Wicklow could get innovative neuro-rehabilitation service: HSE 2020 plan
More than €4 million has been set aside for projects specific to Wicklow under the Health Service Executive’s National Service Plan 2020.
As part of the plan, the Health Service Executive (HSE) will investigate the possibility of providing Wicklow with a highly specialised neuro-rehabilitation service.
Outside of the €4.1 million being spent on capital projects, spending on essential local services will increase as the HSE promises additional home care hours and a home support scheme of up to 230,000 hours nationally beyond the 2019 levels.
The plan also provides for additional personal assistance hours and additional emergency residential places across the country.
As part of the 2020 plan, the 100 bed Community Nursing Unit (CNU) at Tymon, covering the area of Wicklow, South Dublin and Kildare will open at a cost of €24 million. The HSE will provide €600,000 in 2020 to complete the project.
The Primary Care Centres in Bray, Rathnew and Baltinglass will receive €150,000 in funding.
The plan also commits to have the new €7 million 15 bed inpatient Palliative Care Unit at Magheramore fully operational next year. The HSE has committed to providing €3million annually to operate the facility.
The plan outlines a commitment to preparing a business case for the phased development of an innovative neuro-rehabilitation service for Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Community Healthcare.
Overall, the HSE’s National Plan for 2020 has a budget of €17.4 billion.