Martin’s £75M. boost for James Connolly Memorial Hospital
On a visit to James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown the Minister for Health and Children, Mr Micheál Martin TD, today (20th July 2000) gave the go ahead for the acceptance of the lowest tender for the major capital development at the hospital.
Commenting on the development which is expected to cost £75Million, the Minister said “I am pleased that the development works are now ready to commence. This development will replace the older buildings on the site spread over a large area, with a modern facility utilising a combination of new buildings integrated with substantially upgraded existing ones. When complete the development will lead to improved patient facilities and enhanced services for people living in the catchment area.”
The development at the hospital provides for improved facilities for a number of hospital services which includes;
- Accident and Emergency Services
- Intensive Care
- Coronary Care
- Medical and Surgical Day Care
- Out Patients
- Theatre Service
- Psychiatric Service
The Minister said “this £75Million development at the hospital reflects this Government’s emphasis on the importance of a modern acute hospital meeting the health service needs of its catchment area. This development will ensure that James Connolly Memorial Hospital has the facilities to deliver effectively the services expected of an acute hospital in a modern environment”.
The Minister emphasised that “this development is only the first phase of ongoing developments here and discussions regarding further developments will commence soon.”
The Minister concluded “this development is one of many ongoing projects which I am pleased to fund under the National Development programme. As all these developments come on-stream over the next few years, we will have a health infrastructure worthy of this, the 21st, Century.”