Reply to Question – 27th January, 2014 – Agenda Item No. 6

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Tormey1

 

Question:

Does the 2009 HSE ‘Back to Work’ protocol apply to all employees?”

Cllr. Bill Tormey

Response:

In line with the provisions of HSE HR Circular 02/2009, the Attendance Management Policy originally published in 2009 sets out the responsibilities of both HSE as Employer and Employees in relation to satisfactory attendance and capacity to ‘render efficient and productive service’. Sections of this document refers to ‘return to work’, in examples such as after Long Term absence, after Maternity leave, after Carer’s leave etc. It includes provisions for return to work interviews to be held; a phased return to work where applicable and the role of the Occupational Health department. Under Subsection 2 titled ‘Scope of Policy’; it is stated that “This Policy and Procedure applies to all employees of the HSE” (Page 6 of 27).

The Terms and Conditions of Employment policy also published in 2009 provides specific detail regarding return to work from a career break.

There is no document that could be referred to as a ‘Return to Work policy’ from 2009. The HSE policy titled ‘Rehabilitation of Employees back to work after illness or injury’ was published in 2011 (revised August 2013) and sets forth the provisions and requirements of relevant parties to facilitate said rehabilitation. Section 3.1 (Page 4 of 21) of this policy states clearly that it ‘applies to all employees of the Health Service Executive’. Links to relevant documents cited:

HSE HR Circular 02/2009:
http://hsenet.hse.ie/az3NvWvXFzAloIC3C%2fzxiQ%3d%3d/eng/staff/Resources/HR_Circulars/HSE_HR_Circular_02_2009_re_Managing_Attendance_Policy.pdf?ImportedResourceId=az3NvWvXFzAloIC3C%2fzxiQ%3d%3d

Rehabilitation of Employees back to work after illness or injury:
http://hsenet.hse.ie/6Hv1bO4gosYYbuJhUJsN%2bA%3d%3d/eng/staff/Resources/hrppg/Rehabilitation_Policy.pdf?ImportedResourceId=6Hv1bO4gosYYbuJhUJsN%2bA%3d%3d

Rosarii Mannion,

Assistant National Director,

Human Resources,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 046 9251210

Email: caroline.smith@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Tormey2

Question:

How much per hour do solicitors Arthur Cox charge the HSE per hour? How much did the HSE pay that firm for legal services in 2013? If a staff solicitor costs about €110,000 per year including expenses, how many solicitors has the HSE on staff?”

Cllr. Bill Tormey

Response:

A review of legal services commenced within the HSE in 2006. The review recognised, at that stage, that a number of concerns existed, including:

  • Budgetary: there was a lack of transparency over what was being spent for services and whether value for money was being assured.

  • Expertise: there was a lack of legal expertise within the organisation to:

  1. assess whether or not the quality of legal services being provided was good enough.

  2. assess whether cases were being appropriately strategically managed.

  3. give direction on the appropriate practice before the court.

  4. ensure consistency in approach in reoccurring matters.

  5. develop standard policies and protocols for the engagement and management of legal services throughout the HSE.

  6. develop effective systems for capturing database information in terms of legislation, opinions and other legal developments.

  • Liaison: there was no single representation of the organisation with external stakeholders (e.g. The Courts Service, the Judiciary, The Director of Public Prosecutions, The Attorney General, The Department of Health and Children, The Department of Finance.) in legal matters. As a result it was not possible to ensure compliance throughout the organisation with protocols and sanctions with those external stakeholders.

  • Development: there was no facility to develop the methods of legal service being supplied and the use of legal services.

Among the recommendations of the Legal Services Review Group were that:

  • A centralised unit within the Office of the Director of the CEO would be established, which would have the remit of monitoring access to and consultation on legal services.

  • A tender would be initiated for the provision of legal services to the HSE.

The HSE’s Office of Legal Services was established on 1st March, 2010. Its director is a practising barrister in the whole-time service of the HSE, and it has two solicitors on staff.

The tender for legal services commenced in 2009 and was awarded on 1st March, 2011. In 2010, prior to the award of the contract, the book of business for solicitors’ legal services was evaluated by the HSE as approximately €25.82m per annum.

Following the tender, the contract for solicitors’ services was awarded to Arthur Cox Consultancy Services Limited. Under the contract with Arthur Cox Consultancy Services Limited (ACCSL), twenty-eight firms of solicitors were appointed (member firms) to provide operational legal services to the HSE1. These firms can only accept instructions from authorised legal services users within the HSE, and are paid rates which have been set by the HSE and ACCSL. The member firms provide operational legal services, whilst Arthur Cox provides corporate legal services. All of the member firms are paid their fees under the contract by ACCSL.

