17 Aug 2022

Pictures: Official opening of Carrick Primary and Mental Health Care Centre

Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan T.D. officially opened the Carrick-on-Shannon Primary and Mental Health Care Centre on Friday.

The tape was cut to mark the official opening of the impressive medical centre in the heart of Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon.

Operational since May 2021 and employing nearly 60 people the centre offers a huge range of services including Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy (Adult and Children), Orthoptic service, Opthalmics, Antenatal/Gynaecology clinics, Cardiac Diagnostics, NoWDOC (GP Out of Hours Service), Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Dental services, Speech and Language Therapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Community Medicine, Paediatric Consultant clinic, Smoking Cessation, Civil Marriage Ceremonies, Addiction Services, Social Prescribing, Psychiatry of Older Adults, Orthotics and Prosthetics clinic, Breastfeeding Peer support group, and Mental Health services. It is also the site of the Carrick-on-Shannon COVID-19 Vaccination Centre.

Pictured above are Frank Feighan, Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy,Carmel Carthy Senior Executive Officer Primary Care Sligo Leitrim West Cavan, Mandy Doyle Head Of Primary Care CHO1 and Chief Officer CHO1, Dermot Monaghan, Lorraine Sheridan Community Health Care Network Manager Leitrim West-Cavan, Emma Ball, General Manager Primary Care Service Sligo Leitrim West-Cavan, Suzanne Watters Business and Services Manager, Patricia Keane NowDoc Manager, Denis O'Brien Team CoOrdinator Mental Health, Owen Mulligan Consultant Psychiatrist Carrick on Shannon South Leitrim and   Paul Reid Director General of the Health Service Executive.

Present at the event was Paul Reid, CEO of the HSE, who resides in Carrick-on-Shannon, as well as local TDs Martin Kenny and Marian Harkin, Cathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr Ita Reynolds-Flynn, as well as Cllrs Finola Armstrong-McGuire, Enda McGloin, Paddy Farrell and Padraig Fallon.

See full report in next Wednesday's Leitrim Observer.


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