New health cen­tre for New­town

May 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

There was good news for the peo­ple of New­town­moun­tkennedy at last week’s meet­ing of the Eastern Health Board when it was agreed to build a new health cen­tre in the vil­lage.

The move comes fol­low­ing a re­cent visit to the ex­ist­ing cen­tre in New­town by Health Board of­fi­cials and mem­bers, or­gan­ised by Board Vice- Chair­man Tommy Cullen.

Ac­cord­ing to Cllr Cullen, one of the gable ends on the 200-year-old build­ing has been threat­en­ing to fall onto the street for a long time now, and con­di­tions were ‘un­com­fort­able’ for the staff mem­bers of the health cen­tre, and the pa­tients us­ing it.

He him­self pro­posed a mo­tion to build a new cen­tre at last Thurs­day night’s meet­ing of the Eastern Health Board and this was sec­onded by Cllr Kevin Ryan and agreed by the mem­bers.

Pri­or­ity wil now be given to the project by the board and Cllr Cullen told this news­pa­per that a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion should be sent to the county coun­cil within the next cou­ple of months.

The devel­op­ment as also wel­comed by Cllr Cullen’s Labour Party col­league, Cllr Jimmy O’Shaugh­nessy, who said that it was ‘good news’ for the res­i­dents of the town and sur­round­ing ar­eas, as the old build­ing was in ‘a dan­ger­ous con­di­tion’ with many peo­ple hav­ing to travel to other ar­eas to at­tend health cen­tres be­cause of this.

He thanked Cllrs Cullen and Ryan and the mem­bers of the New­town branch of the Labour Party for their ef­forts in se­cur­ing this new cen­tre for the town.

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