Under the contract the HSE has paid ACCSL for all solicitors’ services the following sums:

Service Fees

Management Fee

Total

Reduction from Book of Business

% Reduction

1 Mar. ‘11 – 28 Feb. ‘12

17,848,725

1,369,938

19,218,663

6,601,337

25.6%

1 Mar. ‘12 – 28 Feb. ‘13

18,750,600

1,630,487

20,381,088

5,438,912

21.1%

1 Mar. ‘13 – 28 Feb. ‘14

16,935,000*

1,554,800*

18,489,800*

7,330,200

28.4%

*estimated

In 2013, 74,196 hours of solicitors’ services were purchased under the contract at a cost of €15,321,672 net of VAT, or approximately €207 per hour net of VAT.

The contract has allowed for:

  1. Visibility on legal expenditure in total and by firm;

  2. Visibility of legal activity;

  3. Monitoring and auditing of services provided;

  4. Ensuring only authorised legal service users retain legal services;

  5. Consistency in approaches to legal matters;

  6. Increased use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms;

  7. Certain efficiencies:

  • Use of counsel only on nomination

  • Use of blended rate

  • Absorption of administration costs by legal service provider;

  • Close monitoring of exceptional disbursements;

  • Reduction in duplication of advices

    1. Strategic management of cases.

The HSE Office of Legal Services is exploring at the moment the potential of greater efficiencies being achieved in the provision of legal services through the growth of the in-house legal team.

Eunice O’Raw,

Director of Legal Services,

Health Service Executive.

Tel: (01) 6629499

Email: eunice.oraw@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Killian3

Question:

Can the HSE please outline the plans/strategies to improve and reinstate public confidence in the Ambulance Service provision in the North East, bearing in mind the recent disimprovement/downgrading in ambulance provision in Meath, Louth, Cavan, Monaghan over the past six months? Also comment on the fact that one in four 999 calls are not meeting the recommended response time.”

Cllr. Nick Killian

Response:

The transformation of health and social services in Ireland aims to improve outcomes for patients and clients. The National Ambulance Service has a key role to play in this process and is committed to the provision of safe, high quality pre-hospital emergency care. Safe, high quality outcomes for patients in this care setting depends upon the most appropriately trained person with the necessary equipment attending the emergency incident within an acceptable timeframe (HIQA, 2012). Since January 2011, the NAS has been working towards achieving improvements in emergency response times against the recently published HIQA Response Times and Quality Standards (2012).


In this regard the National Ambulance Service is improving the service to patients and clients in the NE area, through the following:

  • The provision of 2 Rapid Response Vehicles staffed by Advanced Paramedics

  • The introduction of 4 Intermediate Care Vehicles and Personnel

  • The introduction of the Aeromedical Service

  • The enhancement of service delivery with increased service hours

  • The development of the National Control Center

  • The on-going development of staff via the up-skilling programme of paramedics in the area

  • The current development and training of additional Advanced Paramedics for the area

  • The advancements in the clinical care programmes, i.e patients being diagnosed at scene and direct transfer to the appropriate Cardiac Center.

In this regard NAS is continually improving the service within the NE area and will constantly endeavour to improve the service delivery to patients and families within the NE area and to the state.

The NAS continuously evaluates its services in tandem with available resources and activity levels throughout the North Leinster area. The NAS is not a static service and as such deploys its resources in a dynamic manner. The NAS works on an area and national basis as opposed to a local basis.

The dynamic deployment of ambulance resources ensures that the nearest appropriate resource is mobilized to the location of the incident. In the Monaghan area this is achieved by the dynamic dispatch of resources from surrounding stations in the first instance namely; Cavan, Monaghan, Dundalk, Castleblaney, Ardee, Navan Virginia, Dunshaughlin, Swords and Drogheda.


Traditionally the Ambulance Service has been responsible for providing ambulance and transport services to acute hospitals, and other medical care facilities. NAS has introduced and increased an Intermediate Care Service (ICV) in order to provide transport for patients’ between hospitals and other medical facilities in order to reduce its reliance on an emergency ambulance to ensure emergency ambulances are available to respond to emergency situations when they arise.


The NAS has implemented an Advanced Priority Medical Dispatch System (AMPDS) in all of its Command and Control Centers across the country which utilizes internationally recognized protocols and standards to ensure that life threatening situations receive an immediate and appropriate response which means less acute situations will be prioritised accordingly.


