Extension of oncology services in Cavan included in HSE Capital Funding

Plans to increase oncology services in Cavan General Hospital have been included in the HSE's new Capital Funding Programme.

The plans includes a new three storey extension block to the northern side of the existing front hospital entrance to provide an Oncology Unit resulting in 70% additional capacity.

It will also include an upgrade of the existing pharmacy and a new aseptic unit, as well as the relocation of the physio deptartment from the Health Surveillance Protection Centre (HSPC) inpatient assessment area and which will allow the HSPC space to become an 8 bed day ward/post theatre recovery.

There will also be a new three story extension block containing a new endoscopy Unit, 18 bed ward accommodation including 16 single rooms with ensuites and two isolation rooms) and the relocation of the existing ED Department.

There will also be a new-build 450m2 integrated Care Programme for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (ICPCD) hub with clinical space, admin offices, storerooms, medical records and staff facilities.

The plans also include a refurbishment for the Old Lisdarn Community Care premises for integrated Care Programme for Older Persons (ICPOP) and chronic disease management (CDM) office space, admin and support staff.

There is also plans to extend the outpatient department into Lisdarn Community Care building.

The plans also contain a new Primary Care Building in Ballyconnell.

In Monaghan there will be funding provided towards the development of the Primary Care Centre on the St. Davnet’s site in Monaghan and also towards the refurbishment of the ambulance base at Monaghan General Hospital.

Speaking after the announcement Deputy Brendan Smith said, “I welcome the confirmation in the HSE’s 2023 Capital Programme of substantial funding to progress a number of important health projects in Cavan/Monaghan. These new facilities will enhance the delivery of health services locally."