011, with the project expected to be operational by the 1st of January 2013.