Summary of Outcome Points
from Meeting between our Oireachtais members and HSE Reps
Today, Wed Feb 14th 2018 @ 12:30 pm, a meeting took place between David Walsh and Anne O’Shea from HSE and All our TD’s + one Senator, i.e. Deputy Catherine Byrne T.D., Junior Minister, Dept of Health, Deputy Joan Collins T.D., Deputy Aengus O Snodaigh T.D., Deputy Bríd Smith T.D. & Senator Catherine Ardagh, in relation to the Primary Care Centre on Curlew Road.
David Walsh (HSE) provided background to the project, outlining
- How planning permission was granted by Dublin City Council on 13th June 2014 to provide for a range of community health services at Curlew Road and
- An Bórd Pleanála granted permission in November 2014.
The HSE has identified
- Curlew Road as a location of high need for Primary Care Development and
- The proposed development remains on the HSE Capital Plan but is currently unfunded.
The HSE will now
- Revisit the original plans with a view to having the project considered by the HSE Capital Committee
- With a view to identifying an appropriate funding stream.
- This will allow the project to proceed to the implementation stage.
HSE also identified some issues:
- Commencement of the actual project must begin before Nov 2019 or Planning Permission will run out.
- Where to House (temporarily) The McAuley Centre during the building process
- Where to House (temporarily) the Alzheimer’s Centre during the building process
So the situation may not be as negative as initially stated in the letter from Ann O Shea or as we thought but there is still a lot of work to be done.