HSE Media Release: 12th June 2019
The HSE is pleased to announce that planning has been granted for Donegal Primary Care Centre at Drumlonagher Donegal Town .
This 54,500 sqft development will provide state of the art facilities to accommodate a range of primary care services within a single Primary Care facility. This new facility will accommodate a wide range of services including GP Services, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech & language Therapy. Children and Adult Mental Health Services, Early Intervention Services, TUSLA, Dental Services and a new Ambulance base will also be based in the centre. There will also be capacity to book rooms for other services/professions so that additional services may be accommodated in the future.
Dr Peter Kardos, GP with Old School Surgery Practice Donegal Town highlighted his support for this development stating “This new Primary Care Centre is a long-awaited development. As a GP working in the South Donegal area for the past fourteen years I am convinced that it would provide an excellent standard of healthcare to the area offering a broad spectrum of services to our patients. The location of the planned centre is close to the Drumlonagher roundabout which means easy access for both patients coming from Donegal Town and the surrounding rural areas. It will also provide excellent approach for Ambulance Services either attached to Sligo or Letterkenny catchment areas. The proposed Primary Care Centre will accommodate a wide range of HSE clinics which is expected to create a stronger link between GPs and HSE services which eventually will result in great health benefits for our patients and it will probably also make our work more efficient. The planned centre would offer bright and spacious rooms and excellent parking facilities with disabled and family friendly access. We are looking forward to seeing the construction of the Planned Centre".
The building is being developed by Remcoll Capital Ltd. At present the HSE Estates Department is working on completion of an Agreement for Lease and it is anticipated that construction will commence in the later part of 2019. It will take approximately two years for construction and equipping to be completed of the new state of the art Primary Care Centre. This new Primary Care facility will be a welcome addition to the HSE services provided to the town of Donegal, and the surrounding areas. It will provide a central hub which will improve access to a range of integrated services, with the standard of services and facilities that the population requires.
According to John Hayes, Chief Officer, CHO 1 "I welcome the granting of planning for this Primary Care Centre in Donegal Town which is a step further to ensuring the implementation of this development that will serve the health needs of the community of Donegal Town and the surrounding areas".
Last updated on: 12 / 06 / 2019