WORK STARTS ON THE FERMOY HOSPITAL EXTENSION
Tom Higgins, the chairman of St. Patrick’s Hospital Fundraising Association and Fermoy Mayor, Tadhg O’Donovan, have welcomed the beginning of construction work on the new 30 bed extension at the hospital.
“This is welcome news to the fundraising committee and all the people who contributed so generously to fund this much needed unit, which will provide care and facilities for the patients at the hospital.
Fermoy Community Hospital will compare with the best in the country and we are all proud of our role in contributing €460,000 to the project. This unit will be a tribute to the generosity of the people who made the association’s fund possible,” said Mr. Higgins.
Mayor O’Donovan was delighted to witness the construction equipment arriving on the site last Friday. The Mayor’s thoughts were with the former matron of the hospital who initiated the process when seeking Department of Health approval for the building which has now started.
Cllr O’Donovan further lauds the commitment of the entire catchment area to the hospital, through the funds that were raised €460,000; a precondition in the project getting the go ahead from the Department of Health was that the community raised €380,000, a sum that was later well exceeded.
The Mayor said, “Every townland, village and town in the area displayed the initiative, commitment and imagination to ensure that what was for so long an aspiration, became a reality with the contractors coming on site to make everyone associated with the hospital so proud.”
Mayor O’Donovan also praised the fundraising committee and, in particular, chairman Tom Higgins, as a driving force behind the project.
Thursday 21st August 7:03pm