HSE Response to Query re. Costing for the new Emergency Department at Navan

The new unit will cost €850,000 approximately and is designed in such a way as to provide continuing Emergency Department services in an improved environment until such time as the Framework for Smaller Hospitals* is implemented. At that time the unit will convert to a Local Injuries Unit as described in the Framework.

The new ED will be developed on the site of the existing department, which has been be temporarily relocated within the hospital while work is underway.

It is anticipated that the new unit will be completed in the second quarter of 2014 and will have 9 treatment bays including an isolation room and psychiatric treatment space along with triage room, relatives room, nurses station, reception, waiting area and other support accommodation.