Local TD and Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has welcomed that planning permission has been granted for a major €1 million upgrade of Roselawn Health Centre.
The Minister said this is very good news for the area after Fingal County Council approved the plan to refurbish the health centre and allow it to offer extra services, including dental services, public health nurses and physiotherapy.
“I am very pleased that the Council has granted planning permission for a major upgrade of the Roselawn Health Centre. The job will go to tender as soon as possible and I hope works can commence before the end of the year,” he said.
“The new expanded and improved health centre will complement the newly-opened Navan Road and Blanchardstown Primary Care Centres and the Corduff Primary Care Centre which is now under construction.”
Capital funding of €1 million has been allocated for the project to upgrade and expand the existing building, and to landscape its surroundings. And the good news for local residents is that extra car parking will also be provided.
The expanded centre will offer dental services, public health nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nutrition and diet advice, psychology, a social work service and speech & language therapy.
Minister Varadkar said this is really positive news for the local community, which has been hoping for an upgrade for many years.
“This is just the latest part of our healthcare investment programme in the area. Recently I announced that the Rotunda Maternity Hospital will be moving to Blanchardstown. We have already provided for a new MRI scanner in Connolly Hospital, secured the full opening of St Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown and Navan Road Primary Care Centres, and upgraded Radiology and Urology Departments in Connolly. Work has also started on Corduff Primary Care Centre. Last month, a planning application was lodged for a satellite centre of the new Children’s Hospital on the Connolly Hospital campus. Subject to planning permission, construction will start in the new year.
“This shows that the Fine Gael/Labour Government is investing in healthcare in Dublin 15. The last government of Fianna Fáil, the Greens and independents was only interested in building houses, but didn’t want to provide the services that communities need.”