Galway City Council has granted planning permission for an extension to part of the Bon Secours hospital on the Old Dublin Road.
The privately owned hospital submitted plans for a single storey extension to the Operating Theatre Department with a floor space 182sqm, along with a 60sqm extension to the existing Theatre Plantroom on the first floor.
The main extension in the operating theatre department includes a medical equipment room, a service room for said equipment, a central sterile services department, and storage rooms for consumable oxygen.
The Bon Secours Hospital in Galway is a 120 bed acute hospital offering a range of surgical and medical services.
It treats approximately 18,000 patients each year, roughly 6,000 of whom are in-patients, and 12,000 of which are day cases.
Since 2006 the hospital has been expanded on multiple occasions, with that 2006 extension including four operating theatres, three minor procedure rooms, and more.
A planning report for this application stated: “It is now proposed to provide much needed Operating Theatre storage for medical equipment and extend the existing operating theatre plantroom required for existing medical spaces.”
As the proposed extension is not expected to increase patient or staff numbers at the hospital, no additional parking is required.
Planning permission was granted by the city council with a total of nine standard conditions attached.