Tuesday 19 September 2017

Work on new National Rehabilitation Hospital to be completed as final funding secured

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar
Niall O'Connor

Niall O'Connor

WORK on the new National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin is to be completed shortly after the last remaining funding was secured.

The work will see a replacement 120 bed facility installed on the hospital site in Dun Laoghaire.

Health Minister Leo Varadkar is due to announce €15m in funding for the completion of the works later today.

A number of vicitms of the Berkeley tragedy are currently being treated at the hospital.

Local Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the hospital provides “life changing treatment”.

“It is an extraordinary boost for the entire area,” she told independent.ie.

Labour Party TD Eamon Gilmore said:

“The NRH is one of Ireland's most important health facilities. It provides treatment and rehabilitation for victims of accidents and of strokes and it is renowned for its caring and professional service.

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