First ward to open subsequent Monday at College Hospital Limerick new 60-bed block
A brand new €21 million 60-bed block has been rolled out at College Hospital Limerick.
The primary of the block’s three inpatient wards are to open subsequent Monday (November 23); the second ward on December 14 and the third on January 4.
Throughout the 60-bed block, there are three inpatient wards. Every ward includes 20 ensuite single rooms.
Two of those are to offer full isolation amenities and care and therapy for sufferers from admission to discharge.
The 60 single rooms are supposed to “enhance affected person consolation, security, privateness and dignity, and help with the administration of an infection management within the hospital.”
The full capital prices of the projected construct had been €21m.
UL Hospitals Group was allotted funding to recruit roughly 500 further employees to help new beds and different initiatives underneath the Winter Plan 2020-2021. Whereas new employees had already joined, recruitment is to proceed for the phased opening of the 60-bed block.
Between the 60-bed block and two separate rapid-build initiatives which had been delivered underneath the Nationwide Motion Plan in Response to Covid-19, some 78 single rooms are to be added by the top of this yr, in keeping with Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Well being.
Within the fast construct extension, haematology/oncology sufferers are to be handled within the 24-bed block, whereas the 14-bed block for medical sufferers was at present getting used to isolate Covid-19 circumstances.
An additional 20 beds are to be added early in January.
A planning permission utility was submitted in August for an additional 96-bed ward.