The new St Brigid's Hospice PICTURE: Tony Keane
The brand new €6 million St Brigid's Hospice revamped building on the Curragh reopened yesterday.
Speaking yesterday on his Facebook page, Ceann Comhairle Sean O'Fearghail said; "I am delighted to report that St. Brigid’s Hospice on the Curragh has reopened today follow a major renovation and additional wing. The Friends of St Brigid’s Hospice will now have a 13 bedded unit, a six bed increase on current facilities and also a day room. The cost of this project has been funded by their charity through donations received from the communities of Kildare and West Wicklow to the cost of €6 million. Congratulations to all involved."
The total cost to date on this build is €6 million which has already been paid out by the charity, which covers all work and professional fees to date.
The increase in beds is from a seven bedded unit to a thirteen bedded unit which also features a day room facility and all other patient care and comfort requirements.