Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially opens the Primary Care Centre in Corduff

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar unveiled a commemorative plaque on Thursday to mark the official opening of the new Corduff Primary Care Centre.

The €7.6 million complex spans three floors and boasts well proportioned clinical spaces including a physiotherapy gym, and two occupational therapy gyms suitable for children and adolescents.

Mr Varadkar told the gathering: “High quality primary care services are vitally important in delivering coordinated health care in the community for our citizens.

“This new centre is at the heart of the community that it serves, and gives Corduff a new focal point, by merging services previously dispersed over five different locations.

“The Corduff Primary Care Centre is the third provided by the Government in Dublin West, after the Blanchardstown Primary Centre and Navan Road Primary Care Centre.

“These centres are making it easier for the local population of Dublin 15 to access the community health care they need on their doorstep, and should improve health outcomes as a result.”

The range of primary care services provided from the building include Public Health Nursing, Paediatric Occupational Therapy, Paediatric physiotherapy, child psychology, speech and language therapy, dietetics, social work services, Senior Area medical officer, primary care clinical nurse specialist in mental health, counselling services, dental services, admin and porter services.

There is also a clinical nurse specialist in diabetes and a dietician specifically for diabetes based in Corduff PCC, who provide an integrated care pathway between Connolly Hospital, GP’s and Primary Care for Dublin 15.

The GP practice of Dr Anne O Brien, previously based in Brookhaven Drive in Corduff, is now based in the primary care centre.