Cowen receives update on 20-bed palliative care unit in Tullamore

Published on: 20 April 2021

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen, yesterday facilitated and chaired a meeting of the Midlands Hospice Board, HSE officials, some Oireachtas members from Offaly, Westmeath, Laois and Longford and Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly.

The meeting provided an update from Professor Humphrey O’Connor on how best to proceed and facilitate the design of a 20-bed palliative care unit with auxiliary services on the selected site at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

Deputy Cowen ensured this project was provided for in the Programme for Government, as a key member of the Fianna Fáil negotiation team.

Deputy Cowen commented, ”At the meeting, Minister Donnelly committed his continued support and that of the Government to this ongoing project. He along with HSE officials assured those present of their willingness to resolve some legal issues in order to clear the way to progress the facility.”