Plans are progressing for the provision of a Primary Care Centre for residents in Citywest, Rathcoole and Saggart, according to the local Fine Gael representatives. As part of a national advertisement campaign for the provision of primary care centres under the HSE’s Operational Lease mechanism, the owners of the Citywest Hotel Lands tabled an expression of interest in becoming such a site as confirmed to Cllr. David McManus.
“Discussions are ongoing in relation to the development of a Primary Care Centre on the Citywest Hotel campus with access being proposed from Garters Lane,” explained local Councillor Shirley O’Hara.
Fine Gael’s Kenneth Egan said that Centres like these can be a huge benefit when it comes to the delivery of services like speech and language therapy and mental health services. “Covid has had a huge impact on our young people and it’s more important than ever to invest in children’s mental health services. If this Primary Care Centre goes ahead it would provide much needed services to our young population,” said Cllr. Kenneth Egan.