Nearly â‚¬14 million has been committed for refurbishment work in public nursing homes in Dublin Bay South over the next five years. As a result of the investment, it is intended that all public nursing homes will be compliant with the environmental aspects of HIQA standards by 2021. This secures the future of these important local services.
The following funds have been allocated for the constituency:
1. â‚¬5.19 million for refurbishment work in the Royal Hospital Donnybrook (currently 66 beds) up to 2019.
2. â‚¬3.6 million for Meath Community Hospital for refurbishment work to be done by 2019 (51 beds).
3. â‚¬5 million for Our Ladyâ€™s Hospice for refurbishment work up to 2021 (90 beds).
The funding was today confirmed by Labourâ€™s Minister for the Elderly, Kathleen Lynch, as part of a programme which benefits 90 centres nationally.
This is the most extensive investment in public nursing home facilities in the history of the State and it reflects the Governmentâ€™s determination to maintain the current public nursing home bed stock.
It also strongly underlines the Labour Partyâ€™s commitment to stand up for the elderly in our communities.