Cashel Cllr Accuses HSE Of Misleading Public On New 60 Bed Unit For The Town

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Local Councillor Declan Burgess is accusing the HSE of misleading the public about the future of a new 60 bed unit providing residential care for older people in Cashel. The proposed unit was to go for planning permission in 2019. Last week the Department of Health revealed that the HSE now considers the site at St Patrick’s hospital unsuitable and is currently reviewing an alternative site in Cashel.  The planned 60 bed unit is intended to replace and upgrade the existing St. Anne’s, St. Bernadette’s and St. Benedict’s Ward.

Cllr Burges is asking HSE management to reevaluate their decision to abandon the St Patrick’s Hospital site and is asking for a meeting between local councillors and TDs with Minister of State for Older People Mary Butler as a matter of urgency.

The HSE currently has a planning application with Tipperary County Council seeking permission to demolish the existing Gate Lodge at St Patrick’s.  The closing date for submissions on this proposal is Wednesday April 26th.  Details of this planning application can be viewed on the Council Planning portal at this link here.   St Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel,  is a Protected Structure.