Primary care centre ‘unviable’
THE construction of a primary care centre of Greystones has been described as ‘unviable' by the HSE due to the costs inherent in the development.
This was according to a response from the HSE with regards the possibility of setting up a primary care centre in the town that was read out at last Tuesday's town council meeting. Members of the council have for some months been urging the HSE to meet with them to discuss the possibility of establishing such a centre, which they feel is much needed in the town.
Cllr Derek Mitchell described the response from the HSE as ‘quite disturbing' given the construction of a primary care centre in Wicklow Town, going on to claim that ‘we badly need this here.'
Cllr Tom Fortune concurred with these sentiments, and urged the council to write to the HSE requesting clarification on what aspects of the development are costly enough to render it unviable.
Cllr George Jones reminded the chamber that a primary care centre needed the full support of the local GPs in order to be of any benefit to local people.
As per Cllr Fortune's suggestion, the council agreed to write to the HSE requesting further information about the expensiveness of constructing the centre.