Over €16 million allocated to Sligo Hospital in capital plan

May 29, 2023 13:19 By Shannonside News
Over €16 million allocated to Sligo Hospital in capital plan
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Nationally over there's a €1 billion Investment in Health and Social Care Infrastructure.

€16.6 million is being allocated to projects at Sligo University Hospital under the HSE's capital plan.

The strategy which was published this morning will progress and deliver a range of acute and community facilities across the region.

Key projects locally include an Emergency Department Extension at Portiuncula Hospital as well as additional bed capacity in Sligo Hospital.


The plan includes the Provision of two, 21 bed wards with single en suite rooms and ancillary accommodation at Sligo Hospital. This comes in at almost €2.7 million.

Carpark and associated enabling works to facilitate the provision of a new Ward Block has also been planned for.

€1 million has been allocated to the Northwest facility for an upgrade to its Central Sterile Supply Department.


The provision of a rehabilitation unit at  Roscommon Hospital is included in the plan. It will be supported by the National Rehabilitation Hospital and is at design feasibility stage.

In Carrick-on-Shannon a number of developments at St Patrick's Hospital campus are mentioned including the €2.7 million Community Nursing Unit as well as 500,000 euro for the new build respite residence for young adults in Leitrim.

A commitment has been given for an extension of the Emergency Department at Portiuncula Hospital this is in addition to the 50 bed ward block that's currently under construction.


The HSE's Capital Plan commits to furthering the design feasibility of the Cancer Centre in University Hospital Galway.

At Mullingar Hospital there's a provision of one additional Operating Theatre adjacent to the existing three Operating

While New build facility adjacent to new Outpatients Department at Mullingar Hospital to provide a Hub for integrated Care Programme for Older Persons and ICPCD.


The funding under this capital programme accounts for monies to be spent this year and a full list of projects can be found on the Shannonside website.

Projects at Tender Stage and Contractually Committed in 2023

Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Ward Block (50 Beds) to provide replacement ward accommodation in line with current standards.   Construction
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Lift Replacement Programme (4 Lifts)                                                                                                                  Operational 2021
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Provision of a new IT Room for the Hospital.                                                                                                      Construction
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Fire upgrade - Phase 1: Fire detection and alarm system and Phase 2: emergency lighting                      Construction
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Building works associated with new Flouroscopy equipment.                                                                          Operational 2021
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Project involves the creation of 8 No. single en-suite rooms & 2 No. two bedded en-suite rooms (12
beds total) in the existing OPD Dept.                                                                                                                                                                                  Construction
Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe Construction of a new CT Scanner room and associated facilities in an existing undercroft area to
allow the existing CT Scanner to be replaced. Cost of scanner from ERP.                                                                                                                   Equipping & Commissioning
Sligo University Hospital Carpark and associated enabling works to facilitate the provision of a new Ward Block.                                         Construction
Sligo University Hospital Provide a roof top extension to the ICU at Sligo University Hospital to provide 4 additional Isolation rooms.   Operational 2022
Sligo University Hospital CSSD Upgrade Tender
Sligo University Hospital Additional Bed Capacity: Provision of a 2 x 21 bed wards, single en suite rooms with ancillary
accommodation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tender
University Hospital Galway Medium Temp Hot Water System upgrade/replacement Phased development.                                                     Construction
University Hospital Galway Research Hybrid Cardiac Cath Lab - co-funded with SFI & NUI Galway. Phase 1 - procurement &
installation of a CT on GF of CRF building. Phase 2 - Development of Hybrid Cardiac Cath Lab adjacent
to existing two Cath Labs.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Construction
University Hospital Galway Interim ED to facilitate service continuity (TED)                                                                                                           Operational 2022
University Hospital Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit. Relocation to a leased facility. Co-funded with TUSLA & Justice                     Operational 2021
University Hospital Galway Cardio Thorassic ward: Phase 2 - provision of a Cardiac Thorassic Ward (12 beds)                                               Operational 2022



Projects at Tender Stage and Contractually Committed in 2023

Mullingar Relocate Ambulance Station in Mullingar: Project will replace existing fragmented service and
integrate fleet and operatives in one central location in Mullingar.                                                                                                                              Operational 2022

HUB 05 - Ballinasloe Refurbishment of 1st Floor of Eastern Wing (Our Lady's Ward), St. Brigids, Ballinasloe.                                                Construction

Sligo University Hospital Sligo Acute MH Unit, Enabling Works. 25 beds                                                                                                                  Operational 2020

Sligo University Hospital North West Hospice extension to provide 12 beds (4 additional), outpatient day care & home care
team, admin space, 15 car park spaces                                                                                                                                                                                  Tender

New Projects and Projects to Progress Through Design

Portiuncula University Hospital Emergency Department extension                                                                                                                             Appraisal
Roscommon General Hospital Provision of a Rehabilitation Unit - supported by the National Rehabilitation Hospital
New Capital Submission upon completion of Stage 1 design                                                                                                                                          Design Feasibility
Sligo University Hospital Macular Treatment room - extra space to perform increased injection therapies and opthalmic surgery            Design Feasibility
Sligo University Hospital The Installation of a Second CT scanner at SUH - Included in these works is a new build consisting of
approx. 120m2 for the relocation of Nuclear Medicine, reconfiguration of existing Nuclear medicine with extension to take Second CT Scanner accompanying requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Appraisal
Sligo University Hospital Redevelopment - Phase 1 . Ward Block, HDU/ICU, Radiology, Pediatric, Maternity/Obs,Theatre
Department , ED/AMAU/CDU.                                                                                                                                                                                            Detailed Design

HUB 23 - MRC Mullingar Reconfigure Mullingar Resource Centre (942sqm) to facilitate establishment of ICPOP specialist Team
and ICPCD team (interim) pending the development of a permanent facility                                                                                                           Design Feasibility

HUB 23 - Mullingar MRH New build facility adjacent to new OPD at Mullingar Regional Hospital to provide a Hub for ICPOP and
ICPCD. 2 floors with carpark, site works etc                                                                                                                                                                      Appraisal

Carrick On Shannon The Project will provide a Community Nursing Unit on the existing HSE campus.                                                           Detailed Design

Carrick On Shannon New build residence for adult (18-28 years) disability respite in Leitrim. Four bedrooms (three
ensuite), 2 no. sitting rooms, kitchen & dining etc and an adjoining single bedroom apartment.
Proposed site is on HSE owned lands adjacent St Patricks Community Hospital, Carrick on Shannon.                                                              Appraisal



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