Primary healthcare centre needed for Finglas – Ellis
Sinn Féin Dublin North-West TD Dessie Ellis raised the need for a primary health care centre in Finglas with the Government in the Dáil yesterday, saying that there ‘new sites in the North Finglas area which would ideally suit a project as important as this’.
Deputy Ellis said:
“I expressed the importance of having one in the Finglas north area. This was identified rightly as an area of high priority with considerable need for the benefits brought by a Primary Care Health Centre. Not only do we need the built infrastructure in Finglas for a new primary care centre but that any new centre must have the requisite staff and services needed to deal with population growth and growth in demand for services.
“It makes sense that the Government and the HSE put services, staff and equipment in our new primary care centres to ensure delivery of care as close to the person as possible, with minimal waiting times. Now there’s a possibly of new sites in the North Finglas area which would be more than suitable and would ideally suit a project as important as this.
“That is why I asked the Government to give a firm commitment that money and resources are committed to this case. The Government did not commit fully but said that Finglas remains a priority for a primary health centre. I will continue to keep the Government and the HSE under pressure until this is achieved.”