Speaking following the recent opening of the  Kilnamanagh / Tymon Primary Care Centre, former Chairperson of the Regional Health Forum for Dublin-Mid Leinster, Cllr. Charlie O’Connor said, “Improving the provision of primary care services in our county is something I have been working on for quite some time.

“Providing health care in a primary and community setting can play a major role in enhancing health outcomes, limiting costs as well as alleviating some of the pressure off Tallaght Hospital which is already operating at capacity. “It is within this setting that we should seek to meet 90-95% of all health and personal social service needs and take some of the pressure off Tallaght Hospital which is operating at capacity. “It is hugely positive for the people of Tallaght that some of the main infrastructure is now in place,” he concluded.