Construction work on the Residential Care Unit in Tuam is due to be completed by the end of June this year.
Joe Hoare, Assistant National Director, HSE Capital & Estates, said that the building contractor is expected to hand the facility over the to HSE for outfitting by the end of next month.
This was in response to a question submitted by Councillor Donagh Killilea for the meeting of the Regional Health Forum this week.
Cllr Killilea sought a progress report on the handover of facilities at the Old Grove Hospital and Residential Care Unit in Tuam.
The Grove was recently handed over to the HSE, ready for “equipping the facility and for staff familiarisation”, and plans are in the works to showcase the facilities to the public.
Breda Crehan-Roche, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare West said that they intend to arrange an Open Day for people to visit the new Joe and Helen O’Toole Community Nursing Unit and The Grove.
“The HSE will showcase the ‘state of the art’ buildings prior to both services becoming fully operational.”
“Community Healthcare West fully appreciates that it is important for the people of Tuam and the surrounding hinterlands have an opportunity to view the buildings/services.”