An Taoiseach officially opens Corduff Primary Care Centre

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD unveiled a commemorative plaque on Thursday 5th October 2017 to mark the official opening of the new Corduff Primary Care Centre.  

The new Primary Care Centre is a newly constructed modern, spacious space designed over three floors.  The building is 25,000 square feet with a capital cost of €7.6 million. This new Centre benefits from having well-proportioned clinical spaces including a physiotherapy gym, and two occupational therapy gyms suitable for children and adolescents.

Speaking at the official opening An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said "High quality primary care services are vitally important in delivering coordinated health care in the community for our citizens.  This new centre is at the heart of the community that it serves, and gives Corduff a new focal point, by merging services previously dispersed over five different locations. The Corduff Primary Care Centre is the third provided by the Government in Dublin West, after the Blanchardstown Primary Centre and Navan Road Primary Care Centre. These centres are making it easier for the local population of Dublin 15 to access the community health care they need on their doorstep, and should improve health outcomes as a result."

The range of primary care services provided from the building include Public Health Nursing,  Paediatric Occupational Therapy, Paediatric physiotherapy, child psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Social Work Services, Senior Area Medical Officer, Primary Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in mental health, Counselling services, Dental services, admin and porter services.

There is also a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes and a Dietician specifically for Diabetes based in Corduff PCC who provide an integrated care pathway between Connolly hospital, GP’s and Primary Care for Dublin 15. These new posts are very welcome and are part of the developing national clinical care programmes.

Mary Walshe, HSE Chief Officer for CHO Dublin North City and County added "This is a fantastic facility for local residents, offering a wide range of services including GP surgeries, physiotherapy, occupational and speech and language therapy, social work, psychology and mental health teams. The population of Dublin 15 is over 108,000 in the 2016 census.   Of that, approximately 26% are under 15 years of age.  Corduff PCC is a pivotal location for primary care paediatric services for the population of Dublin 15 and allows a more cohesive approach to delivering services to children. We passionately believe in the potential of primary and community based health services to improve healthcare and ease pressure on our hospitals.  I look forward to the continuous expansion of our network of primary care centres in CHO Dublin North City and County and the range of health services these centres can provide."

The GP Practice of Dr Anne O Brien, previously based in Brookhaven Drive in Corduff, is now based in the primary care centre.  The Practice comprises of four GP’s, a practice Nurse, a Practice manger and admin support staff.  

Speaking at the opening Des O Flynn, Head of Primary Care, CHO Dublin North City and County said

"GP’s play a significant role in healthcare and are pivotal to primary care in the community.  We are delighted that Anne and her Team are based here in the Centre.   Having GPs’ on site with the Primary Care and Mental Health staff facilitates a more cohesive way of working among health care professionals leading to more integrated care for service users.  A collaborative team approach is especially invaluable in the care of complex cases where the input of a number of team members is required".

There are two Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams delivering services for the Centre and the Teams are made up of consultants, Non Consulting Hospital Doctors’, psychologists, social workers, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and admin support staff.  These Teams provide services across Dublin 7, Dublin 11 and Dublin 15.

ENDS

Rosaleen Harlin
HSE CHO Dublin North City and County
087 8291416

Last updated on: 05 / 10 / 2017