Roscommon Hospital Action Committee (HAC) has sought clarity from the HSE on the status of the Rehabilitation Unit planned at Roscommon University Hospital.
Cllr. Valerie Byrne stated: “Its obvious lack of pace is not just frustrating, but also downright intolerable.
“Concerns in relation to the slow progress of this project have already been highlighted and yet the HSE and estates continue to prolong the process and frustrate all stakeholders”.
In May 2015, €7.5m was sanctioned by the Department of Health for the rehabilitation unit. In October 2016, a design team was put in place to deliver the design for Stage One of the process. The Stage One design is not yet complete, the HAC says.
Cllr. Byrne said: “We are at a loss as to understand how three years later the design for Stage One is not yet complete”.
She also requested clarity in relation to the budget for the project as €1m was sanctioned for design stage one and further funding thereafter.
“The people of Roscommon are frustrated at the lack of pace and urgency shown by the HSE and estates in progressing this project and have demanded in their recent letter to the Estates Department at the HSE, to outline as a matter of urgency the proposed timetable for the design and build schedule for the Rehabilitation Unit.
“The Roscommon Hospital Action Committee (HAC) will also meet Health Minister Simon Harris shortly to discuss this and other issues”.