€4.6m works at Nenagh Hospital halted

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The new 4.6 million euro unit at Nenagh Hospital has hit a stumbling block.

The company which has been carrying out the work, has run into financial problems.

Construction work on the new unit at Nenagh Hospital was halted last week after Manley Contruction Ltd of Duleek, County Meath went into examinership.

The works involved a new 24-bed unit that includes 16 medical beds in single units.

It’s also due to involve the refurbishment of the existing ward accommodation – as well as a new single storey extension at the Tyone hospital.

However, on Friday last, the HSE served a notice of termination on the contractor’s obligation to complete the works.

In a statement, the HSE says Manley Construction has failed to comply with Clause 12 of their contract.

They go on to say “the contractor was required to leave the site and alternative arrangements are currently being put in place to complete the project in a timely manner.”

The company had been on site for approximately two years, but are now reportedly working with the HSE for a swift handover.