Local Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan says intensive and regular meetings for the respective teams working on the Endoscopy and Hospice facilities planned for Roscommon Hospital is clear evidence of the commitment to secure the long-term future of the hospital itself.
“I attended another two meetings earlier this week aimed at advancing large-scale developments at the hospital,” stated deputy Feighan.
“I am delighted with the progress being made on the planned €2m Endoscopy Unit. The project’s design brief is advancing very well for this facility which will become operational in 2013. When built, the state-of-the-art unit will provide services for a range of procedures including colonoscopy.
“I’m glad to note that the minor capital project to locate new Endoscopy decontamination equipment into an area in the theatre until such time as the Endoscopy Suite opens, is now completed. This new facility is now fully commissioned and operational since early February 2012.
“The other meeting I attended at the hospital this week concerned the ongoing discussions with Mayo/Roscommon Hospice Foundation to locate a hospice facility on the grounds of Roscommon Hospital.
“I am delighted that Mayo/Roscommon Hospice wants to develop a €3m eight-bed development on the hospital grounds, which will ensure a significant investment in palliative care services for local communities across Roscommon.
“Looking at the first-hand commitment by all stakeholders, I am confident that the Hospice facility can develop a mutually beneficial relationship in the long-term with Roscommon Hospital.
“The public can be assured that these intensive meetings for all service developments planned for the hospital will continue on a regular basis to ensure all completion dates are met. I look forward to continue working with all stakeholders with the common objective of protecting the future of Roscommon Hospital,” concluded Deputy Feighan.
Issue dated: 30th March 2012
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