Galway East T.D. Seán Canney has welcomed Galway County Council granting planning permission for the new Community Nursing Home in Tuam.

The existing building at Arus Mhuire was deemed not to be fit for purpose and the HSE decided to build a new 50 bed unit as a replacement.

The new building will also include a 10 bed high dependency unit which is critical in a modern Nursing Home facility.

The project is expected to cost in the region of €14 million and the late Joe O’Toole donated €7 million to the facility.

Deputy Canney told Midwest News that the new healthcare facility will help alleviate pressure off hospitals when it is built.

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