After years of inaction, planning permission has finally been granted by SDCC for the HSE to deliver primary health care to North Clondalkin 

Local Fianna Fáil TD, John Curran has welcomed the granting of planning permission by South Dublin County Council for the go ahead of Rowlagh Primary Health Care Centre.

Speaking on the news that the Centre has been granted Planning Permission, Deputy Curran said: “It’s been 6 years since the Rowlagh Primary Care Centre was first announced under the infrastructure stimulus package with a planned completion date of late 2016. 3 Ministers for Health later and finally the project has planning permission. I am urging the Health Service Executive to continue with its progress on the much needed Rowlagh Primary Care Centre and to provide a time frame for its completion as soon as possible.

 “The provision of primary care and multi-disciplinary services in a community setting plays a crucial role in ensuring that those who do not need to be in acute care are removed from a hospital setting. “Despite repeated promises there have been no primary care services in our area, which has a population of over 45,000 people, for quite some time.

“The delivery Primary Care Centres in the greater Clondalkin and Lucan areas have faced alarming delays to date but thankfully we are now seeing some slight movement. 

The proposed development in Rowlagh when operational will be a signisifcant and substantial health service facility in our community and will employ 36 staff and provide a substantial range of primary care services including a GP Clinic, a Nurse managed Clinic, suites for speech & language therapy, occupational and physiotherapy therapy, a dental Clinic, a paediatrics suite and a Mental Health Suite from 9am-6pm every weekday and some out of hour GP services.

“Every effort must be made now to ensure that the HSE fulfil its commitment to this centre and allow the people of North Clondalkin access to essential Health Care. “I am looking forward to the construction of this project but I will persist in highlighting the need for this centre to be completed and operational as soon as possible and that they encounter no unnecessary delays,” he concluded.