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Multi-million primary care centre for Wexford 02/05/15

| May 2, 2015

Wexford town is set to receive a new multi million euro Primary Healthcare Clinic at the site of the current HSE clinic at Grogan’s Road it was announced this week.

A total of €70m in loans was approved last week to provide 14 primary care centres across the country.

Construction on the new facility is set to get underway early next year and will be completed by late 2016. The new centre will house GP and community nursing teams, as well as an Area Medical Officer.

It will also 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.

Making the announcement , Minister Brendan Howlin said: ‘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.’
Minister Howlin also said that the announcement meant that ordinary people were finally feeling the benefit of economic recovery
“At the start of this year, Labour leader Joan Burton emphasised that she wanted to see ordinary people begin to share in the recovery,’ he said. ‘Today’s announcement, along with the recent news that free GP care will be provided to all under 6s this summer, proves that we are fulfilling that vision.’

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