Health

Soaring building costs stymie new HSE primary care centres

Up to 30 projects are delayed – including a flagship scheme in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, designed to serve 56,000 people

the Royal Hospital in Donnybrook in Dublin, where a flagship primary care centre was due to serve a population of around 56,000 people

The HSE’s plan to build new primary care centres is in crisis, with up to 30 centres on hold due to soaring construction inflation.

The construction of primary care centres is at the heart of the Sláintecare plan to treat more patients in the community instead of in hospital, with 165 built so far.

But the Business Post has learned that up to 30 new primary care centre projects are on hold because developers are ...