Trinity Medical Care, a Dublin-based company, is seeking an infusion of $2 million to build a new facility in the north west of Ireland.
Trinity will pay for the construction of a new hospital, which it says will offer more services for its patients and provide a greater number of doctors, nurses and pharmacists, among other things.
The company has already built the first unit in Dublin.
Its chief executive, Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, said the new facility will have four wards and will be able to treat 1,400 patients a week.
The facility, he said, will allow Trinity to continue to operate as a community health clinic.
It will also provide more doctors, including those who work in the community, with a greater proportion of their appointments being with patients who have severe medical conditions.
“We have had a very difficult year in terms of the financial situation in the health system and that’s a big challenge for any company,” he said.
“It’s also a challenge for the health service itself.
We want to do something to help the community in terms that we can, we want to provide more services, more to the community.”
The new hospital will be located in County Mayo, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Dublin.
Fitzpatrick said the company has not made any decision on whether it will move to Dublin.
But the Dublin-born firm is hoping to start construction within a year, as soon as possible.
“There’s been a great deal of work done in Dublin over the last three years and it is something that I would like to see in a short space of time,” he told Al Jazeera.
“If we can get the capital investment in place within a matter of weeks, then I’m sure we can do it in a matter a few months.”‘
This is our only chance”In the past, Dublin has had to rely on private healthcare providers, such as Trinity Health, to operate its health services.
“This is not our only shot.
We have one other opportunity to really grow,” Fitzpatrick said.
Fisherman said the Irish health system was struggling with its finances, and the new hospital could help ease the burden on the community.
“Trinity Medical will help provide a more sustainable and sustainable health service for the entire community,” he added.
“People will feel comfortable with their healthcare in the future.”‘
We need a better way’The company hopes to open the new unit by the end of this year.
It has received an initial investment of $1.8 million from the European Investment Bank and is in the process of securing a second loan from the bank.
The building will be constructed in phases and will cost about $100 million.
Dublin’s economy has struggled with the recent flu pandemic, which has killed more than 10,000 people.
Fitzpatrick said the city’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities were also struggling.
“In Dublin, we’ve got some of the highest rates of COVID-19 in the country and we have to work hard to make sure we have the best hospital, the best nursing home, the most skilled care,” he explained.
“The hospital is our sole source of care and we need to get the infrastructure in place to keep the city in business.”
Dublin is home to nearly 300,000 doctors and nurses.
The city is facing a shortage of primary care doctors, which Fitzpatrick said had resulted in an increase in infections among hospital staff.