Cork North West TD Michael Creed has warmly welcomed the inclusion of Macroom Community Hospital in the Department of Health’s Capital programme and the provision of €5.8 million toward the refurbishment of the facility. Commenting on the allocation Deputy Creed said:
“I am extremely pleased that Macroom Community Hospital has been included for funding in the Department of Health’s Capital Investment plan and that €5.8 million is to be provided for the refurbishment of the hospital which is to be completed by 2019.
“This is a most welcome development as the hospital seeks to meet the standards set out by HIQA inside the 2021 deadline they have set out. I understand that there is a design team in place and that work is underway on a planning application for the required works.
“There have been elements who have sought to make political capital by engaging in scaremongering about the future of Macroom hospital. Today’s investment programme forever silences any suggestions that the hospital does not have a future.