Planning permission has been approved for a new 50-bed community nursing home in Tuam.
Galway County Council had granted planning permission to the HSE last year for the nursing home, but this decision was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
The planning appeals board has this week given the green light for the development.
Tuam-based Independent TD Sean Canney has welcomed the news, and told Midwest Radio he expects construction to begin on site this Summer.
Minister Canney says the new unit will replace the Aras Mhuire building which is no longer fit for purpose.