Press Release

Callely announces 96-bed Capital Development at Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital, Clontarf, Dublin

Mr Ivor Callely TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health, today (8 July, 2002) announced approval to proceed with the design team and planning of a 96-bed capital development at the Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland. He was speaking at the A.G.M. organised by the Hospital.

“The development will help ease pressure on the North Dublin acute beds in Beaumont, the Mater, Cappagh and James Connolly Memorial Hospitals and reflects the emphasis on the provision of a modern hospital facility to meet the needs of its catchment area,” said Minister Callely.

The development, to be financed under the National Development Plan, will allow the Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital of Ireland to continue its important role in the provision of specialised hospital services in the Eastern Region.

Phase I of the development was completed in 1996 and consisted of two replacement wards of 64 places for the secondary rehabilitation of older persons.

The proposed Phase II development includes the replacement of 32 orthopaedic rehabilitation beds and the relocation of paramedical services, outpatients department and associated clinical and non-clinical services. Also included is the development of an additional 64-bed secondary rehabilitation unit for older persons.