Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has said that, following his call for investment in healthcare for Swords, he is pleased with confirmation from the HSE that negotiations are ongoing in relation to delivering a primary care centre for the local community.
“Having called for urgent investment in our healthcare services in Swords to cater for growing local community, and provide local residents with the services they both require and deserve, I am pleased with confirmation from the HSE that efforts to deliver a primary care centre for Swords are ongoing.
“As the local Fine Gael TD in Dublin Fingal, I have also tabled parliamentary questions on the provision of enhanced healthcare facilities for Swords, particularly with regard to primary care.
“Following on from my interventions in this regard, the HSE have stated that they “… are currently in advanced negotiations with a provider selected to deliver a Primary Care Centre in Swords through the HSE’s Operational Lease Mechanism”.
“The provision of a primary care facility in Swords would provide local residents with the necessary health care supports in our community, meaning that they would not have to journey to hospital with health issues which could adequately be treated by primary care.
“With the population growth of Swords in recent years, and the projected growth into the future, health services must be delivered for the community now. Previous governments have failed in providing Swords with the services members of the local community need.
“The HSE must act now to provide Swords with the healthcare infrastructure needed to serve both Swords and its surrounding areas.
“I am pleased with the response I have received from the HSE that the delivery of a primary care centre for Swords in on the cards. I will continue to use my voice as the local Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal to ensure the needs of Swords, and every local community in the North County are heard and acted upon.”