HSE at Kildonan Road – Not the right decision

HSE Media Response re. Finglas Primary Care Centre

The HSE welcomes the decision of the North West Committee of Dublin City Council to support the proposal to dispose of a plot of land at Mellowes Road in Finglas to the HSE for the development of a Primary Care Centre in Finglas. The HSE awaits the final decision of Dublin City Council on this matter.

Finglas has been identified as a high priority location for the development of a Primary Care Centre.

Following the review of a number of sites in the area the HSE identified the site in the ownership of Dublin City Council on Mellowes Road in Finglas as the preferred site for the construction of the proposed new Primary Care Centre for Finglas. The commercial terms for the disposal have been agreed with the officials of Dublin City Council and approved by the HSE.

It is proposed that this much needed centre will be delivered through the current HSE Capital Plan.

This site was selected as it is centrally located for the Primary Care Teams catchment area which it is intended to serve; it has very good accessibility; it is well served by bus routes; it is a generous greenfield site and will have no impact on current services during the construction period; it provides future expansion capacity; facilitates the establishment of GP services in this area and provides a synergy with the HSE Day Care Centre on Kildonan Road.