Carrigy seeks answers over future of local health centres

Carrigy seeks answers over future of local health centres

The HSE is coming under pressure to clarify its plans on the future of two health centres in north Longford, writes Liam Cosgrove.

Fine Gael Cllr Micheal Carrigy believes both centres are currently being considered as part of a nationwide HSE examination of community health centres.

 “My understanding is that a review is being done at present and my fear is that they (HSE) are looking at centralising some of these services to larger areas,” he told the Leader.

The Fine Gael group leader is expected to discuss the matter at a meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris this evening (Wednesday).

 “I do believe we need to keep these services locally,” he said.

“It's important that people, especially the elderly who rely on centres like these, are allowed to continue to access them.”