Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly, has announced the provision of a new 50 bed state-of-the-art multi-million Euro nursing home unit for the environs of Nenagh
The local nursing home will be replaced by a new fifty-bed purpose built unit. Currently St. Conlan’s is not in compliance with HIQA standards, but funding will now be approved for a new 50-unit purpose built facility.
Minister Kelly also said the future of Dean Maxwell nursing home in Roscrea will be secured and will remain at current bed capacity with further investment expected in this unit also.
Minister Kelly described it as a huge boost for the local health services in North Tipperary.
“Elderly and community care is such a huge issue for the people of Tipperary and Saint Conlan’s has served the community with distinction for many years. I recall when first elected by the people of North Tipperary, there were genuine fears it would close.
“However, having met with many patients and staff, I immediately sought to secure the future of the nursing home on entering Government. I am delighted that those efforts were not only successful in keeping it open, but furthermore that the build of an entire new nursing home now forms part of the HSE’s local priorities for the area and I want to thank Minister Kathleen Lynch for her personal support in this also.
“This is another major investment for the town of Nenagh. Staff and management at St. Conlan’s should be commended for being able to avail of this opportunity. The number of beds will increase to 50 and represents a great commitment by the HSE to the area.
“Furthermore, the future of Dean Maxwell in Roscrea has also been secured at its current bed capacity and I expect further investment in this unit also.
‘Delivering for lo2cal health services is vitally important to the people in Tipperary and I’m delighted to have been able to deliver in these instances. We will now have a very large increase in bed capacity as a result of this announcement with more long stay and short stay beds being available for families throughout the county,” he said.