In this regard NAS constantly provides emergency pre-hospital care with regard to achieving the standards as per the HIQA Response Times and Quality Standards (2012), and not only meet the target times (a vehicle with patient carrying capacity within 18 minutes 59 seconds on scene 80% of the time), but constantly endeavour to achieve this 100% of the time.

Willie Merriman,

Area Operations Manager,

HSE North Leinster.

Tel: (01) 6211420

Email: pamela.duffy1@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Maguire4

Question:

Can the Forum be updated on the Primary Care Centre for Balbriggan?”

Cllr. Grainne Maguire

Response:

The Proposed Balbriggan Primary Care Centre is being delivered via the HSE Operational Lease Mechanism.


This entails the provision by a third party of a building which the HSE lease for the purpose of the provision of the Primary Care Centre.


A Preferred Provider has been selected with whom the HSE have signed an Agreement for Lease and the Preferred Provider has obtained a Final Grant of Planning Permission for the proposed Centre.


The HSE are awaiting confirmation from the Preferred Provider on a number of outstanding items, including confirmation of the projected start date on site. The HSE are not in a position to confirm a definite start date until receipt of confirmation of same from the preferred provider but we would expect that Q3 2014 would be a reasonable estimation.

Peter Smyth,

Assistant National Director – Estates,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 046 9280413

E-mail: peter.smyth@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Maguire5

Question:

Can the Forum be advised on the procedure for someone with a mental problem

and where they go for help, especially for out-of-hours service?”

Cllr. Grainne Maguire

Response:

A GP is the first point of contact the service user should seek help from. The GP will assess the problem and may either provide medication and/or monitoring. The majority of mental health treatments will not need the intervention of a mental health team or specialist. In other cases, the GP may refer the patient to a specialist e.g. psychiatrist, psychologist or counsellor as necessary. Where other professionals are involved in the patient’s care (e.g. psychiatrist, social worker, family members etc.) the GP may liaise with them in order to establish an interagency / multi disciplinary support plan.

Assessment from an in-patient service may be recommended by the GP. Research has shown that this intervention is only required in 10% of cases. Certain service users may have access to specifically targeted mental health services.

In an emergency situation, access to mental health services can be made through the Doc-on-Call service or a Hospital Emergency Department.

Dermot Monaghan,

Area Manager – Louth Meath,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 041 6871521

E-mail: am.lm@hse.ie

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Gallagher6

 

Question:

Can the HSE NE provide clarity on the current operation of Fair Deal and can it say how many people availed of the scheme in Cavan and Monaghan in 2012 and 2013?”

Cllr. Robbie Gallagher

Response:

ISA Cavan & Monaghan process NHSS (Fair Deal) in accordance with the Nursing Homes Support Act 2009. The Nursing Homes Support Scheme is a scheme of financial support for people who need long-term nursing home care. Under the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, you will make a contribution towards the cost of your care and the State will pay the balance. This applies whether the nursing home is public, private or voluntary.

The HSE administers the Fair Deal Scheme within the resources available and in line with the Nursing Home Support Scheme legislation. Applicants cannot avail of State funding for a nursing home place prior to receiving approval of their Fair Deal application.

In order to apply for the scheme you must be ordinarily resident in the State. Ordinarily resident means that you have been living in the State for at least a year or that you intend to live here for at least a year. Applications are made to your local Nursing Home Support Office on the standard application form.

There are three steps to the application process:

Step 1 is an application for a Care Needs Assessment. The Care Needs Assessment identifies whether or not you need long-term nursing home care.

Step 2 is an application for State Support. This will be used to complete the Financial Assessment which determines your contribution to your care and your corresponding level of financial assistance (“State Support”). Steps 1 and 2 must be completed by all applicants (if you were resident in a nursing home before the scheme started please see section 10 of the information booklet).

Step 3 is an optional step which should be completed if you wish to apply for the Nursing Home Loan (this is termed “Ancillary State Support” in the legislation).

The number of people who availed of Fair Deal in Cavan & Monaghan in 2012 is 762 and in 2013 are 816.

Anne Marie Hoey,

Area Manager – Dublin North,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 01 8131867

E-mail: am.nd@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Gallagher7

 

Question:

Can the HSE explain its policies, procedures and current services with regard to scanning for foetal abnormalities and how many pregnancy centres in the North East routinely screen for conditions such as Down Syndrome or heart defects?”

Cllr. Robbie Gallaher

Response:

The appropriate method for screening for foetal abnormalities is by performing a detailed ultrasound scan of the foetal anatomy in all pregnancies between 20 and 22 weeks gestation. This service is not provided routinely in either Cavan Monaghan Hospital Group maternity service or Louth Meath Hospital Group maternity service. A proposal from the HSE North East Women & Children’s Service Directorate to commence such a screening service in partnership with The Rotunda Hospital was, however, approved in 2013. Planning and recruitment efforts for this development are currently underway.

