Sunday 24 October 2021
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Planning Permission Granted for Refurbishment & Extension of Kanturk Community Hospital – Total number of beds to increase to 77 beds

Planning Permission Granted for Refurbishment & Extension of Kanturk Community Hospital – Total number of beds to increase to 77 beds

Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed confirmation that planning permission has been granted to completely refurbish Kanturk Community Hospital.  

In welcoming the confirmation of planning permission, Cllr. O’Shea said “Today very much marks a new era for healthcare in Kanturk with planning permission granted for the Hospital’s refurbishment and extension. 
 
“This will increase the number of beds in Kanturk Community Hospital to 43 beds once Phase 1 has been completed. I am also very pleased to say that in planning this development, the HSE has future proofed the site so as to extend the total number of beds at the Hospital to 77 beds into the future. 

A planning application was submitted by the HSE to Cork County Council in August for the following developments: 

Permission for construction of: 

a) a new single-storey extension, to the existing community hospital, consisting of 31 no. single residents bedrooms with en-suite, treatment room, sitting room, dining room, relative’s family room with en-suite, visitors room, nurses station, toilets, store rooms & other associated ancillary accommodation 

b) a new single-storey extension, to the existing community hospital, consisting 1 no. laundry store 

c) a new single-storey extension, to the existing community hospital, consisting of a dry goods store room and kitchen staff shower and WC. 

Permission is also sought for: 

a) internal alterations & elevational treatments to the existing community hospital 

b) replacement of main entrance access ramp 

Permission for the demolition of: 

a) 1 no. single-storey accommodation extension to the existing community hospital 

b) 1 no. two storey ‘Ambulance Base’ building and associated gas tank, concrete bund, lean-to ambulance parking bay, 2 no. ambulance charging points, gas bottle store and clinical store located to the east of the existing community hospital 

c) 1 no. prefabricated store building located to the east of the existing hospital;

3) Permission for the removal of existing trees to suit new site layout 

4) Permission for altered entrance to provide new pedestrian link to the public footpath 

Permission is also sought for the provision of: 

a) 1 no. external waste management enclosure 

b) 2 no. semi mounted LPG tanks 

c) 0.5m high gas dispersion wall 

d) under-ground attenuation tank 

e) 2.1m high powder coated steel fence enclosure containing new oil tank and generator with associated concrete plinth 

f) 3 no. air to water heat pumps 

g) ESB Unit Sub 

h) site lighting 

i) reconfiguring of existing service road to suit new layout 

j) general upgrade of landscaped areas including the provision of a landscaped outdoor amenity ‘wandering route’ pathway & reconfiguring and extending of car parking facilities, along will all associated ancillary site services. 

In welcoming the approval of planning permission for Kanturk Community Hospital, Cllr. O’Shea said: “Today is a red-letter day for healthcare in Kanturk, now that planning permission has been granted for these large-scale developments. Following in the footsteps of Millstreet Community Hospital, which has already seen considerable redevelopment works with more to be completed, it is very welcome to see that planning has been approved for Kanturk. 

“Both Hospitals plays an integral role in the care of the elderly in the community and it is important that the quality of the service shown by staff at the Hospitals is matched by the quality of the infrastructure and facilities at the Hospitals, which will be the case in the very near future,” Cllr. O’Shea said.