Dungloe and Glenties Health Project commencing - Cope

Dungloe and Glenties Health Project commencing - Cope

Dungloe and Glenties Health Project commencing - Cope

Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has confirmed that contracts have been signed for the projects at Dungloe Community Hospital, Learning Disabilities Centre, The Angle, Dungloe and Primary Care Centre, Glenties.

Dungloe Community Hospital has been approved for an extension to provide additional facilities which will include four single ensuite bedrooms, a day room with disabled toilet and a sensory garden within a safe environment. This project will cost in the region of 500,000 euro. The contractor is ready to commence work hopefully within days, this of course is subject to weather conditions.

Learning Disability Centre at the Angle has been granted approval for an upgrade of the day centre which will include, attic conversion, staff changing room, meeting room, office, provision of toilet and shower areas and improvement works to the front entrance. These works will allow for an extension to the existing workspace and also improve facilities for wheelchair users. This project will cost in the region of 200,000 euro. This is Phase 1 of the proposed overall development to include a Hydropool and ancillary facilities. The contractor has confirmed that work will commence in early January.

Glenties Primary Care Centre

The 1.6 million euro proposed centre will provide Primary Care Services and Community Service Clinics which will be used by the broader community for social interaction and activities. The new centre will enable primary care to centre on the needs of individuals and groups of people, and will match their needs with the competencies required to meet them. Some of the essential components will include assessment, diagnosis, therapy, nursing, social services referral and rehabilitation. Work on the project has already commenced and it is hoped that it will be completed within 12 months. All developments are totally funded by the HSE and are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive's Estates North West Office.

Pat The Cope, who has been working with the respective groups, has warmly welcomed these developments, particularly at this time of budgetary constraints and he has thanked all involved.