Go-ahead for development of dialysis unit in Tallaght

By Laura Lyne

TALLAGHT Hospital has received permission to develop a new dialysis unit, which will replace the hospital’s current unit, as part of an extension to the roof of the hospital’s emergency department.

The application was granted permission on July 20, and is for the construction of a two-storey extension on the roof of the emergency department.

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There were no observations or objections to the development submitted ahead of its grant of permission.

Included within the extension will be new patient accommodation, which will incorporate a new renal dialysis unit which includes treatment areas, support rooms and offices.

Also contained in the application granted are two new stairs and lift blocks, with plant rooms, a taxi set-down area, car parking and landscaping works.

The renal dialysis unit will include 28 maintenance haemodialysis service stations, five acute/isolation units for inpatient haemodialysis and four self-care haemodialysis units with home therapies and a plasmapherisis service also included within the unit.

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