Galway East TD and Minister of the State for the OPW, Deputy Sean Canney has warmly welcomed moves by the HSE to apply for planning permission for a multi-million euro development on the grounds of the former Grove Hospital building.
“I warmly welcome the HSE’s move this week to apply for planning permission relating to the complete transformation of the existing Grove Hospital building which will be turned into a Mental Health Service Facility, Early Intervention and Disability Services Facility.”
Minister Canney explained that the development will consist of part-demolition, refurbishment and remodelling of the Grove Hospital along with new extensions with work being completed over two phases. Phase one will consist of accommodation for the HSE Mental Health Services and Shared Services. Phase two will accommodate HSE early intervention and disability services.
“This is another significant milestone in the development of local health services for the people of Tuam and surrounding areas. Some €3.5m has already been allocated for the project and once the planning process is complete and approval in place, tenders will go out for construction of Phase One,” said Minister Canney.
“I look forward to the re-opening of the gates at this key health infrastructure in the town of Tuam as I know that it will once more provide vital health services for the area.”
Minister Canney added that he will be working to secure further funding for the continued development of the building for Phase Two, including for an x-ray service and room.