The construction contract has been signed, for the new multi-million euro National Forensic Mental Health Service (NFMHS) complex, at Portrane in Dublin.
The new 130-bed adult forensic hospital, at St. Ita’s Campus in Portrane, will replace the 94-bed Central Mental Hospital complex at Dundrum.
The complex at Portane will also include a new 30-bed Intensive Care Rehabilitation Unit (ICRU), together with a 10-bed Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) unit.
The projected cost is in excess of €160 million .It is envisaged that the new facility will open in early 2020.
The project will also involve a second phase at a later stage, during which new regional Intensive Care Rehabilitation Units (ICRUs) will be built in the HSE West and HSE South areas.