Press Release

Minister Lynch welcomes agreement on CF beds at Cork University Hospital

Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, today expressed her delight that an agreement has now been reached between Build4Life and the HSE on the development of a 10 bedded unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital.

“I am delighted that agreement has been reached between the HSE and Build4Life which will allow this project to continue as planned. Build4Life has been a huge supporter of the development of CF services in Cork University Hospital and I think it is great news that this matter has now reached an amicable conclusion.”

Build4Life will provide funding of €2.3m to the project which will deliver 10 designated single inpatient rooms for Adults with CF. A bed utilisation policy will be put in place to ensure appropriate protected access to these CF-designated beds for adult CF patients.