Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has said that €6.6m in Health Capital Funding for Kildare projects in 2022 is welcome and needed to move on key infrastructural projects in the County.
“The total funding which only relates to 2022 allocations and not the entire project costs includes movement on key projects for Naas Hospital and St Vincents in Athy. €3.55m will be spent on a 12 bed modular unit for the isolation of suspected Covid cases and other infectious illnesses at Naas Hospital. In addition €300k is allocated towards the progression of the long awaited new endoscopy unit and Day care centre while €400k will be used to progress plans for a new Mental Health unit to replace Lakeview which is a key priority for Kildare.
“At St Vincents in Athy €800k will be spent to progress plans for a 95 bed community Nursing Unit to replace existing capacity at St Vincents with an additional €100k earmarked towards plans for the renovation of an existing vacant nightingale ward and conversion to a Day Care Centre.
“€1.09m is allocated towards the renovation of the existing dispensary building to provide accommodation for an Older Person Day Services Unit and PCC Services at Drogheda Street, Monasterevin.
“€100k will be used for a 10 bed High Support Community Residence in Kildare town while €50k will go towards the renovation and conversion of the vacant Kilmeague Health Centre for use as Community Daycare / Meals on Wheels to be operated by St. Vincent de Paul. Facilities would include dayroom, dining facility, toilet and showering facilities, office, treatment room and kitchenette for use by approx 20 clients.
“These projects are all much needed and long anticipated in their local communities and I have been pushing the HSE for progress on them. The confirmation of these funds under the 2022 Capital Plan provides further impetus to see them progress this year which is good news”, concluded Minister Heydon.
|Kildare||Celbridge||High Support Community Residence – 10 No. Beds.||0.1|
|Minor upgrade works to two existing Mental Health Residential Units (Monawee, Athy and Hazel Cottage, Celbridge) and the provision of staff accommodation (nurses office, straff restroom, staff toilets and clinical room). To be delivered by modular build, (Hazel Cottage – 46sqm, Monawee – 36sqm) on each site.||0.1|
|Kildare Town||High Support Community Residence – 10 No. Beds, (new submission awaited).||0.1|
|Kilmeague Health Centre, Co. Kildare||Renovation and conversion of the vacant Kilmeague Health Centre for use as Community Daycare / Meals on Wheels operated by St. Vincent de Paul under Service Level Agreement. Facilities would include dayroom, dining facility, toilet and showering facilities, office, treatment room and kitchenette for use by approx 20 clients.||0.05|
|Monasterevin||Renovation of existing building (dispensary) to provide accommodation for an Older Person Day Services Unit and PCC Services at Drogheda Street, Monasterevin.||1.09|
|Naas General Hospital||Day Procedures Unit, Oncology, Physical Therapy Unit and provision of a replacement Endoscopy Suite. Development Control Plan in 2017.||0.3|
|New 50 Bed Acute Mental Health Unit (Lakeview), including 9 No. Intensive Care Beds, to replace existing. Scope under review. No 1 Mental Health priority.||0.4|
|To construct modular unit, 12 No. single rooms. This would assist in the isolation of suspected COVID-19 and other infectious illness cases, (feasibility study underway). On Pandemic Plan – 08/10/2020||3.55|
|St. Vincent’s Athy||Renovation of an existing vacant ‘Nightingale’ ward and conversion to a Day Care Centre. Existing Day Care Centre will relocate to the refurbished area.||0.1|
|St. Vincent’s Athy||95 Bed Community Nursing Unit to replace existing capacity as per Service Priority List. Phase 1 will be 50 beds.||0.8|