How St.Colmans will look in the future
Wicklow Senator Pat Casey has welcomed the announcement by the Government of the Capital Plan
for major building projects at St Colmans Rathdrum and Baltinglass Community Hospital.
The site for the new 95 Bed Community Nursing Unit development is located on the lands of the
existing St. Colman’s Hospital, which is on the north western fringe of the rural town of Rathdrum in
County Wicklow. The existing hospital currently caters for residents from the vicinity and
surrounding county of Wicklow. The project consists of a new build multi-storey extension to the
hospital of 6,623m², refurbishment and upgrade of the existing hospital of 2,561m² and demolition
of 2,077m² (gross internal floor areas) on the site of 7.48 hectares.
Welcoming the announcement Senator Casey said “St Colmans will receive €3.5 million to build a
Community Nursing Unit to replace existing beds as per Service Priority List. This is a substantial and
vital addition to the services that St Colmans offers and I am delighted that this funding has been
“Baltinglass Community Hospital will receive €150,000 for the development of six single en-suite
bedrooms within the existing buildings of Baltinglass Community Hospital. The six new bedrooms
will be constructed in the location of the existing Day Care Centre and this will require the
construction of a new Day Care Building on the grounds of Baltinglass Community Unit to relocate
the Day Care Centre.”
“Securing Funding from Government on projects in Wicklow’s rural towns has been a priority for me
and I am delighted that this announcement today secures the future for both this vital services in
Rathdrum and Baltinglass”.