Minister Naughten launches innovative project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ Survey on future use of St. Brigid’s Hospital site

In Business & Jobs, Culture, East Galway, Education, Environment, Health, News by Denis Naughten

Local Minister Denis Naughten has announced a new project he is embarking on – ‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ – which aims to stimulate debate on the future of the site.

“St Brigid’s Hospital is an iconic landmark in Ballinasloe and I am currently embarking on a project – with the assistance of the public – which aims to explore potential new uses for the site,” explained Minister Naughten.

“This is a site with enormous potential and this project will be the first step in reimagining what the future could hold for it. Everyone I meet in the town, and beyond, has an opinion on what the site should be used for and now I am inviting people to share those opinions.”

As part of this project Minister Naughten is asking everyone with views on the future of St. Brigid’s Hospital to spend a few moments completing an online survey, which will ask questions around opinions of Ballinasloe, how people use the town and its amenities, and what they think is missing from the area.

“This is an exploratory process and each survey response will be read and analysed and form part of a wider discussion on the potential future use of this site,” added Minister Naughten.

“I will be working on this project with Enterprise-Ireland-backed start-up Connect the Dots, specialists in meaningfully bringing people together to explore common challenges and develop innovative solutions, who will guide this process.”

The survey can be accessed at:
“I would urge anyone with an opinion on the site or what is needed in the town of Ballinasloe to fill out the survey by the end of April and also to share it with any local groups or organisations who may wish to contribute to the debate as I want to ensure as many voices as possible are heard,” said Minister Naughten.

“This is your opportunity to have a say in what you think the future of St. Brigid’s Hospital should look like – and I look forward to hearing those views.”