The HSE are planning to start refurbishment works at Donegal Town Community Hospital before the end of the year.
The works will be tendered in October and it is hoped that a public works contract can be awarded to enable the refurbishment to commence this year.
Councillor Tom Conaghan raised the matter at this week’s Regional Health Forum West meeting.
Joe Hoare, the Assistant National Director, Capital and Estates West, told the Donegal Town public representative that the plan is for the works to get underway by the end of 2023.
Councillor Conaghan said he has visited the facility recently ‘and there is no doubt about it, it needs repair and a lot of work’.
HSE chiefs are to seek an exact start date for the works.
Councillor Conaghan welcomed the news of the impending work, but told HSE chiefs that he will be keeping the progress under constant monitoring amid concerns among his constituents.