Inclusion of Portiuncula development in spending plan welcome


News that a €10.7 million project for Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is included in the HSE’s Capital Programme was welcomed today by East Galway TD Paul Connaughton.
Deputy Connaughton said that the project, which is comprised of a ward block at the hospital, has been included in the 2015 capital programme and has been granted a capital allocation for this year.
‘This means that the project can now progress on to the design and planning stage. Overall it is estimated that the project will cost €10.7 million and €130,000 has been earmarked for spending on the project during the remainder of 2015.
‘Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe is crucial to the healthcare infrastructure of county Galway and I welcome further development at the hospital.’