By Dan Walsh
Plans are at an early stage for the construction of an MRI scanner unit and a 96-bed ward extension at Wexford General Hospital included within the HSE 2022 Capital Plan.
Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform James Browne said today; “Everyone across County Wexford knows the importance of the work conducted by all the healthcare workers at Wexford General Hospital. I have been raising the business case related to the permanent MRI scanner and ward extension at the highest levels of Government. I’m absolutely delighted to confirm that plans for the further development of Wexford General Hospital are progressing well.
“Following the recent issue of a letter of funding approval, the procurement of the new permanent MRI scanner’s design team will take place in the second quarter of 2022. Once funding remains available and there are no planning delays, building works should be tendered in early 2023 with construction taking place before the end of 2023.
“The procurement of a design team to construct a 96-bed ward extension is currently underway, with building design due to get underway in the third quarter of 2022.
“The people of County Wexford gave their full support for the MRI fundraising campaign, which raised €250,000. I’m glad that plans for the new permanent MRI scanner and a major ward extension are well underway”, Minister Browne concluded.