Construction of 50 bed ward at Portiuncula Hospital to start in August

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Galway Daily news Portiuncula Hospital extension construction

Work is progressing on the development of a new 50 bed ward at Portiuncula Hospital, with construction expected to start in August.

A shortlisting process is ongoing to identify suitably qualified building contractors for construction of the €15 million expansion  of the Ballinasloe hospital.

The contractor selection process ends on March 25, and tenders will be issued to the shortlisted panel shortly afterwards.

James Keane, General Manager of Portiuncula Hospital said, “We are delighted to be progressing this essential project which, when complete, will greatly enhance the delivery of acute hospital care in the region.”

“Our aim is that the enabling works to install the necessary infrastructure and utilities will be complete by the end of July.”

Ground works to prepare the site for construction to take place at Ballinasloe hospital began in the summer of 2020.

“In terms of the main construction works, procurement for contractor services is ongoing and we aim to commence this phase of construction in August 2021”.

“The total project budget is 15 million which will include a 4,038sqm building with a 50 bed unit, link corridor incorporating lift and storage area.”

The current target date for completing the new ward block is the first quarter of 2023.