Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon and Newbridge local election candidate Peggy O’Dwyer have pushed health Minister Simon Harris for progress on the new endoscopy unit urgently needed for Naas General Hospital.
Following their discussion at a recent meeting Deputy Heydon said “we are expecting the publication of the HSE’s capital plan in the coming weeks so we took the opportunity to impress on the Minister again the benefits that would be gained by progress of this extension & new day ward which will increase capacity from 11 to 25 beds as soon as possible.
Former Naas Hospital employee Peggy O’Dwyer highlighted to the Minister the impact the new facilities would have for patients & staff alike cutting waiting times, increasing capacity and improving facilities. “It would place Naas Hospital in a central position within the Dublin Midlands Hospital group and is long awaited by patients and staff alike.”
“The hospital received planning permission in January 2015, for the development of a new Endoscopy Unit increasing Day Ward capacity from 11 to 25-day beds. This project also includes the development of the Physical medicine (Physiotherapy & Occupational therapy) Departments and the Oncology Department.
Diagnostic services are an essential element of appropriate patient care. The project would enable the development of a range of services for Kildare and West Wicklow and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group.