Minister warns over traffic issues at Roscommon hospital

A junior Minister in the Department of Health has warned that traffic issues will need to be addressed in any planning applications for a medical rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital.

The warning was issued by Jim Daly to a question raised by Senator Frank Feighan who was looking for an update on the plans to develop the service at the hospital.

It’s over a year since funding was announced for a special rehab unit at the hospital by Simon Harris which was to comprise of 20 beds for patients with special rehab needs.

It’s hoped that the project will take a major step forward in 2018 when a specialist team finalise the tender design process.

However, according to Minister Daly, the design will need to try and accommodate a solution to chronic traffic issues being experienced presently.