Health Centre going ahead?

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Ian14/01/2009Does anyone know if the new health centre planned for Emmet Road is going ahead? Or has it become another victim of the cuts?

Here's an article on it from the Irish Medical Times last August:

Up to €11 million is to be spent on building a primary care centre in Inchicore in Dublin by the Health Service Executive.The HSE issued a tender for companies to apply to it if they want to build the centre, which will cost between €9 million and €11 million.

The Executive wants the building to be completed within one year and four months of the contract being awarded to the successful company.
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The tender was issued within days of the HSE being granted planning permission by Dublin City Council for the facility at the site of a former school at St Michael’s Estate, Dublin 8. The building that will house the facility will be two storeys high and contain car parking spaces in its basement. There were no third party objections to the proposal. A number of conditions were attached to the decision to grant planning permission.

The HSE must pay the council over €250,000 before building begins because the Council has invested in local authority works that will be utilised by the development. Archaeological requirements must also be met by the HSE.

The plans show that the HSE intends to have rooms for nine GPs, as well as two dental surgeries and miscellaneous services such as: physiotherapy, occupational therapy, practice nurses, public health nursing, community welfare officers, social workers, speech and language therapy, addiction services, a pharmacy and an area medical officer.