Tuesday 19 March 2019

St Mary's hospital nursing unit plan

The Health Services Executive is seeking permission for development on a site measuring approximately 2.8 hectares, of a single storey Community Nursing Unit (CNU) at St Mary's Hospital on the Dublin Road.

The constituent elements of the new CNU comprise three residential households consisting of 10 bedrooms per house. Each bedroom is provided with accessible en-suite facilities. Households also have assisted bathrooms, quiet rooms and support accommodation.

It will have a communal entrance area with reception and shared facilities; Large living/dining/kitchen areas located at centre of each household; (Multipurpose room; Dedicated

staff hub with rest/meeting room, changing areas and associated toilets; Covered ambulatory/walkway and landscaped courtyards.

The Site development works include revisions to existing vehicular and pedestrian arrangements to provide 8 universally accessible parking spaces, and 64 standard car parking spaces and drop off zones.

A seperate internal road has also been proposed for servicing/deliveries to the new CNU.

Drogheda Independent