The HSE has given a commitment to continue operating all existing service levels at the Dunfanaghey Health Centre.
The written commitment was given by HSE officials following representations made by Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher on the future of the existing health centre.
A massive public meeting was held earlier this year after fears the dispensary was close to close, and locals in the area expressed their anger and frustration with the HSE’s proposed plans for the dispensary.
Deputy Gallagher further welcomed the commitment of the HSE to explore the possibility of providing a new facility by either way of a Public Private Partnership or by way of lease agreement.
“It will be is essential that a new upgraded facility be provided for the Health Centre and that the HSE outline an agreed way forward and location for the health centre without further delay.
“The continuation of existing health services is essential for the people of Dunfanaghey but equally as important is that the HSE provide a state of the art health centre for the Dunfanaghey catchment area,” he said.
Deputy Gallagher said he is committed to maintaining the pressure in order to reach a conclusion on this matter.
He was assured by the HSE that following technical assessments of the site options that a report would be made available by mid-October outlining the future proposals for a new Health Facility in Dunfanaghy.
“It will be very important that we now maintain the momentum and deliver this project,” concluded Pat the Cope.Tags: