The HSE has confirmed that a preferred site has been selected for the replacement of St Patrick’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Shannon.
In response to a query from Shannonside news, it says that approval has been granted to proceed with the purchase of a site but that the sale has not yet been finalised.
It follows concerns raised at a recent Leitrim County Council meeting last week, that the project might be in doubt, when it was revealed that site adjacent to the current building which had been earmarked for the project, was unsuitable, due to the investment required to make it flood proof.
The HSE says that pending the acquisition, the design and planning application for the new unit will be progressed this year.
The replacement of St Patrick’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Shannon with a new 95 bed Community Nursing Unit is on the current HSE Capital Plan – with 16 million euro included in the budget for the new facility.
Councillor Finola Armstrong Maguire says although there’s some way to go yet, she hopes the sale will go through without any undue delays.