Refurbishment works are set to begin at Donegal Town Community Hospital before the end of the year.
The works will be tendered in the coming weeks and it’s anticipated that a public works contract can be awarded to enable the refurbishment to commence this year.
Earlier this year, an unannounced inspection by HIQA raised concerns about several issues at the facility.
The hospital, a 29-bed unit, is run by the HSE, providing palliative care, respite care, convalescence, rehabilitation and continuing care.
Accommodation comprises seven single bedrooms, one en suite twin bedroom and five multiple-occupancy bedrooms, each accommodating four residents.