Opening of €16m Dingle hospital postponed

Friday 06 August 2010 22.43
Dingle Community Hospital - Unlikely to open for several months
Dingle Community Hospital - Unlikely to open for several months

The opening of a new community hospital in Dingle, Co Kerry, has been postponed indefinitely by the Health Service Executive.

The postponement is due to a delay in securing registration for the facility from the Health Information and Quality Authority.

The hospital is unlikely to open for several months after HIQA expressed 'serious' concerns about a number of issues there.

The facility was built at a cost of more than €16m.