Pri­mary care cen­tre ‘un­vi­able’

Bray People - - COUNCIL REPORT -

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.

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