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St Luke’s Hospital applies for new build for more than 70 new beds

St Luke’s Hospital for Carlow/Kilkenny has applied for a new building that would accommodate an extra 75 beds.

That’s according to Kilkenny GP Dr Ronan Fawsitt who’s chairperson of the St Luke’s Hospital Local Integrated Care Committee.

He told last night’s The Way It Is that the hospital clearly can’t cope with the amount of patients they’re receiving.

It comes as yesterday KCLR reported that the trolley figures for the first seven months of this year were the highest the local hospital had seen.

That’s despite the €20 million new acute floor opening there just last year.

Dr Fawsitt says there’s no guarantee this new application – for a building augmenting that acute floor – will be successful.

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