Kingscourt Primary Care Centre officially opened by Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD
HSE Press Release
Minister for Health Dr James Reilly TD today (Thursday May 15) officially opened the HSE Kingscourt Primary Care Centre.
The purpose built Kingscourt Primary Care Centre became operational in autumn 2012. The centre now accommodates a range of HSE services, including public health nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, primary care social work, primary care counselling, as well as dietetic and podiatry services. The centre can also facilitate a range of outreach services such as retinal screening, breast feeding support and group clinics. The Kingscourt/North Meath Primary Care Team aims to deliver health and social services to the local population of over 10,800 people living in Kingscourt and north Meath. The centre is also home to the Kingscourt Surgery which has three GPs, Dr John McMahon, Dr Sheila Casey and Dr Heather McCullagh, practice nurses and support staff.
Speaking at the official opening Minister Reilly said, “The development of this modern facility, carefully designed and constructed, is in keeping with the key aim of the Primary Care Strategy,which is the development of primary care services so that they become the cornerstone of care and preventative services for communities across the country. It is a fitting example of what we aspire to in many areas to facilitate the delivery of primary care services.”
Dermot Monaghan, Area Manager, HSE Louth Meath welcomed this development for the population of Kingscourt and north Meath. He said, “The Kingscourt Primary Care Centre gives the public easy access to a wide range of health services from one location.
This new centre helps to develop services in the community giving people direct access to integrated multi-disciplinary teams of health care professionals. It will benefit the residents of Kingscourt and north Meath and surrounding areas by providing them with access to quality healthcare resulting in better health outcomes.”
This facility is one of a number of Primary Care Centres which have been developed in the north east in recent years.
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