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Confirmation that considerable funding has been outlined in the Department of Health’s 2022 Capital Plan for the development of health services in Mallow and Fermoy has been warmly welcomed by Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.

Under the Department of Health’s 2022 Capital Plan for the construction and equipping of healthcare facilities a total of over €12.6 million has been earmarked for the development of two healthcare services in Mallow while a further €4.1 million will be invested in the community hospital in Fermoy.

Health service – Project details – Funding approved

  • Mallow Ambulance Base – provision of new ambulance base at Mount Alvernia – €100,000
  • Mallow General Hospital – replacement of the existing medical ward accommodation with 48 single bedrooms in two wards to meet standards – €12,520,000
  • St Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy – HIQA compliance, refurbishment and extension with 71 beds – €4,130,000

Welcoming the confirmation, Deputy Stanton said: “I am delighted that the latest allocations under the Department of Health’s Capital Plan have seen major investment earmarked for Mallow and Fermoy. Such investment will lead to a noticeable increase in the standard and availability of healthcare services in the north of the constituency and is just recognition of the important service that both hospitals provide for the wider communities of Mallow and Fermoy.

“I am certain that such a commitment to develop healthcare in both towns will be welcomed by service users and providers alike and I look forward to seeing the projects progress”, concluded David Stanton.