STRUCTURAL works on St Conlon’s Nursing Home in Nenagh are expected to start in the next few weeks, Cllr John Carroll has been told by the HSE.
In a written reply to Cllr Carroll following a meeting between the HSE executive and the HSE West Forum in Galway, Berard Gloster of the health authority stated that the works related mainly to fire safety and would cost between E275,000 and E300,000.
He also told the Fianna Fail councillor that 6.5 extra nurses would be employed at the home.
Cllr Carroll described the response as “welcome news for St Conlon’s as it will increase the current compliment of patients from 19 back up to 27”.
However, Cllr Carroll revealed that John Hennessy, head director of HSE West, told him there were no plans to restore the respite bed reductions in the Dean Maxwell home in Roscrea or the Community Hospital of the Assumption in Thurles.