Approval For €10m Extension And Upgrade Of Oncology Services At UHK

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A LETTER of approval has been issued to UHK from the Minister for Health which greenlights a €10m upgrade of oncology services at UHK.

The €10 million investment will provide for an extension to the existing oncology day ward including funding to cover design, construction and equipment costs.

The project brief includes the provision of 10 fully kitted out treatment pods, two treatment rooms, a chemotherapy day unit and associated staff accommodation.

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Over the coming months it is expected that the project will progress through to detailed design stage to ensure that it will meet the needs of the population and be in line with the overall National Cancer Strategy.

Minister Norma Foley welcomed the news. “Minister Stephen Donnelly has confirmed the allocation of approximately €10 million for this significant and much needed extension to oncology services at UHK. This vital funding will further enhance the provision of excellence in cancer treatment services in Kerry and the south west. This €10 million investment is an endorsement of the combined efforts of staff and management of UHK and the tireless work of community volunteers most notably Comfort for Chemo who have worked so hard to advance this project.”


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