New 29 bed ward officially opened at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
A new 29 bed ward was officially opened at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda on Monday.
The opening was performed by local TD Fergus O’Dowd with the new facility forming part of the major development on the campus that will result in additional beds, theatres and an expanded emergency department.
Speaking at the event, Deputy O’Dowd said: “This ward is a very significant step forward in terms of infrastructure to help support staff in providing high quality care.
“These beds ensure much needed additional capacity at Our Lady of Lourdes, and are an important expansion of the orthopaedic services provided here at the hospital.
“It is a very welcome addition to the beds in the medical ward opened last December.
“It is a very significant investment but represents money well spent – the individual en-suite rooms provide our patients with the dignity and care they require during their stay here in Our Lady of Lourdes, but also enable us to stop the spread of infections which we all know continues to be a major challenge for our health service.”
Deputy O’Dowd continued: “I am very aware of the crucial work done here in Our Lady of Lourdes – and indeed in all our hospitals. I know that staff here work incredibly hard to deliver excellent services for patients, and want to do so in the best possible environment for patients.
“On this note, I would like to congratulate all of those involved in the planning and development of this project, including Gem Elliott Building Contractors, and of course HSE Estates.
“I want to particularly acknowledge the hard work of all the staff here at Our Lady of Lourdes, including your Clinical Director Dr Sherif El-Masry, your Director of Nursing, Mr Adrian Cleary, and General Manager, Caitriona Crowley.”