CONSTRUCTION starts next month on the €50m extension to the Bon Secours hospital following the completion of a new bridge and entrance from the Western Road.
The six-storey extension will take two years to complete and the project will provide more than 300 construction jobs.
The new development includes a new Critical Care Unit, Inpatient Wards, Oncology Day Ward, an additional four Operating Theatres and Recovery Room as well as 81 new private rooms.
The Bon Secours Health System confirmed to the Evening Echo that contracts have been signed with John Sisk for the new Northern Block extension.
Preparatory works for the project are at an advanced stage with a new bridge over the south channel of the river Lee and a new hospital entrance to Western Road recently completed.
The new bridge and road were required to allow construction traffic access to the rear of the hospital. Once complete the road will be used as a permanent new entrance to the Bons.
A new Radiotherapy Centre (In partnership with the University Pittsburgh Medical Centre) is also part of this development.
The Centre will open in July 2019 and expects to treat patients with two advanced radiotherapy systems used for a variety of cancers.
“The new Radiotherapy Centre is an exciting development for the hospital and our patients” said Harry Canning, Hospital Manager.
“The treatments available to our patients will be truly world class and we look forward to working with our partners UPMC over the next couple of years to open the service”.