Grangegorman Primary Care Centre is Officially Opened

Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD along with Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD unveiled a commemorative plaque on Wednesday 19th September 2018 to mark the official opening of the new Grangegorman Primary Care Centre.The Primary Care Centre provides a variety of therapy and clinical spaces, community care and GP services to the Cabra East and Grangegorman communities.   The North Inner City CAMHS team are also co-located on site and covers the catchment area of North Inner City, Drumcondra and Cabra. Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a Consultant Lead, multi-disciplinary service that provides assessment and treatment to young persons with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

Speaking at the launch CEO of the Grangegorman Development Agency, Mr. Ger Casey thanked everyone involved in the project, he said “It takes a huge level of collaboration and commitment to bring about a fantastic new facility such as this. Over the last number of years we have worked together with our colleagues in the HSE and have got huge support from DIT and the local community to ensure we were able to get here today.”

“The opening of the Grangegorman primary Care Centre puts another piece in the jigsaw that is the Grangegorman  re-development and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure this continues in the coming years.”

Minister for Health Simon Harris TD said, ‘It is a pleasure to be in Grangegorman this morning to officially open the Primary Care Centre. Primary Care is at the heart of what we do in the Health Service. Making the shift towards primary care in order to deliver better care close to home in communities across the country is paramount. It remains a key priority for the Government and is one of the key features of Sláintecare.  This new facility will provide a wonderful, modern day service to the local community.’

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, and local TD, Paschal Donohoe, said: ‘I am delighted to be here to mark the official opening of the Grangegorman Primary Care Centre (PCC). The provision of community care at this location, including audiology, ophthalmology, social inclusion and addiction, as well GP services, is having a significant impact on the people of Grangegorman, Cabra and the surrounding area and, importantly, is allowing people to be have their medical needs met closer to home. The Government is committed to continued investment in the development of primary care infrastructure across the country, with further centres either being developed or in planning stages.  To that end new funding for PCCs has been made under Project Ireland 2040, which will provide the critical infrastructure needed to meet our growing demands’.

There are over 95 staff based in the Centre with additional visiting staff also delivering services on site from bookable clinic rooms. The Mountjoy Street Family Practice GP’s, under Dr Austin O’Carroll have also moved into Grangegorman Primary Care Centre along with The National Audiology Hearing Aid Repair Service.

The centre will enhance the provision of existing services previously delivered in older accommodation.The development required the refurbishment of the former laundry building for St. Brendan’s Hospital, which was a protected structure. A new building is linked to the protected structure by a glazed entrance link providing a total gross floor area of approximately 3,700m2.