Refurbishment works at St Patrick’s Hospital

St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon one of Leitrim’s public nursing homes is undergoing a project of refurbishment this month.

St Patrick’s Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon one of Leitrim’s public nursing homes is undergoing a project of refurbishment this month.

According to HSE West, the works in St Patrick’s Hospital Carrick-on-Shannon “are addressing the Action Plan from an independent fire risk assessment carried out in 2011 to ensure that the hospital can achieve compliance with the HIQA fire regulations for registration.”

The work been undertaken at the moment by contractors, includes door replacement and upgrade as well as new emergency lighting, electrical upgrade and other fire works.

Normal day care services, residential facilities and visiting hours are continuing unaffected by the work.

A spokesperson for the HSE said, “There have been minimal disruptions to services provided and close communication have been taking place between the contractors, project manger, architects and nursing management in the hospital to address all potential situations that could occur including dust/noise and respecting the privacy and dignity of the residents in our care.”

St Patrick’s Community Hospital was built in 1841 and has been used as a care facility since 1928. The hospital provides a range of services to the local community including a day centre, an X-ray department, physiotherapy and occupational and has approx 85 residents in the nursing home.