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Deal reached on 10 bed unit for CF patients in Cork University Hospital

There had been a row over how many beds would be secured, but the original plan can now go ahead, said Minister Kathleen Lynch.

THE MINISTER OF State with responsibility for Disability, Equality, Mental Health and Older People, Kathleen Lynch announced today that an agreement had been reached between Build4Life and the HSE on the development of a ten bedded unit for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients in Cork University Hospital.

There had been a row over how many beds would be secured for the hospital, with a possibility that the ten beds, which were originally sought for by Build4Life would not be delivered.

Agreement made

However, today the minister said she was delighted that the agreement will “allow this project to continue as planned”.

She added:

Build4Life has been a huge supporter of the development of CF services in Cork University Hospital and I think it is great news that this matter has now reached an amicable conclusion.

Build4Life will provide funding of €2.3 million to the project which will deliver 10 designated single inpatient rooms for adults with CF.

A bed utilisation policy will be put in place to ensure appropriate protected access to these CF-designated beds for adult CF patients.

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