Fianna Fail Deputy for Roscommon/ Galway, Eugene Murphy has called on the Minister for Health Simon Harris to clarify the funding situation in relation to the development of a Rehabilitation Unit at Roscommon Hospital.
Members of the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee have requested an urgent meeting with the Minister for Health Simon Harris and Deputy Murphy has already raised the issue with Minister Harris and has pledged to try to expedite a meeting with the Minister on behalf of the Roscommon group.
“Over €7 million was approved for the rehabilitation unit at Roscommon Hospital in May of 2015 and the funds were to be included in the 2016/2021 capital programme however that funding now seems to be postponed and urgent clarification is needed in relation to the matter. This ten bedded unit would service the midlands and west of Ireland and the development of the unit was one of the main projects proposed for the campus following on from the closure of the A&E services. I have spoken to Minister Harris in relation to the rehabilitation unit and he has informed me that the Unit is not off the agenda and I would be hopeful that funding would resume soon,” said Deputy Murphy.