Approval of €35m for Delivery of New Community Nursing Unit in Clifden


Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler, visited several HSE facilities in Connemara North and noted the significant progress on the development of a new HSE Community Nursing Unit (CNU) in Clifden, Co. Galway. A new HSE Community Nursing Unit is planned for the site of St. Anne’s that will amalgamate the residential services currently provided in Clifden District Hospital and St. Anne’s CNU.

The new build will allow for the provision of long-term care (currently provided in St. Anne’s) and convalescence and step-down care (currently provided in Clifden District Hospital) on the one site in a state-of-the-art facility.

The new CNU in Clifden is planned to have a total of 40 beds that will comprise of 20 long-stay beds, 10 dementia-specific beds, and 10 short-stay beds including for respite and step-down care.

Welcoming the progress on delivery of this CNU, Minister Butler said, \”I am really pleased to see the progress being made on the development of this new Community Nursing Unit which I know will be very much welcomed by the local community in Clifden.\”

\”Across the country, our HSE Community Nursing Units play a vital role in the provision of long-term care. It is essential that public investment in this infrastructure is maintained at a level which supports the highest standard of care. HSE Community Healthcare West received approval of €35.34 million in the HSE’s 2023 Capital Programme for this important development. The HSE have advised that a design team has been procured and is developing the design with a view to progressing planning permission by October.\”


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