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REHAB UNIT: St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park

REHAB UNIT: St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park

REHAB UNIT: St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park

The old tuberculosis wards at St Mary's Hospital in Dublin's Phoenix Park have been renovated as a rehabilitation hospital for Covid-19 patients.

The new Covid-19 hospital will cater for between 75 and 90 patients with the first expected to be admitted from the Mater Misericordiae Hospital on May 11.

The new hospital adjoins St Mary's nursing home where more than 20 older residents have died since an outbreak earlier this month.