The new Primary Medical Centre being built in Carrick-on-Shannon pictured from the rear. Photo: Gerry Faughnan
Carrick-on-Shannon's new Primary Health Care Centre currently under construction is set to be completed by spring of next year, according to the HSE.
Cllr Finola Armstrong-McGuire said locals and visitors to Carrick-on-Shannon in past few months are sure to have noticed the construction of the new Primary Care Centre at the rear of The Landmark Hotel.
"This centre is set to be complete in spring 2020 and will be operational in stages soon after this time," she said.
"In response to my question asked at the Regional Health Forum in Galway recently I am delighted to be able to outline the services that will be accommodated in the centre," she added.
The new Primary Health Care Centre will include:
- GP services
- NowDoc out of hours service
- Public Health Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Dental Service
- Community Mental Health Services
There will also be visiting services such as psychology, dietetics, and counselling services.
The centre when developed will provide the facilities to develop additional community-based services. Currently these services while available in Carrick-on-Shannon are each conducted in a variety of locations.
The central location of all under one roof will provide a better understanding of community care and give a sense of our health service as encompassing all services.
We all look forward to its completion and seeing it fully occupied with the planned range of services, said Cllr Armstrong-McGuire.