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Sian Mulholland Welcomes Plans for a £3.2m Extension and Upgrade for Robinson Hospital

causeway coast community Jun 14, 2024
Robinson Hospital

Alliance MLA for North Antrim Sian Mulholland has welcomed the planning application submitted to Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council for a significant £3.2 million extension and refurbishment of Robinson Memorial Hospital.

Subject to planning approval, the Robinson Memorial Hospital is poised to undergo a significant transformation. The plans aim to enhance patient care and expand its healthcare facilities. The proposed development includes adding five new patient bedrooms and expanded physio and healthcare facilities.

This significant upgrade has been in the pipeline for several years, initially approved by the Northern Health and Social Care Trust in May 2021. The project, estimated initially at £2.2 million, faced delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and other logistical challenges. However, the unwavering support of the hospital’s charitable trust has been instrumental in advancing this crucial initiative.

Sian Mulholland MLA, reflected on the hospital’s important role during the pandemic, saying:

"The Robinson has been a vital healthcare asset to the community, especially throughout the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. This extension is long overdue and is not just an investment in infrastructure but in the well-being of our residents. The new facilities will provide enhanced care for those needing rehabilitation, palliative care, or further assessment. I hope this development will improve the patient experience and bolster our local healthcare system."

The planning application will now be reviewed by the council's planning committee in the coming months. As the community anticipates the council's decision, the commitment to improving and expanding healthcare services remains steadfast.

Mulholland added:

"This project represents a significant step forward in ensuring that our local healthcare facilities continue to meet the evolving needs of our community. I look forward to seeing this development's positive impact on the facilities in Ballymoney and the broader North Antrim region. We want to see the transformation of health care services and investment in fit-for-purpose specialist resources like the Robinson."

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