Press Release

Minister Callely visits New Nursing Unit in Virginia

Mr. Ivor Callely T.D., Minister for Services for Older People, visited the new Nursing Unit in Virginia, followed by a tour of Darley Health Care Unit in Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

In June 2003, the Minister announced additional funding of€1.1m. to the North Eastern Health Board towards the opening of the Unit in Virginia.

“I´m delighted to be back here again today to see the new Nursing Unit up and running and also the completion of this Unit shows that the Government´s commitment to investment in new health services throughout the country is ongoing” stated the Minister.

The Minister also met a delegation of Voluntary Groups, local TDs, Senators, Town and County Councilors from the area in relation to the local health Centre in Cootehill. The Minister promised to reply to their submission as soon as possible after receiving it.