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The new primary care centre in Drumcliffe,County Sligo.

The new primary care centre in Drumcliffe,County Sligo.

The new primary care centre in Drumcliffe,County Sligo.

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The new Drumcliffe Primary Care Centre will be fully operational by the end of this month with GPs moving in next week.

Drumcliffe Primary Care Centre has been open for a number of HSE services since July 4. The services availing of the building and providing clinics to patients since then are as follows: Physiotherapy - Women’s Health Clinic; Dietetics - Primary Care and Paediatric Service; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)/Addiction Services;Public Health Nursing/Child Services; Occupational Therapy; Community Medical Services.

The HSE will continue to expand services delivered in the Drumcliffe Primary Care Centre over the next number of months.

Drumcliffe Family Practice (GPs) are also moving into the new primary care building and will be there from Monday next, 26th September. The new phone number for the GP practice will be 071 9321960.

The total area of Drumcliffe of the centre is 5,915 sq. ft. The rooms in the building include a primary care team office suitable for up to four staff, a child development room that can also be used as a bookable room when not in use by the public health nurses and further bookable rooms for use by other HSE services and a wound management room.

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In the GP area, there are consulting rooms, a practice nurse’s room and office space for admin and reception area.

The building also includes a staff kitchen/tea-room and staff changing area.

The public area has a room for parent and baby, a waiting room and a sub-waiting area with a children play area and public toilets.

In addition, a new car park to the rear of the building has been provided for staff and service users.

Emma Ball, General Manager Primary Care, Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo said: “I am delighted that the long awaited Primary Care Centre for Drumcliffe has opened. This building will be a significant asset for the population of North Sligo with the provision of both GP services and a wide range of other HSE delivered health services. The opening of this building further supports the HSE policy of enhancing community services and providing the infrastructure for multidisciplinary services to be provided close to home.”

Dr Tommy Cashell, Drumcliffe Family Practice said: “We are looking forward to continuing to provide excellent care for our patients in this new state of the art premises. We would like to congratulate the HSE team on completion of this wonderful resource for our community and look forward to working with them in providing an integrated primary care service for our community.’


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