Here are details of a Parlimenrary Question that I asked recently about the Sacred Heart Hospital and the Reply from the Minister…….
To ask the Minister for Health if the building of a new 50 bed unit at Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon is included in the list of projects to be undertaken under the current Capital Programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter……
The reply…………..It is Government policy to support Older People to live in dignity and independence in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. The case for funding community nursing units has been presented as effectively as possible and we will work with the HSE to prioritise available funding. In this context the safety and welfare of residents is our primary concern.
Talks relating to the national CNU programme including the Sacred Heart Hospital Roscommon are ongoing between the HSE and the regulator HIQA. As with all capital projects further developments of this programme must be considered within the context of the overall capital envelope available to the health service.