St Lukes is a General Medical Hospital serving a rural population of 126,000 people. The hospital currently has 317 beds and provides a wide range of general services including Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Cardiology, Psychiatry and Oncology. The hospital was opened in 1941 to serve 130 patients with a staff of 44. The hospital now employs 1200 staff and has been extended in a haphazard way over the years.

OMP Architects, in close collaboration with our partners, Stantec Architecture, the Canadian multi- disciplinary consultancy, were asked to review the current Hospital Development Control Plan and recommend future phased development of the campus. Each phase of the masterplan redevelopment proposals allows the hospital to continue to operate satisfactorily during the execution of the works. The first phase of masterplan has now been designed and it includes for a new Accident and emergency Dept., Out-Patient Dept., Pathology Dept. and a new Training & Education Centre, Entrance Concourse, Day Services Unit and Community Day Hospital. This project will shortly go to site.

Portrait of author John O'Mahony

TEXT BY: JOHN O'MAHONY

Author: John O'Mahony

  • Address Kilkenny City
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  • Status Tender Stage
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