Dr. Alan Finan,

Consultant Paediatrician,

Cavan General Hospital.
Clinical Director, Women & Children’s Services,

HSE North East.

Tel: 049 4376148
Email: alan.finan@hse.ie

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Gallagher8

Question:

Can the HSE explain:-

(a) Why individuals would receive a ‘drugs card’ as well as a full medical card when a medical card entitles the bearer to automatic free drugs in any case? Is there an element of duplication in the issuing of these cards and what is the cost attached to the issuing of a second card?

(b) How many medical cards, drug cards and GP cards have been issued in 2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively?”

Cllr. Robbie Gallagher

Response:

  1. Medical Cards allow people to access Family Doctor or GP services, community health services, dental services, prescription medicine costs, hospital care and a range of other benefits free of charge.

You are entitled to the following services if you have a Medical Card:

  • Doctor Visits – a range of family doctor or GP services from a chosen doctor contracted to the HSE in your local area.

  • Prescription Medicines: The supply of prescribed approved medicines, aids and appliances like wheelchairs, crutches etc. In some circumstances a deposit may be required for aids and appliances which will be refunded on return of the aid or appliance. A €2.50 charge applies to all prescription medicines dispensed to medical card patients.

  • Certain Dental, Ophthalmic (Eye), and Aural (Ear) health services.

  • Hospital Care – all in-patient services in public wards in public hospitals, including public consultant services.

  • Hospital Visits – All out-patient services in public hospitals, including public consultant services.

  • Medical & Midwifery Care for Mothers, including health care related to pregnancy and the care of the child for six weeks after birth.

  • Some personal and social care services, for example, public health nursing, social work services and other community care services based on client need.

Under the Drugs Payment Scheme, an individual or family in Ireland only has to pay €144 each month for approved prescribed drugs, medicines and certain appliances for use by that person or his or her family in that month. The amount is determined from time to time by the Minister for Health and Children. If you have a GP Visit Card or do not have a Medical Card you should apply for a Drugs Payment Scheme Card.

This scheme is aimed at those who don’t have a Medical Card and normally have to pay the full cost of their medication. It also applies to those who have a GP Visit Card. Anyone ordinarily resident in Ireland can apply to join the scheme, regardless of family, financial circumstances or nationality. Being ordinarily resident in Ireland means that you have been living here for a minimum of one year or that you intend to live here for a minimum of one year.


The definition of a family for this Scheme, is an adult, their spouse, and any children under 18 years. Dependents over 18 years and under 23 years who are in full time education may also be included. Everyone ordinarily resident in Ireland without a Medical Card should have a Drugs Payment Scheme Card.

(b)

2011

LHO AREA

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON MEDICAL CARDS as at 31st December 2011

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON GP VISIT CARDS as at 31st December 2011

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON DRUGS CARDS as at 31st December 2011

DUBLIN NORTH EAST

NORTH WEST DUBLIN

65,808

4,995

56,524

DUBLIN NORTH CENTRAL

41,680

2,513

31,185

NORTH DUBLIN

74,420

4,283

88,785

CAVAN/MONAGHAN

55,918

4,399

35,700

LOUTH

57,918

3,893

36,160

MEATH

62,094

4,976

59,745

TOTAL

357,838

25,059

308,099

2012

LHO AREA

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON MEDICAL CARDS as at 31st December 2012

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON GP VISIT CARDS as at 31st December 2012

DUBLIN NORTH EAST

NORTH WEST DUBLIN

71,454

4,741

DUBLIN NORTH CENTRAL

49,986

3,346

NORTH DUBLIN

81,529

5,087

CAVAN/MONAGHAN

59,480

4,240

LOUTH

60,845

3,548

MEATH

67,450

4,781

TOTAL

390,744

25,743

2013

LHO AREA

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON MEDICAL CARDS as at 31st October 2013

NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS ON GP VISIT CARDS as at 31st October 2013

DUBLIN NORTH EAST

NORTH WEST DUBLIN

70,290

3,719

DUBLIN NORTH CENTRAL

54,058

3,456

NORTH DUBLIN

81,572

5,213

CAVAN/MONAGHAN

60,124

4,169

LOUTH

62,123

3,509

MEATH

68,688

4,755

TOTAL

396,855

24,821

The number of Drugs Card holders for 2012 and 2013 for Dublin North East is currently being collated and will be forwarded to members as soon as possible.

