Thursday, May 26, 2022

Almost €5 million in funding for Mayo University Hospital (MUH) and other healthcare facilities in Mayo has been announced.

Speaking on the matter Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers said: “I am delighted to see funding of almost €5 million euro under the 2022 Capital Plan being allocated to healthcare facilities in Mayo.

“This is essential funding that is badly needed to improve facilities and services. I worked closely with my colleague Minister Stephen Donnelly to secure funding for Mayo University Hospital and I am glad to see it come to fruition.

“As always I want to commend the staff at MUH who do fantastic work. We are very lucky to have a hospital in the County town and it is important that we continue to invest in its future.”

The funding at MUH will go towards the following:

  • Replacement (CNU) Community Nursing Unit at Ballina
  • Replacement (CNU) Community Nursing Unit at Belmullet

Major Upgrades at Mayo University Hospital

  • €3.91m for an electrical upgrade;
  • €530,000 for reconfiguration and upgrade of the Hospital Sterile Services Department;
  • €300,000 New ground floor extension to Emergency Department (ED) and reconfiguration of existing emergency department with an additional 7 assessment and treatment spaces. New Medical Assessment Unit at first floor with an additional 10 new assessment spaces. Reconfiguration of C Ward to facilitate the new build tie-in and provide additional isolation rooms.
  • €70,000 Update Development Control Plan for hospital campus and adjacent lands in conjunction with Mayo Co. Council Local Area Plan.

Also in Castlebar, €100,000 for the refurbishment of two High Support Community Residences, An Coilín and Teach Aisling to accommodate nine residents in three residential units.

Alan Dillon TD said: “This is hugely important to improvement the services and conditions for the residents of these units with complex needs,”

Fine Gael TD Michael Ring said: “I welcome this funding for projects in Mayo. Our health system continually requires investment in capital projects to meet the needs of the people of Mayo.  In fact, our greatest asset in the Mayo health system is the staff who have worked tirelessly to treat people with dignity, respect and the best care possible.”

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