Sunday 24 October 2021
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O’Shea Welcomes Approval of Planning Permission for New Primary Care Centre in Kanturk

O’Shea Welcomes Approval of Planning Permission for New Primary Care Centre in Kanturk

North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new primary healthcare care in Kanturk, saying the facility will provide quality healthcare to the town and surrounding areas. Cork County Council granted permission for the development this week, at a site in Bluepool Upper, Kanturk. 

“The development of our Primary Care facilities in Ireland at this time is most important and this development, in conjunction with planned refurbishment at Kanturk Community Hospital, will see that the people of Kanturk will have modern, state of the art facilities to go for quality healthcare,” Cllr. O’Shea said.  

Planning has been granted, subject to 41 conditions, for a part two-storey, part three-storey building to accommodate a primary healthcare centre of 2,246sqm. The development will include medical consulting and treatment rooms, GP rooms, mental health facility, ancillary healthcare professional services suite, storage, laundry/waste disposal area, landscaping works, boundary treatments, 21 car parking spaces and one ambulance drop-off space. 

“Ireland has a steadily aging population and our population is also growing, so the need for more, modern and advanced healthcare centres in towns like Kanturk is increasing. There is also new primary healthcare centre under construction in Newmarket and a new primary care centre recently opened in Charleville so we are moving forward across North Cork in terms of providing quality primary care facilities for our citizens. 

“The new Primary Care Centre in Kanturk is to be situated on site in Bluepool Upper, and with planning now green-lighted, I am looking forward to seeing these plans progressing towards the construction phase. This is more encouraging news for the population ofKanturk and for all across North Cork,” said Cllr. O’Shea.