Official Opening of The Ballyshannon PCC
Wednesday 28th October saw the official opening of the new Ballyshannon Health Campus by Minister Lynch, Minister of State with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities & Older People) and Mental Health. The Ballyshannon Health Campus has been developed on the site of the former St. Catherine’s Convent. It is a modern centre facility for primary care services in the South Donegal area servicing a population of approx 10,000. It also brings together HSE services that were provided from a number of different locations within the town. The Primary Care Centre became operational on 28th September 2015 and the office element of the project (former Convent) has been occupied since then, all services are now operational from the new facility. There is approximately 100 staff, comprising of both Primary Care Centre staff and HSE staff based in the building.
Speaking at the opening Minister Lynch stated “I am delighted to be here today to officially open the new Ballyshannon Health Campus. I am very impressed with how the building has been designed to sympathetically and beautifully marry the old convent building with the new purpose-built health campus. The Primary care centre part of the campus will allow the people of South Donegal and the surrounding environs to have easy access to an increased range of services based in one location. This project is part of the HSE’s National Strategy to develop purpose-built primary care centres delivering primary care services to local communities.”