Anger Over Suggestion Public Confidence In St Joseph’s Is Being Undermined

An Ennis Councillor is categorically denying that local representatives in this county are undermining public confidence in St Joseph’s Hospital in Ennis.

In a letter to the local representatives, HSE MidWest has confirmed that their preferred option for the hospital is to develop a site in Ennis.

But it also outlined concern that continued speculation and discussion about the future of the facility is causing a significant public confidence issue.


Following a court settlement with HIQA, the HSE must carry out upgrade works to bring older people residential care up to standard by 2021, either at St. Joseph’s or on a new site.

Independent Ennis Councillor James Breen has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that confirmation they’re focused on an Ennis site is welcome, but he isn’t pleased with a suggestion that public confidence is being undermined: