St. Camillus Hospital in Limerick is receiving development plans from HSE

St Camillus Hospital

St Camillus Hospital in Limerick is receiving development plans from HSE.The HSE unveiled plans for a new €18.9 million state of the art facility to cater for 75 long stay residents at St.Camillus Hospital in Limerick city and the plan will be completed in the next three years.

St. Camillus Hospital in Limerick is receiving development plans from HSE

The HSE unveiled plans for a new €18.9 million state of the art facility to cater for 75 long stay residents at St.Camillus Hospital in Limerick city and the plan will be completed in the next three years.

The HSE addressed local representatives at the Shelbourne Road facility on the major development.

The new beds will replace the existing long stay beds on the site. The project is part of the Government strategy to bring long stay public care facilities up to the highest standard with developing 63 single and six twin rooms.

A current resident of St Camillus’s Michael Mc Inerney, Cathal Maguire told Limerick Post, “It’s going to be a massive place, a real five-star place. Everything here is carried out to perfection and the place is always spotless.”

Bernard Gloster, the HSE Mid-West chief officer, said it was significant to improve the health and social care in the city.

“This is a very significant milestone in the life of health and social care in the City. All focus now is on securing planning permission and commencing works hopefully in 2019. My hope is that what we are doing is changing a building and we are adding to the quality of the care we deliver today. The built environment will have an impact on people’s ability to have their own space, their recreation space, to have more adequate sleeping space and living space, communal areas and light in this new building is important. ” Officer Gloster told the Limerick Post.

St Camillus Hospital was built in 1841 during the workhouse era, and its current function was set up in 1933. There are 121 beds on site, 22 of which are for rehab and stroke, 21 for later life psychiatry and 78 for elderly care.

Members of the public are invited to visit the hospital on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between 2 pm and 5 pm to view the architect’s impressions and submit their comments.

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