€1.8million investment secures future of Carlows Sacred Heart Hospital

The future of Carlow’s Sacred Heart Hospital looks safe with €1.8m promised today for works there.

It will see a full refurbishment of the facility with renovations expected to be completed by 2019.

New HIQA regulations had raised fears for the future of local community hospitals.

Carlow TD Pat Deering says this, combined with a spend on the Sacred Heart hospital last year, should certainly offer security in terms of its viability.