Move to new premises facilitates additional health services in Moycullen

A move to a new premises has resulted in additional health services now being available in Moycullen.

That’s the good news from the HSE West which has transferred its local primary care services from Moycullen Health Centre on Ballyquirke Road to a new premises at Cearnóg Nua (beneath the new SuperValu shop ) in the village.

“The aim of the move is to improve the accommodation for health care services within the Moycullen area, to increase the range of services available to patients, and to facilitate health service delivery in an integrated way,” explains a spokesperson for the health authority.

“The new centre comprises a range of reception, waiting areas and offices, four clinical rooms, storage and a meeting room with an up-to-date communications system.”

The facility will provide a greater range of health care services for patients in Moycullen and Barna including full time public health nursing, community welfare and occupational therapy. The centre will also facilitate a range of visiting services such as speech and language therapy and physiotherapy. People travelled to Oughterard or Shantalla to avail of these services previously.

“The new health centre will also provide a base for the proposed Moycullen primary care team which is being developed as part of an ongoing HSE primary care strategy. This will promote better joint working between local GPs and HSE staff and provide health services as close to a person’s home as possible.”

The Moycullen primary care team, which is expected to begin work in 2011, will cover a population of about 7,377 people living in Moycullen/Barna. The team will be made up of GPs, public health nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and home help and will be supported by a range of services which cover the wider Connemara area.

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