Cavan General Hospital Oncology Unit – Brendan Smith TD

I have received confirmation from the Health Service Executive that a capital submission for a new Oncology Day Unit at Cavan General Hospital was considered recently by the National Capital and Property Steering Group.

The HSE state that this capital project will be considered for inclusion in the Capital Plan for 2023 and that the prioritisation process will commence shortly.

This welcome reply from the HSE follows on from Parliamentary Questions I tabled in Dáil Éireann highlighting the need to progress this project in view of the inadequate accommodation facilities at Cavan General Hospital at present.

I also spoke to the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D., about the great value and importance of these cancer services for large numbers of patients in #Cavan #Monaghan and neighbouring areas and the resultant pressure on staff who work extremely hard in outdated accommodation.