Total of €983 million to be spent on new health facilities this year

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The HSE will spend over €983 million developing healthcare facilities across the country this year, according to the HSE Capital Plan for 2021, which was approved by Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly, in August.

A new 72-bed Replacement Medical Ward Block at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, is expected to be completed this year.

Spending on radiation oncology programmes has been increased by €35 millionon 2020. This will enable construction to continue on radiation oncology development and the linear accelerator replacement programme at University Hospital Galway and onPhase 2 of the radiation oncology development at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

Aseptic Compounding Units will be developed at Cork University Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital.

The two-room specialist Neuro Interventional Radiology Thrombectomy Service at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and abone marrow modular four-bay unit at St James’s Hospital, Dublin, are due to be completed.

Funding is provided to develop the acute bed capacity at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Mallow General Hospital, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Sligo University Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny, and Portiuncula University Hospital, Galway.

Work on new ward blocks will be carried out at Beaumont Hospital, Cavan General Hospital, Galway University Hospital, Wexford General Hospital and Limerick University Hospital.

Eight critical care bedsare due to be provided in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, 12 at Tallaght UniversityHospitaland funding has been provided for other critical care projects at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, St James’s Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, and the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Investment to support other aspects of acute hospital care will cover out-patient department projects at Merlin Park University Hospital, South Tipperary General Hospital,. Laboratory (pathology and blood science) projects will also be advanced at Limerick University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, University Hospital Kerry and University Hospital Galway.