Plans for new Primary Care Centre in Spiddal

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Plans have been submitted to the county council by Baile Éamoinn Teoranta for a new Primary Care Centre in Spiddal village.

Planning permission is being sought for a two storey primary care centre on the north side of the R336 at the east edge of the village.

The centre would consist of 28 therapy and consultants rooms, along with car parking and other associated site works.

The design statement for the application states that there is no access point directly onto the proposed development.

“However the Spiddal relief road which is provided for in the current Galway County Development Plan is proposed to be located along the site’s north eastern boundary, which connects to the existing Baile Eamonn Road.”

The development would involve upgrades to a portion of the Baile Eamonn Road, and construction of a section of the relief road, including a footpath to make the site easily accessible to pedestrians from the village.

“Published guidance by the HSE has identified the need for a new Primary Care Centre in An Spideal Village and the HSE is seeking proposals that can deliver a new health care facility,” the design statement reads.

“The proposed primary care centre could accommodate general practitioners, x-ray services, physio, dental, district nursing and [a] community health care nurses team for the area, together with speech and language, occupational therapy, ophthalmology and mental health services in a non-acute healthcare setting.”

Galway County Council is due to make a decision on this planning application by January 28 of this year.