Plans for a regional rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital have been put on hold since the pandemic in 2020 and won’t be considered again until later in 2023.
This news has been confirmed by Roscommon based Independent Deputy Denis Naughten says this project was committed to by Government back in 2011 when the A&E at Roscommon Hospital was closed, but it seems that the HSE continues to find reasons to delay the planning for the project.
The plan is to construct a new 25 bed rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital as an outreach unit for the National Rehabilitation Hospital. The intention is that it will benefit people recovering from serious injury and stroke throughout the midlands and west of Ireland.
It will also take pressure off beds in the Dun Laoghaire hospital where it is not uncommon for people to have to wait for over a year to access rehabilitative services.
Deputy Naughten has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew.