St Patrick’s Hospital rebuild plans radically change

A planned €16-million rebuild of St Patrick’s Hospital in Carrick-on-Shannon will not take place to the rear of its current site.

This month’s meeting of Leitrim County Council heard yesterday that a feasibility study has found that the land is not suitable.

It had been thought that the long-awaited new unit, which has been granted €16 million in funding, would be constructed on this site that runs down to the Leitrim Road.

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The meeting was told that discussions are now taking place between the local authority and the HSE to identify another location.

Fine Gael councillor Finola Armstrong-McGuire says she understands three possible sites in the town are being considered, with one in particular drawing favour.