The decision to move a health facility from Clondalkin to Tallaght has been blasted by a local TD.

John Curran (FF) says it is “very disappointing” to hear the HSE plan to move the Boot Road Health Centre to Tymon Primary Care Centre, from 7th January.

Curran said:

“The move is to allow for demolition and construction of a new primary health care centre at the Boot Road Site.

“While I strongly welcome the construction of a new Primary Health Care Centre for Clondalkin, it is with regret to hear that the centre will be moved as far away as Kilnamanagh, Tallaght, during demolition and construction of the new Boot Road Centre.

“The planned date for completion of the new Primary Care Centre is mid-2020, therefore the construction phase could take almost 2 years to complete.

“To expect people in Clondalkin to travel to Tallaght for basic primary health care needs for this amount of time seems unfair and a total inconvenience.”

“This is unacceptable for elderly people, people with disabilities, parents with young children and patients who are very ill.

“I am calling on the HSE to seriously consider an alternative location during the re-construction.

“A more local location is what is needed to serve the people of Clondalkin their basic health care needs.