17 December 2018
By Elaine Murphy
Clonakilty Hospital is set for a €5 million extension, according to Minister of State at the Department of Health, Jim Daly.
A planning application has been submitted to Cork County Council for an extension of the Community Hospital which is expected to cost in the region of €5 million, speaking on the announcement Minister Daly said,
“This is once again another significant investment to Clonakilty Community Hospital. This follows the recent renovation of the transitional care unit which will facilitate 14 step down care beds, helping to significantly reduce the number of those waiting in beds in Cork University Hospital.”
The plans for the new extension include 20 single- bedrooms, dining room, day room, visitors room and quiet room. The extension will move towards modern designs moving away from larger wards, giving patients and family members the privacy of a single room.
Minister Daly concluded, “As Minister with responsibility for Older People, I am particularly happy to see the inclusion of 4 dementia rooms specifically tailored for the needs of patients who suffer from dementia.
“I visit our local hospital on a regular basis and I must commend the management and staff on the fantastic service they provide to the patients in the hospital and to the local community. I will continue to in my role as Minister to deliver more investment to community hospitals across West Cork.”