Deputy Fergus O’Dowd and Councillor Dolores Minogue outside St. Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee.
Deputy Fergus O’Dowd, and local Ardee Municipal Cathaoirleach, Councillor Dolores Minogue (FG), have warmly welcomed the news that planning permission for the St Joseph’s Hospital 50 Bed Expansion has been granted.
“The state of the art plan will modernise what is already a wonderful facility” O’Dowd said. “The 50 bed project will be a massive boost in caring for the elderly in County Louth.
“The level of care provided in the centre is already excellent and with this expansion we will see a more independent approach to the delivery of service. Families will also have a more inclusive role in the care of their loved ones and it will improve privacy for patients.”
Councillor Minogue added: “I’m really delighted for the staff and service users, this will completely modernise the hospital and make it a better place to reside and to work in. The plans are state of the art and will incorporate overnight family rooms, visitor rooms, a treatment room and a hairdresser salon.
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“We look forward to seeing the end results.”
The plan includes a two storey, part single storey, community nursing unit of 50 beds with resident accommodation, dining rooms, kitchenette family overnight room, visitor’s room, treatment room and a hairdresser’s salon.
There will also be an upgrade of the existing access road with cycle and pedestrian facilities.
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