Friday 19 January 2018

Work on Wexford's new Primary Care Centre to start next year

By David Tucker

Minister Brendan Howlin: better healthcare 'has been a priority'.
Minister Brendan Howlin: better healthcare 'has been a priority'.

MORE details have been revealed about the new Primary Care Centre for Wexford town, which was first reported in this newspaper several months ago.

Construction on the new facility at the Health Centre Campus on Grogan's Road is set to get under way early next year and will be completed by late 2016.

It will house GP and community nursing teams, as well as an Area Medical Officer, and will offer a GP Out of Hours Service, while services will also be available in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Speech & Language Therapy, Home Help, Addiction Services, Dental Services, Nutritional and Dietician Services, Psychology & Counselling Services, Audiology & Opthalmology, Chiropody/Podiatry, Early Intervention and School Age.

Minister Brendan Howlin announced last week that the European Investment Bank had given the green light to funding for the centre, one of 14 approved across the country, involving a total of €70m in loans.

'I am delighted to confirm that Wexford Town is to get its own Primary Care Centre and I'm encouraged that it will be completed so soon. It means that local people will have a top-class, community-based healthcare service on their doorstep, and it is a further step towards delivering the right care in the right place at the right time,' said the minister.

'Providing better healthcare facilities and ultimately better and safer care in the community has been a priority for Labour in government.'

Wexford People

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