Minister Opens Swan Ward

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Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is greeted by Kate Killeen-White, Regional Executive Officer, HSE Dublin & Midlands and Kieran McDonald, General Manager, Naas General Hospital.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly is greeted by Kate Killeen-White, Regional Executive Officer, HSE Dublin & Midlands and Kieran McDonald, General Manager, Naas General Hospital.

Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly has officially opened the Swan Ward in Naas General Hospital.

Capital funding of €6.5M had been allocated to this development to provide 12 additional single rooms for improved patient care and privacy. This development was highlighted as part of the Governments additional provision of beds in 2023.

Naas General Hospital staff members
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Swan Ward at Naas General Hospital, pictured with local TDs, Councillors, Senators, and Naas General Hospital staff members.

In addition to this development, the hospital is also progressing plans to develop a new 11-bed Acute Medical Assessment Unit, a 15-bed Admissions Unit and a bed replacement plan  identifying opportunities to replace current infrastructural challenging areas for improved patient care and access.

On the official opening of the new unit, Kieran McDonald, General Manager said, “We are delighted to welcome the  Minister for Health to Naas . We appreciate the support and investment in the Hospital for the people of Kildare and its surrounds. The opening of the Swan Ward is one of a series of developments that we have planned for the Hospital to improve patient experience, patient flow and integration with our community partners and provide  improved quality of care for our patients.”

Naas General Hospital staff members
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Swan Ward at Naas General Hospital, pictured with Naas General Hospital staff members.

Kate Killeen White, Regional Executive Officer of the HSE Dublin and Midlands said, “I’m pleased to be here at Naas General Hospital today, meeting the staff and sitting down with the management team to discuss the plans for upcoming developments in the Hospital. I look forward to working together to focus on enhancing patient care, upgrading facilities, and creating a better environment for both staff and visitors.”