New private hospital to employ 350
UP TO 350 jobs will be created when a new €90m private medical facility opens next month.
Cork Medical Centre (CMC) will open at City Gate in the city's Mahon suburb -- the southern capital's first private hospital in more than 90 years.
Spread over seven floors, the facility will be operated by Sheehan medical which is already involved in the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin and the Galway Clinic.
The hospital will be formally opened by Foreign Affairs Minister Micheal Martin on October 15.
CMC stressed last night that it will offer patients the most high-tech treatment and diagnostic equipment available in the world. The hospital was built by John Cleary Developments.
"This new state of the art medical facility is great news for Cork, the people of Mahon and the city," John Cleary said yesterday.
"This new development, which is the first private hospital to open in Cork since 1918, will be run by Sheehan Medical and it will provide a fantastic economic boost for this region."
The hospital supported 300 construction jobs during its development phase and already employs 50 administration staff. By Christmas, CMC will have 100 staff employed, with a target of 350 full-time medical, administrative and support staff by September 2011.
CMC features four state-of-the-art new operating theatres, 12 recovery areas and a specially designed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) featuring cutting-edge technology.
The hospital will have 75 single in-patient rooms and 25 day procedure beds. There will also be 12 consultation suites.
CMC was designed to incorporate the latest in infection-control technologies.
As part of a multi-million euro equipment supply deal, CMC will feature Siemens medical technology, including the most modern diagnostic gear.