I believe that the Toghermore Estate lands should be made available to community and sporting groups for amenity purposes.
Toghermore House & Buildings is currently the Community Healthcare West base for Mental Health – the Day Hospital, Day Centre in Tuam, Outpatient clinics and Training Centre. Disability Services including the Children’s Network team base, Older Peoples Day services. Central Support Functions for Community Healthcare West, including HR., Quality, Safety & Service Improvement and Project Management.
The Mental Health Services and the Disability Services presently located there will be moving to the Grove site in Tuam where construction works are presently nearing completion
The lands are of prime value and could be developed for community amenities to serve the needs of the town, we have a thriving athletics and other sports who do not have a base. The lands are serving no purpose for the HSE for a long number of years, and I am encouraging them to look at the potential to develop community amenities for the town and catchment area.
Sporting and Community facilities will be a way of improving peoples health and wellbeing and in the long term will be a saving to the State. If the HSE do not have a particular use for the land, then it should be returned to the community for other compatible uses.