Minister of State, Galway East T.D. Seán Canney has welcomed the decision by Galway County Council to grant planning permission for the new Community Nursing Home for Tuam.
The existing building at Arus Mhuire was deemed not to be fit for purpose and the HSE undertook to build a new 50 bed unit as a replacement.
The new building will also include a 10 bed high dependency unit which is critical in a modern Nursing Home facility.
The project is expected to cost in the region of €14 million and the late Joe O’Toole donated €7 million to the facility.
The building will be located adjacent to the New Primary Care Centre on lands formerly owned by Bons Secours Sisters.
‘The investment in the Community Nursing Home is part of the strategic development of Health Care facilities to serve Tuam and North Galway.’
‘To date the HSE have invested in the Ambulance base, and Primary Care Centre. The old Grove Hospital building will be converted into a Community Mental Health Day Hospital.’
‘When all works are complete there will be in excess of €40 million invested in the Tuam Health Campus.’

For further information contact Minister Canney on (086) 2513639