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New 50 bed community nursing / residential care unit planned for St Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee

New 50 bed community nursing / residential care unit planned for St Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee

Plans have been drawn up for a new 50 bed community nursing/residential care unit at St Joseph’s Hospital in Ardee.

The Health Service Executive have submitted a planning application for the proposed extension to the hospital at Cappocksgreen in recent days.

They are seeking permission for a two storey, part single storey, community nursing unit/residential care unit (c.4,494sqm total gross floor area) comprising 50 beds with associated resident accommodation including dining rooms, kitchenettes, resident areas with family overnight room, visitors room, treatment room, hairdressers salon etc.

There would also be an internal courtyard and terrace space; associated back of house areas including kitchen and laundry areas, staff accommodation and ancillary offices.

As part of the application the HSE are proposing an upgrade of the existing access road to provide a two way road with cycle and pedestrian facilities, modifications to the stone entrance walling on the Golf Links Road for pedestrian and cycle access; and associated landscaping, site services, generator and ESB sub-station; and all associated site and development works.

The development is proposed within the curtilage of St. Joseph’s Hospital, a Protected Structure (Ref. No. LHS017-035) but no works are proposed to the protected structure in this application.

A decision on the matter will be made by October 6th.

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