Meeting With Minister Mary Butler Regarding St Patrick’s Hospital Described As Positive By Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill


Tipperary TD Jackie Cahill describes yesterday’s meeting between Minister Mary Butler and some public representatives from county Tipperary to discuss St Patrick’s Hospital  Cashel as “positive”. The meeting involved Deputy Cahill, Senator Ahearn, Cllrs Rodger Kennedy and Cllr Declan Burgess.

In a wide ranging statement Deputy Cahill noted HSE investment in the county in recent years including Youth Mental Health service Jigsaw, plans for Dean Maxwell in Roscrea, expanded facilities at the Hospital of Assumption in Thurles, the new Community Nursing Units in Nenagh and Clonmel,  capital funding for TUH in Clonmel in addition to the Regional hub for Women’s Health in Nenagh and the opening of the Primary Care Centre in in Thurles last year.

The only mention of St Patrick’s Hospital  in the TD’s statement is to say that Minister Butler gave an assurance that it  will be included in the HSE Capital Development Plan which he says will secure the future of St Patrick’s Hospital in Cashel and the future of healthcare in the town. TMWR understands that the examination of a HSE owned site in Cashel is to be completed by the end of May as the HSE Design team considers the site at St Patrick’s to be too small for the planned 60 bed unit. If the site is deemed suitable the planning application will be prepared for Tipperary County Council.