Decision On New Midlands Primary Care Centre Due Today

The facility in Offaly has met several delays since it was proposed more than a decade ago.

A decision on a new Primary Care Centre in the midlands is due to be made today.

Planning permission is being sought for the new three-storey facility on the Railway Road in Birr.

The new Birr Primary Care Centre was proposed more than a decade ago, and has been long-awaited from the people of Offaly since then.

The project has been met with several delays, stemming mainly from issues with choosing a site, before being sent to the HSE for approval in late 2021.

Laois Offaly TD Carol Nolan says it's badly needed:

The submission to the local authority includes plans for a number of consulting rooms, treatment areas and an 800 metre squared surgery space for general practioners.

BPI Investments is also seeking permission for the provision of a new pharmacy on the site, which includes an additonal two consulting rooms.

A two-storey ambulance base is also included in the planning files.

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