Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the ongoing progress in the development of a Primary Care Centre in Millstreet.
Cllr. O’Shea said development is a priority for him and he would continue to liaise with the HSE to ensure that the Primary Care Centre in Millstreet is delivered as soon as possible. He also welcomed the continued progress in relation to the planned Primary Care Centre in Kanturk.
Cllr. O’Shea said: “This week I was in contact with the HSE about the progress of the two Primary Care Centres in Millstreet and Kanturk. There are a number of stages involved in the development of a Primary Care Centre, from the inception to opening.
“The process begins with expressions of interest being sought. In the case of Millstreet, in 2019 the HSE issued a notification inviting expressions of interest to build a Primary Care Centre in the Millstreet area. Submissions were received, assessed and suitable submissions have now been shortlisted.
“The HSE has informed me that it is currently communicating with the applicants to confirm they have the required GP support and once this is concluded, the HSE will be engaging with successful applicants and inviting them to submit detailed bids. This process will lead to one preferred bidder being identified to deliver the Millstreet Primary Care Centre.
“In the case of the planned Primary Care Centre in Kanturk, the process is at a more advanced stage. Layouts have been agreed between the HSE and the Developer. The HSE is currently engaging with the Developer regarding some outstanding issues before advancing to the next stage of this process.
“For both Millstreet and Kanturk, these are encouraging updates and demonstrate that progress is happening and it is moving in the right direction. These processes are complex and there are many stages, but I am confident that Primary Care Centres in both Millstreet and Kanturk will be realised in the near future. These Centres will serve as a fantastic resource for the wider North Cork regions,” Cllr. O’Shea said.