Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has received confirmation from the HSE that additional facilities will be provided at the Emergency Department, Cavan General Hospital.
“The HSE in their recent reply to my ongoing representations regarding the urgent need to upgrade the Emergency Department stated that a project to extend this Department will include a 2nd Resuscitation Room, additional clinical administration area and additional waiting area. They also stated that a Design Team has now been selected to progress this ED project and they expect to have initial designs for review in Quarter 3 of this year”, stated Brendan Smith T.D.
The HSE in their reply to Deputy Brendan Smith stated –
“A project to extend the Emergency Department (ED) and provide a 2nd resuscitation room at Cavan General Hospital (CGH) was approved by the HSE’s National Capital Steering Committee in November 2019, subject to the availability of funding. The process of engaging a design team to progress this project was being initiated prior to the Covid19 Pandemic. The Covid19 Pandemic has placed additional stresses on all areas of acute hospitals, including ED’s and a design team has now been selected to progress this ED project whilst taking account the learnings presented by the Covid19 Pandemic. The project will include a 2nd resuscitation room, additional clinical administration area and additional waiting area. We expect to have initial designs for review in Quarter 3 2020”, concluded the HSE in their reply to Brendan Smith T.D.
“For some time I have been highlighting to successive Health Ministers and the HSE the need to upgrade and provide additional accommodation at this Emergency Department due to increased attendance of patients over the years with the resultant pressures on staff and inadequate facilities for patients”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.