The HSE says a new primary care centre for Swords is being progressed as “a priority” and a preferred provider should be in place by spring 2021.
That is according to the HSE which issued an update on the project in response to a query from Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell.
Deputy Farrell welcomed the news and said residents had become sceptical as to whether the project would ever be delivered.
He said: “Swords has seen significant population growth in recent years and continues to grow today, with over 50,000 residents.
“It is vital that the new primary care centre adequately meets the diverse range of needs a community of this size requires.
“We have seen in the Balbriggan Primary Care Centre, that the range of services have not met this need… the particular services to be offered in Swords must match the community’s needs.”
Deputy Farrell added: “The pandemic has underscored the need and importance of having community-based healthcare. This is good news for people in Fingal and I know that many people will be relieved to know that this service will be delivered.”