Fine Gael Dublin South West Senator, Cáit Keane, has today (Tuesday) welcomed the submission this week of a planning application by the HSE to South Dublin County Council for the construction of a primary care centre on lands owned by the Augustinian Religious Order on Taylors Lane, Ballyboden which will serve the people of Knocklyon and Rathfarnham.
“The HSE has had a programme of development of Primary Care facilities nationally for some time and I am delighted to report that the Rathfarnham/Knocklyon Primary Care Centre, which I have been advocating since we were drawing up the Ballyboden Village Development Plan, is now coming to fruition. At that time I proposed that a symbol be included on the map designating an approximate location for a Community/ Primary Care Centre on lands owned by the Augustinian Religious Order on Taylors Lane, Ballyboden. The HSE has now received confirmation of suitable heads of agreement for the purchase of a site on this land from the Augustinian order; the site is now close to deed of transfer to HSE.
“I have been advised by the HSE that it has agreed to a Public/Private Partnership contract to develop this Primary Care facility at this location. It is anticipated that alongside GP services the facility will provide for public health and general nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language, mental health outreach services. Other services that the HSE hope to lead from the site will be dietetics and counselling. The team should also have its own allied social worker.
“I welcome the submission by the HSE of a planning application to South Dublin County Council last week for the construction of a primary care centre of 3,841sq.m. of 1-4 storeys, the construction of new vehicle/bicycle entranceway in Edmondstown Road to replace the existing entrance; a new pedestrian entranceway on Edmondstown Road and two new pedestrian entranceways on Moyville. The project will also include the erection of an extensive new site landscaping works incorporating new boundary treatment, pedestrian and cycle paths and planting and parking for 81 cars, 2 ambulances and 26 bicycles with the site signage to be erected at Edmonstown Road entrance.
“I have been pursuing this issue for the past decade and am delighted it is now definitely going ahead pending granting of the planning application by South Dublin County Council. I received confirmation this week from the HSE that the time-frame for completion of the project is 2016 which is excellent news.”
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This post was written by on December 12, 2013