Landy welcomes new primary care centre for Tipperary

28 May 2016

Labour Tipperary Senator Denis Landy has welcomed news that funding has been secured through the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a new Primary Care Centre in Carrick-On-Suir.

Senator Landy said: “I greatly welcome the announcement of funding for a Primary Care Centre in Carrick-On-Suir.  

“Typically, local Primary Care Centres, allow people to access locally a wide range of services including GP, community nursing, dental, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, speech & language therapy, mental health, counselling, home help and nutrition.  It is very welcome that people in Carrick will now have access to an enhanced range of services throughout the week.  

“Enhancing primary care makes sense in every way as it promotes greater health and wellbeing, a preventative approach to healthcare as well as taking pressure off local hospitals, and in particular local emergency departments. 

“Labour has championed the rollout of enhanced GP and Primary Care Centres so that people can get as broad a range of treatment as possible in their local community. In government, we took important first steps in this regard including prioritising free GP care for the youngest and oldest in our society, and completing the construction of 90 primary care centres across the country. 

“I worked relentlessly with former Primary Care Minister Kathleen Lynch on enhancing primary and GP services for Tipperary and I am delighted that local people will now have access to a state-of-the-art new Primary Care Centre.”

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