first_imgWork will begin on a new €2.5M primary health care centre in Dunfanaghy within six to eight weeks after a decision to grant planning permission was given by planners today.The new health centre will be constructed by local building firm Stewart Brothers.Local election candidate Michael McClafferty announced the progress update today and said: “This is wonderful news for Dunfanaghy and the surrounding areas.” “I want to commend Minister Joe McHugh for his work in bringing this to fruition today and I also want to commend the Stewart brothers, the HSE and Donegal County Council officials who have worked so hard to come up with plans for a superb modern building.“The new primary healthcare centre is badly needed. When completed in mid-2020, it will provide a range of health services to people across this part of north Donegal. An ambulance station will be included in the new plans.”Mr McClafferty, who is standing for Fine Gael, explained: “Today’s decision allows a further 28 days for public consultation. There weren’t any objections to the project so far and I don’t believe there will be any over the next month. The people of the town need this centre and want to see it completed on time.“I understand the legal documentation involving the Stewart brothers and the HSE is at an advanced stage and the builders hope to be on site by the end of May. “The provision of health care through primary care centres like the one we are going to get in Dunfanaghy is the future of our health system.”Donegal Minister Joe McHugh added: “The design of the new building is first class. It will be a bright, modern building with loads of natural light, open spaces and clinic space designed for the delivery of modern healthcare.“A range of healthcare services will be provided including dental, Occupational Therapy, speech and language therapy and of course our brilliant public health nurses. I want to thank the HSE Estates team and the Stewart Brothers for their collaboration in producing a brilliant vision for the new primary care centre.”Delight at planning go-ahead for €2.5M Dunfanaghy health centre was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DunfanaghyMichael McClaffertylast_img

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