Old Corduff Health Centre should be used for community – Varadkar

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Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has asked the HSE to ensure that the old Corduff Health Centre is made available for use by the local community, after its services have moved into the new Corduff Primary Care Centre.

The Minister has written to the Director General of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, requesting specifically that the old centre be made available for local residents and organisations.

“The existing Corduff Health Centre will be vacated this summer as staff move to the new state-of-the-art Primary Care Centre nearby. This is a huge development for the area which local residents have waited on for decades.

“I would really like to see the old Corduff Health Centre made available for use by the local community. Corduff FC is the main sports club in the area and its members are keen to use the building as their new club house, which I think is a great idea. It would be terrible to see the building being left unused.

“The new Corduff Primary Care Centre is just the latest investment in the local community, which is one of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Dublin. It follows a new sports centre, a refurbishment programme for social housing, and planning permission and funding to rebuild St Patrick’s National School. The National Sports Campus is just next door and there are lots of positive developments in Connolly Hospital. All these investments have made a real difference to the area.”