McGrath welcomes the announcement that the HSE has finally approved significant additional funding for the completion of works at St Theresa’s Hospital in Clogheen
Independent TD, Mattie McGrath in a statement today, has welcomed the announcement by the Health Service Executive that significant extra funding has been approved for development works at St Theresa’s Hospital in Clogheen.
Commenting on the announcement Deputy McGrath said, “Following an extremely long and protracted negotiation period with both the Health Service Executive Officials and Simon Harris, TD Minister for Health, it is encouraging to see progress on the development of infrastructure at St Theresa’s Hospital in Clogheen is progressing and this extra €800,000 from the HSE will help deliver on the full plans for the Hospital.
This is wonderful news and I along with others, have worked extremely hard over the last number of years to ensure that this funding could be secured. I would like to thank all of the HSE officials and management for engaging with us over the last number of years but most importantly I want to compliment Ann Walsh, Acting Matron and previous Matrons Ann Hally and Sister Aine who put so much work into getting this wonderful project to this stage.
I also want to pay tribute to the local community who have worked so hard to fundraise for St Theresa’s which would not have been possible without their support. It is great to see their commitment paying off with construction under way. It is a testament to the high regard that St Theresa’s hospital is held in by the local community.
The public will be aware that a massive and very successful fundraising campaign spearheaded by Ardfinnan native Keith Savage and a local committee, the Friends of St Theresa’s Hospital, local donations and other fundraising events, raised funds to further develop services at Clogheen including extra Hospice Suites. We can now visibly see works in progress which will foresee enhanced conditions for patients and indeed staff in general.
Concluding Deputy McGrath said, “This Hospital is a critical stem of our health services in Tipperary. The Staff’s care for and their dedication to patients is beyond reproach and always has been. I want to again pay tribute to all involved throughout the years be it as staff members or fundraisers and locals who have contributed. Without their dedication and commitment, we could not foresee a stage where by St Theresa’s Hospital would be further developed with enhanced facilities.”