Blessing at hospital following works
A blessing of Wexford General Hospital following extensive Life Safety Systems works was held last week.
Project lead Margaret Curran thanked all the staff for their co-operation and assistance in ensuring the safe running of the hospital during these works which involved the major upheaval of wards being completely decanted while maintaining patient care,
This was a credit to all staff. Linda O'Leary, Deputy General Manager, on behalf of hospital Management, added her thanks to all involved and in particular to the Life Safety Systems Committee who worked extremely well to pull the project together during some difficult stages. Aidan O'Connor, National Project Lead Estates, reiterated this and thanked Cathal O'Neill and Aaron Devereux from the contractors JJ Rhatigan's for their flexibility and understanding of the complexities of carrying out their works within a hospital environment. He went on to say that the initial designs were done for the hospital in 2013 after a scope of works was defined in relation to Fire Safety Risk. The project itself commenced in May 2014 and approximately €7.2 million has been spent on this project which will ensure the future proofing of Wexford General Hospital. Reverend Arthur Minion and Fr Michael Doyle gave blessings to all and the hospital itself.