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Progress made on three new health centres for Donegal

New centres will be in Dunfanaghy, Burtonport and Donegal town

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Progress is being made on plans for three new health centres in Donegal.

Confirmation came from the HSE that centres for Dunfanaghy and Donegal town are being progressed through public private partnerships while a new health centre for Burtonport has been approved and will be located in a newly refurbished state of the art building at the pier.  

Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher, Leas Cheann Comhairle of the Dáil, has welcomed the progress.

“This is all welcomed news as each of these communities greatly require new facilities for the delivery of health services, from GP facilities to community nursing to speech and language services,” he said.

A new health centre at Dunfanaghy is urgently required and confirmation that a PP contract is to be awarded certainly is welcomed news ,” he said.  

“Donegal town has also been approved for a new health centre through a PPP contract and works will now progress through planning to construction stage.

These centres will provide all the needed facilities that a modern day health centre must have in order to meet the needs and demands of their respective communities.”

The centre in Burtonport is in the final stages as a great deal of work has been carried out on the building, “ he said.

“ The new centre is ideally located and finished to a very high standard which will be of immense benefit to the area.

“It is only right that the HSE invest heavily in these centres , for many it is these health centres which are the first port of call in order to receive healthcare, be that the local GP, Community nurse, language therapy or other vital health care services. I have worked closely with others in order to get these projects progressed to today’s stage.

“Funding for health centres is solid and worthwhile investments in health care and today’s confirmation is good news for Dunfanaghy, Burtonport and Donegal town,” he said.