26 Jan 2022

RCDC seeks clarity on Dean Maxwell

Urgent: People of Roscrea deserve clarity without delay

RCDC seeks clarity on Dean Maxwell

RCDC secretary Steve Crofton

Roscrea's Community Development Committee, (RCDC), has written to all the TDs in Tipperary requesting an update and clarity on the future of the Dean Maxwell community nursing unit, through its Secretary, Steve Crofton.

Specifically it has requested to know if the deadline of January 1, 2022, after which the Dean Maxwell would cease to accept long term stay residents, has been extended and secondly has sought confirmation that there is a capital allocation arising from the recent review of the National Development Plan to enable the Dean Maxwell of the future to refurbish or rebuild and thus to enable it to meet with HIQA standards and to continue to provide for long term stay residents into the future.

The following letter was written by Mr Crofton, with support from RCDC chairman John Lupton.
“I am writing to you, and to all TDs for Tipperary, to enquire as to update on the Dean Maxwell situation.

“In particular, is the deadline of January 1, 2022 after which long term stay residents will not be accepted at Dean Maxwell extended and, secondly, can it be confirmed that there is an allocation in the review of the National Development Plan 2040 for refurbishment/rebuilding of the Dean Maxwell facility to enable it to cater for long term stay residents and satisfy HIQA requirements in that regard and that it is a priority development for the HSE.

You will appreciate that the people of Roscrea deserve positive clarity on the above without delay and it is even more important for existing residents that they are given assurances as to the future of the Dean Maxwell and which is positive.

I await hearing from you with regard to the above and acknowledge your ongoing support.”

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