Eoin Ó Broin TD welcomes confirmation that Adult Mental Health Services will remain in Clondalkin
Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has welcomed news that Adult Mental Health Services will remain in Clondalkin following the leasing of a new premise for the service by the HSE. In late March, the HSE cast doubt over the future of accessing services in Clondalkin with proposals to temporarily relocate the service to the Belgard Road, Tallaght until the new primary care centre at Boot Road had been developed.
Deputy Ó Broin said,
“I was delighted to receive confirmation from the HSE that the relocation of Clondalkin Adult Mental Health Services has been averted and the service is to remain in Clondalkin.
“Quite understandably, the possibility that the service might be lost to Tallaght was met with deep concern throughout the area, particularly for clients of the service and their families.
“On foot of requests to the HSE to secure a new property, followed up by strong lobbying from service users, the wider community and local politicians, the HSE have now confirmed that a new premises has been identified and approved for funding.
“The service will move to Steeple House, Ninth Lock Road, once the redevelopment of the building has taken place. Currently, there is no commencement or completion dates for these works but I intend to keep a close eye on developments. Until then, these vital services will remain in situ at Orchard Road, Clondalkin.”