Boot Road Health Care Centre moves to Tallaght

THE Public Health Nursing and Community Health Doctors in Boot Road will transfer temporarily to the new Kilnamanagh Tymon Primary Care Centre in order to build the new Primary Care Centre in Clondalkin, The Echo understands.

In a statemeny issued to The Echo, a HSE spokesperson said: “In order to build the new Primary Care Centre for Clondalkin on the site of the current Health Centre (to allow for demolition and construction), services currently available i.e. Public Health Nursing and Community Health Doctors in Boot Road will transfer temporarily to the new Kilnamanagh Tymon Primary Care Centre, 2nd Floor, Junction House, Airton Road, Tallaght, week beginning 7th January 2019. The planned date for completion of Boot Road Primary Care Centre is mid-2020.

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“The new Primary Care Centre will include the following services: Public Health Nursing, Community Health Doctors, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Social Work, Dietitics and Disability Services. Mental Health Services are also planned for this site.

 “Two Primary Care teams i.e. Clondalkin Village and Clondalkin Monastery will be served by the new Primary Centre, the population for this area as per the last census is 20,468, a growth of 5.5% since 2011. With a growing population in the area the new Centre will be a valuable resource and allow the HSE to deliver the required services.”

However, John Curran, TD, is calling on the HSE to seriously consider alternative location to serve the people of Clondalkin during reconstruction of Boot Road Health Care Centre.

He said: “that it is very disappointing to hear that the HSE intend to move the Boot Road Health Centre in Clondalkin to Kilnamanagh, Tymon Primary Care Centre, Tallaght, from 7th January 2019.”

Deputy Curran was commenting after receiving new information from the HSE in response to his Parliamentary Question on the project;

“The move is in order to allow for demolition and construction of a new primary health care centre at the Boot Road Site, Clondalkin.

“While I strongly welcome the construction of a new Primary Health Care Centre for Clondalkin and this is an issue that I have been campaigning and calling for, for many years now. It is with regret to hear that the centre will be moved as far away as Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, during demolition and construction of the new Boot Road Centre.

“The planned date for completion of the new Boot Road Primary Care Centre is mid-2020, therefore the construction phase could take almost 2 years to complete.

“Therefore to expect local people in Clondalkin to travel to Tallaght for basic primary health care needs for this amount of time seems unfair and a total inconvenience.

“In the HSE’s reply they mention the 76 Bus Route, this bus route is every two hours and includes a further 900 metre walk on arrival at Tallaght, this is totally unacceptable for elderly people, people with disabilities, parents with young children and patients who are very ill.

“I am calling on the HSE to seriously consider an alternative location to serve the people of Clondalkin and patients of the Boot Road Health Care Centre during its re-construction.

“A more local location is what is needed to serve the people of Clondalkin their basic health care needs.”

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