The Health Service Executive has given the go ahead to build an extension to St Brigid’s District Hospital in Carrick-on-Suir that will provide two new palliative care units.
The two palliative care units will be added to the rear of the hospital to complement the existing one-unit for palliative care that is already in place.
Carrick-on-Suir based Labour Senator Denis Landy said Health Minister James Reilly has both approved and welcomed the initiative of the local hospital, South Tipperary Hospice and the Friends of St. Brigid’s Group, who are providing funding towards the new facility.
“Part of the reason the Minister was so welcoming of the initiative is that this new facility is cost neutral from the point of view of the HSE.
“St. Brigid’s Hospital, South Tipperary Hospice and the Friends of St Brigid’s Group are together providing the funding for the work mainly from donations from the people of the area and donations from the families of deceased people who spent their final days in the compassionate care of the matron Anne Guida and staff in the existing unit in Carrick on Suir,” he said.