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HSE Announces Plans For Major Extension To Portlaoise Regional Hospital

They've applied to Laois County Council for planning permission.

A major expansion to Portlaoise Regional Hospital is being planned by the HSE.

The health service is seeking planning permission to build a new two and three storey extension to the east of the hospital.

The proposed development includes a new Respiratory Assessment Unit and an extension to the existing Pediatric Unit.

Covid testing facilities, which are currently housed in two single-storey prefabs, would also be relocated to the north of the hospital, along with a dedicated ambulance set-down area.

Laois County Council is due to make a decision on the plans by 4th January.

Secretary of the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee, John Hanniffy is welcoming the further investment:

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