Senator Frank Feighan has said that next week’s opening of the new Boyle Primary Care Centre to the public is a welcome addition to health services in North Roscommon.
“A special open day for the local community took place on Monday last for people to view the state-of-the-art facility. Staff also moved into the new health facility this week with a full service to begin next week.
“Boyle Primary Care Centre will provide health services to a population of approximately 9,000 people in the town and surrounding areas.
“As I have said before, the Primary Care Centre is a very positive development for the town and the wider North Roscommon area. It will ensure that the local community has improved access to a greater range of health services on their own doorstep and under the one roof,” he said.
The centre, which is adjacent to the Plunkett Home, will provide modern facilities for a range of primary care services, delivered by a locally based multi-disciplinary Primary Care team.
Senator Feighan added: “The Primary Care team will include public health nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Other services will include speech and language therapy, psychology, counselling services and diabetes podiatry service.
“Ophthalmology clinics, mental health clinics and other visiting services will use bookable rooms in this modern facility while dental services will also transfer from the health centre to upgraded facilities at the new facility.”