The decision to proceed with the design and planning for the new rehabilitation unit at Roscommon University Hospital is a positive development for all patients who will rely on rehabilitation services in every corner of Ireland, Minister Denis Naughten has stated.
“When complete, this project will take pressure of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and ensure that more patients are treated closer to home and in a more timely manner,” he explained.
Minister Naughten added: “It was deeply disappointing to discover during the talks on the programme for government that the funding for Roscommon’s rehabilitation unit had been dropped from the capital plan even though it had been on the HSE list 12 months earlier.
“As I said before this is not about pointing the finger of blame but it was one of my priorities on entering Government to ensure that this commitment to the people of the West of Ireland was delivered.
“I'm delighted that the rehab unit is now back on track and I look forward to the funds being made available to construct this building once the project has gone through the planning stage,” concluded Minister Naughten.