O’Connor welcomes commencement of Building Programme for Tymon North Community Unit

Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor has warmly welcomed confirmation from HSE Management that the building programme for the new Community Nursing Unit in Tymon North, Tallaght, will commence on Monday 29th May.

Both Charlie O’Connor and his local colleague Cllr. Mick Duff had welcomed progress on the Project at the April meeting of the Regional Health Forum Dublin Mid-Leinster when they were briefed by HSE Management.

The HSE had previously reported in a statement that “This community unit will be built as replacement for St. Brigid’s home Crooksling due to the fact that St Brigid’s does not meet the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland.”

Charlie O’Connor was also told the new Community Unit will take approximately 2 years to build and that “St Brigid’s Community Unit will remain open until the build is finalised”.

According to Charlie O’Connor, he expects that news of the commencement of the building programme at Tymon North will be welcomed by the community and he has stressed to HSE Management that they must continue to work closely with all staff, families and residents to ensure a smooth transition to the new purpose built state of the art facility in Tymon North.

He further welcomed the HSE commitment to “continue to engage and work closely with all parties involved to cause as little distribution as possible to the local community”.

The HSE also said that “further meetings will take place over the next month to give the local community an opportunity to view the plans and the drawings of the finished build”.

Cllr O’Connor says he can assure the local community that he will continue to monitor the situation on its behalf.