The new primary care center in Drumcliffe will be fully operational by the end of this month with GPs moving in next week.
Rumcliffe Primary Care Center has been open for a number of HSE services since July 4. Services benefiting from the building and providing clinics to patients since then are: Physiotherapy – Women’s Health Clinic; Dietetics – Primary Care and Pediatrics Service; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)/Addiction Services; public health nursing/children’s services; occupational therapy; Community medical services.
The HSE will continue to expand the services provided at Drumcliffe Primary Care Center over the coming months.
Drumcliffe Family Practice (GPs) is also moving into the new primary care building and will be there from next Monday September 26th. The new telephone number for the medical office will be 071 9321960.
The total area of downtown Drumcliffe is 5,915 square feet. The rooms in the building include a primary care team office that can accommodate up to four staff members, a children’s development room that can also be used as a reservation room when not in use by nurses in public health and other rooms bookable for use by other HSE departments and a wound treatment room.
In the GP area there are consultation rooms, a nurse’s room and office space for administration and reception.
The building also includes a staff kitchen/tea room and a staff changing room.
The public space includes a parent and baby room, a waiting room and a sub-waiting room with a children’s play area and public toilets.
In addition, a new car park at the back of the building has been set up for staff and service users.
Emma Ball, Managing Director of Primary Care, Community Healthcare Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, Sligo, said: “I am delighted that the long-awaited Primary Care Center in Drumcliffe has opened its doors. This building will be a great asset to the people of North Sligo with the provision of GP services and a wide range of other health services provided by the HSE. The opening of this building further supports the HSE policy of improving community services and providing the infrastructure for multidisciplinary services to be provided close to home.
Dr Tommy Cashell, Drumcliffe Family Practice, said: “We look forward to continuing to provide excellent care to our patients in this new state-of-the-art facility. We would like to congratulate the HSE team on completing this wonderful resource for our community and look forward to working with them to provide an integrated primary care service for our community.