An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, today (Thursday) officially opened the new Corduff Primary Care Centre in Dublin West. €7.6 million has been invested in the new centre, which covers more than 25,000 square feet and includes a physiotherapy gym, and two occupational therapy gyms suitable for children and adolescents.
The new high spec centre will provide a range of primary care services including public health nursing, paediatric occupational therapy, paediatric physiotherapy, child psychology, speech and language therapy, dietetics, social work services, mental health, counselling services and dental services. The GP Practice of Dr Anne O Brien, previously based in Brookhaven Drive in Corduff, is now based in the primary care centre. The Practice comprises of four GPs and a practice nurse.
Speaking at the official opening An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar said:
“High quality primary care services are vitally important in delivering coordinated health care in the community for our citizens. This new centre is at the heart of the community that it serves, and gives Corduff a new focal point, by merging services previously dispersed over five different locations.
“The Corduff Primary Care Centre is the third provided by the Government in Dublin West, after the Blanchardstown Primary Centre and Navan Road Primary Care Centre. These centres are making it easier for the local population of Dublin 15 to access the community health care they need on their doorstep, and should improve health outcomes as a result.
“The new centre will offer a wide range of services to the local community, including GP surgeries, physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy and mental health teams. The Fine Gael-led Government has prioritised the delivery of high quality health care in the community. Construction on this centre began at the end of 2014, when I was Minister for Health, and I am delighted to return to the centre as Taoiseach today to perform the official opening and see it up and running for the benefit of the local community.”