CONSTRUCTION on a new primary care health centre in Newcastle West commenced this week with up to 100 people currently working on site.
The development is located at Station Road, Newcastle West and the completed building will employ around 100 full-time staff from both the public and private sectors when fully operational.
The building will extend to about 45,000 square feet over three floors with 120 car parking spaces when it is completed in early 2022.
The HSE will occupy the majority of the Centre along with Tusla, a GP clinic, a new pharmacy and a café.
Accommodation will include provision for a general practice clinic, public health nursing, dental, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, ophthalmology, psychology, mental health, speech & language therapy and diagnostics.
During construction up to 100 people will work on site and when fully operational, Newcastle West Primary Care Centre will employ around 100 full time staff from both the public and private sectors.
Local TD and Minister for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan said he was delighted to see that the construction of the primary care centre at Station Road in Newcastle West has started.
“This is a fabulous development for Newcastle West and for the wider County Limerick area. It will enhance the primary health care offering for patients across the county, and will allow for improved diagnostic for people on a much more local basis, and as a result will help the overall health care delivery in Limerick,” Minister O’Donovan enthused.
“Having a centre of this scale in the town of Newcastle West will make the town an even more attractive place for people to live and invest in and I am sure it will be welcomed by everyone across the community. I look forward to the completion of the centre and I wish those who are building the centre well in the time ahead.”