Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed the announcement of funding of €1.5m for the planning and design of the €7.85m Medical Rehab Unit at Roscommon Hospital.
Speaking at the opening of the €5.5m Endoscopy Unit at Roscommon Hospital the Senator said “Today, the Minister for Health Simon Harris confirmed this funding, which is part of the €7.85m capital funding approved for this major development at the hospital. I have always expressed confidence that this ten-bed facility would be built and today’s announcement of funding for the planning and design phase puts to bed any concerns surrounding the project. This is great news on the day Minister Harris also officially opened the €6m Endoscopy project at the hospital.
Frank Feighan added “The National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire is the only comprehensive rehabilitation facility in the Republic of Ireland for patients with physical and cognitive impairments. Currently, there are no dedicated rehab units in the West and this stand-alone Rehab Unit at Roscommon will relieve pressure on existing services and waiting times in Dún Laoghaire and will also allow patients to be treated in their own community. ”
“When built, the unit will operate as a satellite centre to the National Rehabilitation Hospital and will operate under its auspices. From a geographical perspective, Roscommon Hospital is ideally located for this development, being so central to the West and to Dublin ” commented Senator Feighan
Frank Feighan concluded by saying “It was always the plan that this capital development would proceed once the Endoscopy Unit was complete. This is what is now happening and I look forward to the Medical Rehab Unit project taking shape at Roscommon Hospital.”