Major breakthrough expected on Corduff primary care centre – Varadkar

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has said he is expecting a major breakthrough on the Corduff primary care centre in the near future.


Speaking after the launch of the Government stimulus plan, Minister Varadkar said he is confident that agreement will be reached soon on the long-awaited primary care centre in Corduff.


“I understand that the Department of Health has approved the project, and that it’s now waiting for sign-off from the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. This long-awaited facility would be of huge benefit to Corduff and the wider area,” Minister Varadkar said.


The proposed centre would be a one-stop-shop for health services including GP care and a number of other services. The plan is for a direct-build project by the HSE.


“There has been a long-running campaign to get the facility built and I’m delighted for Corduff, and for the campaigners, that we’re close to a breakthrough,” Minister Varadkar said.


The Headstrong Jigsaw project for youth mental health has already been set up as part of the campaign, and a Primary Care Team for Corduff has been in place for a number of years working out of Hartstown.


The €2 billion Government Stimulus plan announced this week will also see the return of the motorways programme, significant investment in schools and other health facilities, and construction of the new DIT site at Grangegorman.


Date: 18. 7. 2012