Local TD and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan has announced that Leopardstown Park Hospital will be among the 250 projects that will receive funding as part of the HSE Capital Plan.

In a statement, Deputy Madigan said: “Minister Simon Harris has today announced 250 projects and €2bn investment in the HSE’s Capital Plan over the next three years.

“Leopardstown Park Hospital is among the important projects included in the plan locally.”

“Today is a landmark moment for healthcare in south Dublin. This investment will make a real difference to the health system here and will benefit the local people for years to come.

“I am committed to continuing to advocate for investment in our local health services and I am delighted to see this commitment from the Government today.”

Leopardstown Park Hospital is a publicly funded hospital in Foxrock which specialises in treating elderly patients and war veterans.

In 2017, a HIQA inspection report of the hospital found that the physical environment continued to fail to adequately meet some of the residents’ needs.

The report outlined that due to the close proximity of some beds, a risk of infections spreading was present and general debris was often found in drawers, shelves and sinks.

It was also found that there was a lack of leadership and accountability amongst staff regarding certain issues raised by the inspectors.