CORK South Central T.D. Michael McGrath has welcomed the news that a a state-of-the-art €85 million cardiac and renal unit has been completed at Cork University Hospipal.
‘A dedicated 35 bay renal dialysis unit is already up and running in the new building, which is situated adjacent to the Cork University Maternity Hospital. The new dedicated unit has eliminated the need for night time dialysis, with all dialysis now being provided between 8am and midnight. Cardiac services are also being brought on stream at the new facility’, according to Deputy McGrath.
‘As well as the 35 renal dialysis places, the new unit has 141 inpatient beds and 10 catheterisation laboratory recovery places. The new unit expands and enhances the existing cardiac and renal services at CUH. The new facility is fully connected to the existing University Hospital buildings,’ stated Deputy McGrath.
‘This unit provides for the ever expanding need for these services in the region and will result in greatly enhanced care for all cardiac and renal patients who receive treatment in CUH.
‘The HSE is often the subject of intense criticism. However, it is important to recognise the positive developments which are happening within our health services’ concluded Deputy McGrath.
The new unit will be officially opened by An Taoiseach Brian Cowen T.D. on Friday, 22nd October.