New 40 Bed Unit For South Tipp. Gen. Hospital On Schedule.

Independent TD Deputy Michael Lowry in a statement today confirmed that there is no justification or need for hyped up exaggerated concerns regarding the opening of the new 40 Bed Modular Unit for South Tipperary General Hospital [S.T.G.H].

Ground works at S.T.G.H., showing the positioning of the new, welcome 40 Bed Modular Unit; as it looked back in early February of this year.

Mr Lowry stated, “I am pleased to confirm that work on the new 40 Bed Modular Unit at S.T.G.H. is running to schedule.

The new building is now fully erected on site. The works are ongoing. The contractors require another 14 weeks to install floors, fixtures, fittings and ancillary works; including the completion of forecourt paving and landscaping around the building. Internally each room has to be partitioned and fitted with a toilet, basin and shower. Heating and lighting has also to be fixed.”

We understand this two storey building which will have 40 ensuite single rooms will be ready for handover to the HSE in August. In the meantime, the capital funds, already allocated, will be used to source and purchase the equipment and medical devices to service this new unit.

Deputy Lowry continued, “Last Friday I walked through the new building. It is really very impressive. I am delighted with progress. It is a new concept, the first of its kind in Ireland. On my visit to the site on Friday, I met with the Chief Executive of the H.S.E. South/South East and with the Hospital Manager. Both are totally committed and eagerly anticipating the opening of this exceptional new facility.

The H.S.E. has also confirmed to me and the Hospital Manager that the necessary funds to staff and open the Unit, are available.

The Director of Human Resources, with the approval of the H.S.E. has already commenced a campaign at home and abroad for additional personnel. Interviews for some employment positions have already been held and panels now established. The New Unit will be open and available to patients towards the end of this year.

This fantastic, state of the art facility is well on the way to delivery. I am determined to see it through to conclusion”, Deputy Lowry concluded.


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