Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (966)

John Curran


966. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the roll-out of primary care centres in mid-western areas of Dublin city since publishing the progress report on the primary care centres; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19809/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to enhancing and expanding capacity in the Primary Care sector so that we can provide services in local communities and allow people to be cared for in their own homes and communities for as long as possible.

As stated in the Progress Report on Primary Care Centres (PCCs), there are now 127 fully operational centres, up from 70 at the end of 2012. Just as importantly, there is a pipeline of PCCs in development, including nine more projects that are expected to become operational in 2019 with a further 11 to follow in 2020.

I understand that PCCs are being progressed for the Midwestern areas of Dublin City such as Clondalkin and Lucan. As the HSE has responsibility for the provision of these facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy to provide him with the latest information on these developments.