Sterilisation unit gets the green light
The HSE has been given the go-ahead to build a temporary extension to the Central Sterile Services Department at Sligo University Hospital.
The 27sqm single storey extension will house the operations of the Central Service department which include the cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing of reusable medical equipment.
The CSSD was mentioned as one of two projects for Sligo University Hospital in the recently launched Project Ireland 2040.
The other project is a new mental health unit.
The extension to the CSSD will involve replacement of existing windows with powder-coated aluminium glazing on the southern side of the building which is located to the south east of the main campus of hospital buildings.
The unit will act as a replacement space to cater for existing sterilisation services only during construction works to the existing sterilisation department.
County planners granted the HSE permission subject to four planning conditions.