Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly T.D., officially opens Killeshandra, Clones and North Monaghan Primary Care Centres

Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, T.D., today officially opens Killeshandra Primary Care Centre in Cavan and Clones and North Monaghan Primary Care Centres in Monaghan.

The three centres are part of the HSE Enhanced Community Care programme which aims to offer services within the community. For more information go to www.hse.ie/ECC

Killeshandra Primary Care Centre has been operational since September 2023 and will provide services including Public Health Nursing, Dietetics, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Social Work and Chronic Disease interventions. Killeshandra Lakeside Medical Practice is also operating from the building.

Meanwhile Clones Primary Care Centre has been operational since August 2023.

HSE services that will be provided from this Primary Care Centre include:

Public Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, with the further inclusion of Podiatry, Psychology and Dietetics in the future.

The Clones GP Surgery Dr Clarke is also located at the centre.

Finally North Monaghan Primary Care Centre has also been operational on the St Davnet’s campus in Monaghan town since August 2023. 

HSE services that are provided from this Primary Care Centre include:

Public Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Dietetics, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Social Work, Psychology, and some aspects of Mental Health Services. There will also be GP services located within the centre with Monaghan Medical Centre, with Dr Barry and Dr Hackett, and the Rossmore GP Practice, Dr Brett and Dr Brides relocating to the new centre.

Minister Donnelly met with service users, HSE management and staff at the three openings.

Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, T.D., said: “I’m delighted to be in counties Cavan and Monaghan today to officially open Killeshandra, Clones and North Monaghan Primary Care Centres. ECC is a huge investment in community healthcare services, aiming to provide more services closer to people’s homes, and provide extra services for older people, or people who live with long-term health conditions.”

Dermot Monaghan, Chief Officer, Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo said “These three centres are wonderful additions to their communities. They offer a high level of care in state of the art buildings. They offer people the best of care on their doorsteps. I would like to congratulate the HSE teams who put trojan work into making each of these centres a reality.”

Head of Service Primary Care Mandy Doyle said “We are delighted to have Minister Donnelly open our three new Primary Care Centres today. The centres mean that people can access the services they need while staying out of the acute hospital. They offer a variety of services locally in one place and are an excellent example of the Enhanced Community Care programme in action.”

Last updated on: 10 / 11 / 2023