Denis O’Brien’s Beacon Hospital is set to present plans for a 70-bed expansion in Sandyford in south Dublin in the coming days.
The new eight-storey expansion of the Dublin South Hospital will include new A&E facilities, cancer care facilities and associated inpatient treatment rooms.
The planning request, which will be submitted to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Board, includes the substantive demolition of the eight-story Beacon Hotel that Beacon Hospital purchased late last year only from US billionaire, luxury hotel group John Malone’s MHL Collection.
The total investment of Beacon Hospital in the redevelopment plan, including the purchase of the hotel, is expected to be around 75 million euros.
The expanded hospital is expected to create 400 new permanent jobs when the expansion is operational.
This €75 million investment follows an investment of around €78 million in the hospital over the past six years.
Beacon Hospital planning notice published on Friday confirms that the 70-bed extension will provide 5,746 square meters of space and the project will also include four Beacon One apartments.
The notice issued by Beacon Hospital Sandyford Ltd states that demolition of the Beacon Hotel is necessary to facilitate development.
The planned layout will also include sub-administrative offices, staff and patient facilities including a café for staff and patients and connections to the existing hospital on levels three to eight.
The redevelopment is the largest single investment in the hospital since Mr. O’Brien took ownership of the company in 2014.
A Beacon spokeswoman said on Friday: « Beacon Hospital has purchased the adjacent Beacon Hotel to facilitate plans to expand the provision of acute services including the emergency department and cancer services. »
She stated that the hospital had no further details of the planning request at this stage.
The Care Bed Annex will provide 70 beds for the 269 care beds in Lighthouse.
Opened in 2006, Beacon has grown its staff from 140 to 1,400 consultants, nurses, and healthcare professionals.
The presentation of the plan comes after a number of years of strong performance at Manara.
The latest calculations show it posted an operating profit of 7.2 million euros in 2019 as revenue increased by 16 percent from 122.66 million euros to 142.3 million euros.
Bacon’s device earlier this year was at the center of the controversy over a decision by CEO Michael Cullen to provide Covid-19 vaccines to a school in Ko Wyclo.
A report commissioned by Bacon’s board of directors found that Mr. Cullen’s decision to introduce the 20 vaccines at St Gerard’s in Bray was incorrect but made in good faith.
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