Planning permission has been granted by Tipperary County Council for significant works at Nenagh Hospital. The decision has been welcomed by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly.
“On January 8, 2014, I announced €2.2m in funding for a new medical wing in Nenagh Hospital. Planning permission has been granted for this building work. The work will go to tender in the near future,” he said this week.
Minister Kelly pointed out that the work entailed a complete new build and will contain 16 new, modern, single room units.
“No buildings will be demolished as part of this extension. There will also be a new day room added as part of the build. The project is scalable, so it can increased in size in the future if necessary and will be completed by 2015. It is great news for Nenagh Hospital,” said Minister Kelly.
he said that the work was further to the €4.5m spent on putting new operating theatres in place at the hospital.
“There is also going to be a complete revamp of Medical Ward 1 in the hospital and a new clinical room developed. Furthermore, there will also be an upgrade of the old three-bed in Medical Ward 2,” he said.
Minister Kelly said the decision to grant planning permision was “great news for the staff and patients”.