I have been informed that two health projects are to commence construction on site in Tuam shortly.
“The HSE have issued the letter of intent to the successful contractors for the new Community Nursing Unit and the refurbishment of the Old Grove building and conversion to a Mental Health Day facility and a Disability Unit.
“The Community Nursing Unit is a replacement for the Arus Mhuire facility which has been deemed to be no longer fit for purpose. It represents an investment of €17.5 million and will deliver a modern 50 bed Community Nursing Home including facilities for high dependence patients”.
“I want to acknowledge the generosity of the late Joe O Toole who donated €7 million for the facility”
“The old Grove building is to be converted into modern Mental Health Day facility and a Early Intervention Disability Services facility. This represents an investment of €13 million in vital services for Tuam and North Galway”.
“The Grove Hospital was closed over 20 years ago and despite many political promises it has remained closed since”.
“I am delighted to see both projects now reaching the final stages and construction will commence on site in the coming months”.
“This is the final piece in the jig saw in providing a modern Health Campus in Tuam. The campus includes the Ambulance Base and the Primary Care Centre which opened 2 years ago”.
“I have worked to bring these latest projects to fruition, and I acknowledge the work of the HSE locally and the support of Simon Harris and Finian McGrath former Ministers for Health and Disabilities in the last Government and their officials.