Planning begins on new surgery unit at Merlin Park

Merlin Park Hospital (Photo: Saolta University Healthcare Group)

Outline plans are being drawn up for a new three-storey elective surgery unit at Merlin Park.
The plans were presented this afternoon to Health Minister Simon Harris at a meeting organised by Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton.
The new unit, if built, will house an endoscopy unit, orthopaedic surgery theatre and day surgery facilities.
The development is being seen as the first phase in the delivery of a new hospital at Merlin Park – as UHG continues under the pressure of severe overcrowding.
Deputy Naughton says the development of the three story surgical unit could well fit into an overall stategy for Galway’s future hospital needs.