A Mayo Senator says she's very concerned at the lack of clarity from a Government Minister over when a new Primary Care Centre will be constructed in Bangor Erris.

Erris-based SF Senator Rose Conway-Walsh raised the matter last week in the Seanad with Minister Jim Daly, and asked for an update on the status of the centre - given that a needs assessment carried out almost 20 years ago established the need for such a facility in the area.

Senator Conway-Walsh says there's already concern locally in relation to retaining GPs who serve large geographical areas of Erris, and she believes the Primary Care Centre should be delivered sooner rather than later.

However, Minister Daly said a Primary Care Centre for Bangor is not in the 2019 or 2020 plans, but a business case is currently being prepared for such a facility.

Senator Conway-Walsh told Midwest News that, in light of the overspend at the National Children's Hospital, she sought specific assurances about the proposed Primary Care Centre for Bangor Erris ...


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