Private hospital group Bon Secours Health System plans to spend almost €160 million on expanding and upgrading its facilities across the country including Tralee.
According to the Irish Times Bon Secours will spend €150 million on new theatres, clinics, beds and consultants’ rooms at the group’s hospitals and other centres in Kerry, Dublin, Cork and Galway between now and 2020.
The investment will include buying Barrington’s Hospital in Limerick and a joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), the US operator which controlled the Beacon Hospital before Denis O’Brien’s takeover in 2014.
UPMC has agreed to contribute a further €6 million to the cost of a new radiotherapy cancer treatment centre at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork.
It will develop endoscopy and day services in Dublin, a laboratory in Galway and theatres in Tralee which are to be opened in the coming months.