 

 

Patrick Burke,

Director,

Primary Care Reimbursement Service,

Health Service Executive.

Tel: 01 8647100

E-mail: pburke.office@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01McKenna9

 

Question:

What is the position from the HSE perspective in relation to the widely reported practice of GPs charging medical card holders for blood tests?”

Cllr. Brian McKenna

Response:

Where the practice based phlebotomy service forms part of the investigation and necessary treatment of a patient’s symptoms or conditions by the patient’s GP, the service should be provided free of charge where the patient is a medical card or GP visit card holder.

Patrick Burke,

Director,

Primary Care Reimbursement Service,

Health Service Executive.

Tel: 01 8647100

E-mail: pburke.office@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01McKenna10

 

Question:

Can the HSE confirm, or at least investigate, the possibility of linking the current ambulance communication GPS to the Sat Nav systems available to overcome the delay on waiting for new post code system which will be opposed by a large body of people?”

Cllr. Brian McKenna

Response:

Now that the NAS is moving to National Digital Radio nationally, it is important to point out that all Tetra Terminals have the ability to provide AVL information on the location of the resources. (AVL: Automated Vehicle Location – this is where all the Ambulance vehicles are fitted with a tracking device and they can be seen in the Control Centre on a map).

This information is provided over an integrated platform which can display the resources on a National Map.

As the NAS use national mapping from Ordanance Survey Ireland which is integrated into the CAD (computer aided dispatch) systems, this allows for the CAD to prompt the nearest available resource to the emergency.

The address details of the call are taken by the call takers which are passed to the Dispatcher, who in turns allocates the call to the nearest resource. The Dispatcher is now able to see the resource travelling towards the emergency incident and can provide further details regarding the incident if necessary including providing address details and possible quicker route to incident. Off the shelf satnavs do not pinpoint every address and do not always give the quickest route.

.

Willie Merriman,

Area Operations Manager,

HSE North Leinster.

Tel: (01) 6211420

Email: pamela.duffy1@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Dennison11

 

Question:

To ask the cost incurred by Beaumont Hospital in outsourcing 84 day cases

to the Bon Secours Hospital in Glasnevin?”

Cllr. Kieran Dennison

Response:

When the HSE informed Beaumont that funding would be made available to outsource activity in order to meet the Primary Targeting List(PTL) targets by year-end, our Director of Finance negotiated with private hospitals on the best prices for this work to be performed. For reasons of commercial sensitivity, it would not be appropriate that the cost of the work assigned to one hospital would be disclosed.

Anne Marie Hoey,

Area Manager – Dublin North,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 01 8131867

E-mail: am.nd@hse.ie

 

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

Fóram Réigiúnach Sláinte – Baile Átha Cliath agus an tOirthuaisceart

27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Dennison12

 

Question:

To ask the number of current and anticipated NCHD service post vacancies in the various facilities in the region and what efforts are being made to fill them?”

Cllr. Kieran Dennison

Response:

The HSE employs over 4,600 non-consultant Hospital Doctors (NCHDs). In January 2014 it is estimated that there will be approximately 120 NCHD posts vacant in Irish hospitals. These posts constitute just 2.6 % of all NCHD posts nationally.

Up to and beyond 14th January 2014 positions will continue to be filled for each grade and specialty as they arise. Recruitment remains ongoing on at this time as part of a fluid process across each hospital, therefore not possible to give a breakdown of active recruitment processes across the system.

Agency staff (locums) cover critical service gaps which may arise for a short period while posts are being recruited and filled on a permanent basis.

Angela Fitzgerald,

RDPI,

HSE Dublin North East.

 

Tel: (01) 8908759

E-mail: rdpi.dne@hse.ie

Regional Health Forum – Dublin and North East

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27th January, 2014

Agenda Item No. 6

Reply to Question

Ref: 27.01Dennison13

 

Question:

To ask when construction is likely to begin on the Corduff Primary Care Centre?”

Cllr. Kieran Dennison

Response:

Funding is provided in the HSE’s 2014 Capital Plan for the construction of the Primary Care Centre in Corduff. Construction works for Corduff Primary Care Centre are scheduled to begin in Q2 2014.  The HSE have recently received planning permission for this centre and are currently in the process of running a competition to engage a Building Contractor for the project.  

Peter Smyth,

Assistant National Director – Estates,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 046 9280413

E-mail: peter.smyth@hse.ie

Des O’Flynn,

Area Manager – Dublin North City,

HSE Dublin North East.

Tel: 01 8467341

E-mail: isam.dnc@hse.ie

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