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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Photo of Cormac DevlinCormac Devlin (Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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22. To ask the Minister for Health if an update will be provided on the provision of services and future development of the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, County Dublin. [17001/22]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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The National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) provides Complex Specialist Rehabilitation services to patients who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury, have acquired a physical or cognitive disability and require specialist programmes of rehabilitation.

The NRH delivers specialist rehabilitation services dedicated to returning patients to the highest level of independence possible and aims to maximise quality of life.

Phase 1 of the New Hospital Development on the campus of the NRH at Rochestown Avenue, Dún Laoghaire became operational in Q2 2020.

This project is the first purpose-designed rehabilitation facility to be built in Ireland.

The new accommodation at the NRH comprises a 120-bed ward of single ensuite bedrooms which feature integrated rehabilitation-specific treatment and therapy spaces.

The development also includes a new Sports Hall which became operational in December 2018, and a Hydrotherapy Unit.

Funding for Phase 1 totalled €13m in 2020 and €1.48m in 2021.

The NRH is currently developing the brief for the appointment of a design team for Phase 2 of this development which is included in the National Capital Plan.

A Capital Submission is expected to be submitted to the National Capital and Property Steering Group in 2022.

Phase 2 will include the replacement of the remaining services not accommodated in Phase 1, including the remaining therapy services, outpatient department, catering, administration and support services.


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