§ Mr. Worthington
The Trust has developed plans for the construction of a new three storey block containing wards, a day procedures unit and a pharmacy. This will be funded by the Mater Hospital Trustees and does not require Departmental funding. The Trust also plans for the refurbishment and upgrading of the original building. These have not yet been submitted for Departmental204W approval. A business case for a 50 bed acute psychiatric unit, based within the Mater Hospital, was approved by the Health and Social Services Executive in January 1998.