A PRIVATELY owned city centre hospital is set to almost double its patient capacity after planning permission was granted for a multi-million Euro development.
Denis Cahalane, General Manager of Barrington’s Hospital, George’s Quay, said the developers who have purchased an adjoining building, hope to have the €25 million facility completed by the end of 2007.
Approximately 17,5000 square feet alongside the hospital has been acquired as part of the development and plans are well under way to complete the construction of the new health facility.
”This will allow for six new theatres and 70 beds in the hospital. At the moment, there are 40 beds in the hospital,” said Mr Cahalane.
He confirmed that medical personnel at Barrington’s Hospital treated 5,000 patients last year.