The HSE has outlined plans for new long stay residential beds in South Tipp.
The beds will be provided under the HSE's latest plan for Clonmel and Cashel.
92 will be retained at St Patricks Hospital in Cashel with 40 planned for a green field site at St Anthony's in Clonmel.
Tipperary TD Michael Lowry welcomes the move:
"We have had a problem in Tipperary, we haven't had the full complement of beds for a number of years.
"Arising from a HSE review, the regional authority has signed off on an additional 40 beds in both St. Anthony's in Clonmel and St. Patrick's in Cashel."
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