A planning application has been submitted to Roscommon County Council with a view to further developing the Sacred Heart Home which is situated on the Golf Links Road in Roscommon. The planning application alludes to proposed new developments at both St. Catherine’s Ward and St. Michael’s Ward. The development will consist of the part-refurbishment/upgrading of and construction of a number of single storey extensions to the existing St. Catherine’s Ward, Sacred Heart Hospital which provides long stay, rehabilitation and respite for the elderly. New wall finishes, windows and doors are proposed externally and a new pitched roof is to be constructed over the original flat roof. The application further states that new building work comprises, ward spaces, staff support areas, an oratory, visitors room and day living and dining areas linking in with the adjoining St. Michael’s Ward.