Local TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has announced that a revamped and expanded health centre in Roselawn has taken a step closer with a formal planning application being lodged this week.
As well as regular GP services, the refurbished and expanded Roselawn Health Centre will offer dental services, public health nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition and diet advice, psychology, a social work service and speech & language therapy.
Capital funding of €1 million has already been set aside for the project and this week a formal application was lodged by the HSE to refurbish and expand the existing building, and to landscape the general area. There will also be improved arrangements for car-parking which will be a relief for local residents.
“This is a positive day for the Roselawn area and Blanchardstown as well. If planning permission is received then work should be able to start by at the end of this year or early in 2016. This shows that the Government is really committed to healthcare in Dublin 15,” Minister Varadkar said.
“The community have been waiting for a refurbished health centre at Roselawn for many years. It plays a central role in the community, and there is a growing demand for services like speech & language and occupational therapy.
“It shows that the Government is committed to developing healthcare and other services in Dublin 15. The Last government of Fianna Fáil, the Greens and independents was only interested in building houses not infrastructure or services.
“Other healthcare investments in the area include the MRI scanner in Connolly Hospital, the Blanchardstown Primary Care Centre, the full opening St Francis Hospice, an upgrade of the Radiology Department in Connolly and the start of work on the Corduff Primary Care Centre after decades of broken promises. We will continue to develop healthcare services in Dublin 15. The next big item will be lodging a planning application for a Children’s Unit at Connolly Hospital, which will include a Children’s Emergency Department and Outpatient suites.”