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Sinn Féin’s Darren O’Rourke welcomes confirmation of Ashbourne Primary Care Centre

8 March, 2013 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Meath East by-election candidate, Darren O’Rourke, this afternoon attended a briefing by the Dublin/North East Regional Manager of the HSE, Stephen Mulvaney, and others at James Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown.

Afterwards he welcomed the confirmation given at the meeting that the long signalled primary care centre at Ashbourne would be officially opened in the June/July period.

Darren O’Rourke described the news “as very welcome and critically important in meeting the healthcare needs of Meath East’s largest town – Ashbourne - and its growing population”.

Mr O’Rourke was accompanied at the meeting by party deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD and Dublin North West TD Dessie Ellis.

A number of critical issues were addressed in the context of the Dublin/North East Regional Service Plan 2013, including projected service levels, staffing cuts and the budgetary needs of the acute hospital network across the region.

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