Roscommon County Hopsital will receive a €2.5 million capital injection, it has been announced by the government. The multi-million capital expenditure will be spent transforming the hospital into a diagnostic centre for the Western Region and this will involve investment in endoscopy services.
The expansion plan will also involve the carrying out of routine or minor operations at Roscommon Hospital normally earmarked for University Hospital Galway.
According to local Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan this latest announcement confirms the government’s commitment to the county hospital.
“This new capital investment confirms the fact (that jobs are safe). The capacity is there in Roscommon, the theatres are in place and there are excellent staff available – all that’s required is a relatively small capital investment in equipment at Roscommon to make this happen,” said Deputy Feighan in speaking to the Leader.
The Roscommon/South Leitrim TD is adamant the decision to vote with the government on reduction of Accident and Emergency services at Roscommon County Hospital was the right one.
“It allows me to work with the Minister for Health and all stakeholders to ensure the best services are put in place for Roscommon Hospital with discussions ongoing,” said Deputy Feighan. “I made my decision in the interests of the common good, the hospital and patients. The one thing I intend to do is deliver on the hospital so that it will have a secure future.”