Building work starts on Curragh hospice extension

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Building work starts on Curragh hospice extension

The hospice committee

Work on the multi-million euro extension and refurbishment of St Brigids Hospice is now underway and is expected to be finished by July next year.

The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice, in partnership with the HSE and trustees of the Drogheda Memorial Hospital, recently announced contractor Cleary & Doyle Construction Ltd was on site at the Curragh.

The expected time schedule for completion is approximately 16 months. The new facility will have 13 single bed rooms, a day care facility and a new oratory and a price tag of €4 million.

The HSE and The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice acknowledged the support of the Muiriosa Foundation at Moore Abbey, Monasterevin who facilitated the provision of hospice services on their campus at Moore Abbey for the duration of the development. The HSE acknowledged the ongoing support of The Friends of St Brigid’s in providing Palliative Care services in the area.

"Funding has been raised through The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice by the people of Kildare and Wicklow in appreciation of the excellent care provided by staff both in the Hospice and homecare setting," the HSE said in a statement.