Construction resumes on Roscommon Hospice

Construction work has resumed at the site of the new Roscommon Hospice building in Roscommon town following a three-week pause in January due to public health concerns.

Workers returned to the site on Monday as the project is deemed an essential site for works under the current Level 5 restrictions.

Mayo-Roscommon Hospice CEO, Martina Jennings, said that following consultations with the Hospice board and the design team, it was decided to halt work on the building in early January as a precautionary measure when the country moved into Level 5.

“Due to public health concerns and in the interests of safety it was decided to take everyone off site and allow workers to self-isolate for three weeks. We wanted to be absolutely sure that every worker was safe before restarting construction.

“The site had passed a HSE inspection since construction work began and we reopened on Monday with a strict adherence to guidelines.

“The contractors on site now have responsibility for health and safety measures,” she said.

The Hospice CEO also confirmed the project remains on course to be completed by the end of the summer.

“The Roscommon Hospice is being built thanks to the proceeds of fundraising and donations from members of the public. We have a responsibility therefore to make sure we get the best value while also completing the project on time,” Martina Jennings added.