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Site secured for new Nenagh nursing home

Thursday, 10th August, 2017 9:12am
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Site secured for new Nenagh nursing home

St Conlon's staff pictured with Alan Kelly TD last year after the announcement of funding for the new nursing home: Caroline Carroll, Ita ryan, Aine Quillinan, Mary Howard and Margaret Seymour.

Site secured for new Nenagh nursing home

St Conlon's staff pictured with Alan Kelly TD last year after the announcement of funding for the new nursing home: Caroline Carroll, Ita ryan, Aine Quillinan, Mary Howard and Margaret Seymour.

The HSE has secured a 3.5-acre site beside Nenagh hospital to build the new 50-bed St Conlon's community nursing home.

Local TD Alan Kelly, who announced the €9 million project as a minister last year, this week confirmed the site for the new nursing home. Thanking the HSE “for their tireless work and perseverance in delivering this site”, Deputy Kelly said the project will go to planning and design stage next.

“This new facility will not just double the bed capacity of St Conlon's but will also provide a range of other services, including badly needed respite and rehabilitation beds and facilities,” Deputy Kelly said.

“Its proximity to the hospital will greatly benefit the residents of the nursing home with the co-location, allowing for patient treatments more seamlessly.
"It is absolutely necessary that this purpose-built facility advances over the coming years in order to meet HIQA requirements," Deputy Kelly added.

"St Conlon's Home is a great facility with wonderful staff. I have had much personal experience of this myself. A number of years ago, we had a fight to save the current facility and we did through extra funding and staff being provided. Now we will have a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in the perfect location in Nenagh that will benefit people for decades to come. The project will go to planning and design stage next.

"Furthermore, the current St. Conlon's road site in the centre of the town will remain in HSE hands and I understand there is much demand and discussion regarding using it in the future to provide better mental health services in the North Tipperary area," Deputy Kelly stated.

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