A new state of the art, HSE medical hub, is to be located in Castlebar.
It’s one of three such developments about to be approved for funding by the Minister for Health for counties Mayo, Galway and Roscommon.
That’s according to the Cathaoirleach of the Castlebar Municipal District and member of the HSE West forum, Blackie Gavin.
The Fianna Fail councillor says that when constructed, the new facility will employ 15 new staff and provide medical services for patients that would otherwise have to attend Mayo University Hospital.
The new hub will be approximately the size of the new Primary Care centre located at Moneen, Castlebar.
Cathaoirleach Gavin is confident that work on the new medical hub will get underway early this year.
He told Midwest News that it’s very welcome news for the county.