Press Release

Minister Harney welcomes consultation programme on the National Rehabilitation Hospital

Mary Harney TD, Minister for Health and Children today, 20th May, 2008, welcomed the major consultation programme being undertaken by the National Rehabilitation Hospital which is taking place today, Tuesday, 20th May, 2008. The Minister said “I believe that it will give the hospital an excellent opportunity to obtain the views of key stakeholders and will help to deliver the best possible facility for patients” The consultation programme is part of the planning process for the redevelopment of the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) which was committed to in the Programme for Government. When completed, the new NRH will provide additional treatment and diagnostic capacity.

The consultation day is being held today (Tuesday, 20th May, 2008) in the Rochestown Lodge Hotel in Dun Laoghaire and participants will include members of the Hospital’s staff, local public representatives as well as the general public.

“This is an important step in the planning of the new National Rehabilitation Hospital and I would encourage all those with views on the redevelopment to participate in the consultation process” concluded Minister Harney.