Kelly Welcomes Health Projects

Three capital health projects for North Tipperary have received continued commitments in the HSE capital health programme according to local Minister, Alan Kelly. The plans, published last week for the period 2011 to 2015 include three North Tipp health projects. Provision has been made in the capital health plans for Borrisokane Day Care centre along with two new theatres for Nenagh Hospital and and Ambulance Bases for Thurles & Roscrea.

Three capital health projects for North Tipperary have received continued commitments in the HSE capital health programme according to local Minister, Alan Kelly. The plans, published last week for the period 2011 to 2015 include three North Tipp health projects. Provision has been made in the capital health plans for Borrisokane Day Care centre along with two new theatres for Nenagh Hospital and and Ambulance Bases for Thurles & Roscrea.

“I welcome these commitments for capital funding and it is positive news for North Tipperary,”

“Overall health capital spending has been maintained and that is to be welcomed. The Borrisokane Day care centre has been a long time in the mix so hopefully it can be delivered upon soon as it is much needed for the community. It will go to tender before the end of the month. Similarly the provision of two new theatres for Nenagh General Hospital is also positive. It will increase day-surgery capacity for the hospital,” stated Minister Kelly.

Also included in the plans are the completion of ambulance bases for both Thurles and Roscrea which are also needed for the health service locally.

“While we are in financially difficult times, it is important that North Tipp receive its fair share of investment which is delivered by the taxpayers of this country. Again many of these projects did not have committed funding from the last Government so the change is welcome,” concluded the Minister.