Galway Bay fm newsroom:
HSE Officials have confirmed that the new UHG Accident and Emergency Department will be completed by 2023.
The Emergency Department was designed to occupy two floors of a new five-storey block at University Hospital Galway.
There would also be a new maternity unit, comprising delivery suites, theatres and beds, as well as a paediatric ward on the top floor.
At a meeting of the regional health forum this week, Assistant National Director HSE Estates West Manager Joe Hoare outlined a timeline for the project.
He advised stage one of the design process is nearing completion and that a planning application will be submitted in 8 to 12 weeks.
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