Cllr Burgess Reports Some Progress On New 60 Bed CNU In Cashel

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Declan Burgess

Cllr Declan Burgess is reporting some progress in respect of the delivery of a 60 bed Community Nursing Unit in Cashel.

The project is long delayed and was to be the subject of a planning application at St Patrick’s Hospital complex in 2019 which never materialised.

At this week’s South Regional Health Forum meeting, Cllr Burgess was informed that the HSE is committed to the project and has funding under the HSE’s Capital Plan to construct the unit.

The HSE has now appointed Wejchert Architects, based in Dublin, to progress with a detailed design for the Palmers Hill site in Cashel which is owned by the HSE.

The HSE say they are also examining other sites near Cashel as part of an overall option appraisal for the project.

However, at present, the preference is for lands the HSE owns at Palmers Hill to be the location and the HSE is also understood to be in discussion to buy land adjacent to the site it owns in Palmers Hill to provide easier access.

Cllr Burgess says the architects  have  begun pre planning engagement with  Tipperary County Council and is urging all parties to deliver the Community Nursing Unit as soon as possible.