Mayo University Hospital has this week re-opened the newly refurbished wards and patients have now moved back to the refurbished areas.
The refurbished medical beds returned to use in the hospital yesterday and patients have also moved back to the refurbished Coronary Care Unit and the Medical Day Unit is also operational.
The refurbishment was carried out in two phases to ensure minimal impact on the hospital. Phase one involved the refurbishment of wards which include 66 inpatient beds.
Commenting Catherine Donohoe, Hospital Manager, Mayo University Hospital said, “The refurbishment works, which have taken place over the last number of months, have addressed one of the bigger and long-standing infection control issues in Mayo University Hospital.
The renovation also incorporated the replacement of windows in three wards including the paediatric ward. This work will improve patient comfort as these windows have been problematic for some time and made it difficult to control the temperature on these wards.