Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins says Health Minister Simon Harris will visit Portiuncula Hospital in the coming weeks.
She was speaking after it emerged that tenders are now ready to be issued in relation to a new 50-bed unit at Portiuncula Hospital.
The news was announced by Minister Simon Harris at a special Oireachtas briefing organised by Galway County Council in Leinster House on Wednesday.
Senator Hopkins said the Minister pledged that the 50-bed replacement unit will open in 2022.
“These works will include the construction of a replacement 50-bed ward block, fire safety works and a lift replacement programme”.
Deputy Eugene Murphy said: “This is great news for Portiuncula Hospital”.
Senator Hopkins concluded: “Minister Harris has committed to visiting the hospital in the coming weeks”.