Monday March 30, 2020

Shortall: care centres could be put in disused buildings

The government is to consider locating primary care centres (PCCs) in former Garda stations and other state-owned premises.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
31st March, 2012

The government is to consider locating primary care centres (PCCs) in former Garda stations and other state-owned premises, the Minister of State with responsibility for primary care has said.

Róisin Shortall said hospital wings and empty state buildings, such as those earmarked for decentralisation, could be used to house badly-needed primary health care facilities. She said she had met the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to examine opportunities that might exist.

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