Buncrana is to finally get its new Primary Care Centre.
Donegal County Council today granted planning permission for the building.
The news has been welcomed by local Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Charlie McConlaogue.
He told Donegal Daily “I welcome confirmation from Donegal County Council today that planning permission has been granted for the Primary Health Care Centre in Buncrana.
“This will be a tremendous addition to the town and will ensure that many of primary health care services are brought together in one building.
“It will also help ensure that health services which people need to avail of on a regular basis are available in the local area and will be of great service into the future for people of Buncrana and West Inishowen.”
This new development at Maginn Avenue will provide state of the art facilities to accommodate a range of primary care services within a single Primary Care facility.
The centre will have over 5,200 sqm of clinical space accommodating a wide range of services including GP Services, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & language Therapy, Audiology and Ophthalmology. Children and Adult Mental Health Services, Early Intervention Services, TUSLA, and Dental Services will also be available.
There will also be capacity to book rooms for other services/professions so that additional services may be accommodated in the future. The facilities will be spread over 3 floors, with underground car parking facilities, it will have pedestrian access from Maginn Avenue and Main St.
Dr Ciara Steele, GP at Buncrana Medical Centre, previously highlighted her support for this development.
“We are delighted to welcome the development of a new Primary Care Centre to Buncrana. We feel the primary Care Centre will facilitate quality healthcare delivery with a team based approach to the town of Buncrana and surrounding area in a modern state of the art facility.
“The primary care centre will bring together a range of services that are currently scattered at a number of different locations. Demand for primary care services continues to grow and we at Buncrana Medical Centre are excited to be part of this development innovating adapting and developing to the health needs of the community. The wide range of services at one location will ensure an inclusive and integrated approach to service delivery.”