Seanad debates

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

Primary Care Centres Provision

10:30 am

Photo of Maura HopkinsMaura Hopkins (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister of State for the update. While it is positive that work is progressing, I emphasise that every effort must be made to ensure there are no delays in the delivery of the centre. In fact, I cannot overemphasise the importance of the centre to the region nor can I overemphasise the need for capacity provision, which means increased staffing allocations. By way of an update on the location for those who are interested in the development of the primary care centre in Ballaghaderreen, I understand that it will be located on the Convent Road outside the town and not on the Roscommon Road at the current doctor's surgery. That is important. As the Minister of State said, the project needs to go through the planning and other stages. As such, every effort must be made by the HSE and the Department to facilitate its delivery as quickly as possible.


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