The HSE has confirmed that a further €350,000 has been sanctioned for the further development of GP and other primary care services at Manorhamilton.
This announcement has been warmly welcomed by Fine Gael’s Manorhamilton Area councillor, Frank Dolan and Senator Michael Comiskey. In a statement issued following the brief visit of the Minister for Health James Reilly to the HSE building it has been confirmed that the work will take place this year and will be completed by October.
The North Leitrim Primary Health care Unit is based at the old NW Health Board offices in Manorhamilton and when works are completed there will be a wide variety of medical services available at the centre. The services will include dental, speech and language, physiological specialist alongside existing GP services and the public health nurse.
“This fine facility has cost w450,000 to date and with a further w350,000 been spent this year this primary care unit will be one of the best in the west of Ireland and will provide a number of vital services that will allow people access services in their local community in a modern facility” stated Cllr Dolan.
Sligo/North Leitrim TD, Deputy Tony McLoughlin has further welcomed this announcement and noted that “the local ambulance service will be attached to this primary care centre which will provide a service to the people as far down as Dromahair. I want to pay tribute to the local HSE executives for putting forward this project for funding and indeed to Minister Reilly for support.”