The Primary Care Centre PPP Project, with a capital value of approximately €115m, was announced as part of the Government’s €2.25bn Infrastructure Stimulus Package in 2012.
IN2 operated as part of a consortium appointed by HSE to design 14 new primary care facilities across Ireland from Ballymote in Sligo to Coolock in Dublin. The centres range in size from approximately 1,500m² to 5,000m². All these services were operational within 18 months of construction commencement. This is in part due to our dedicated team of BIM technicians, who used their Level 2 expertise to model 6 of the 14 sites. Their advanced skills meant that we highlighted any difficulties that would arise in the construction process many months in advance, as well as spot potential time, energy and cost-saving opportunities.
The sites now allow healthcare staff to provide the best patient-centred care inside the most modern and accessible facilities, and the benefits of these sites go beyond primary care with many locals now able to avail of mental health services and early intervention teams within their community.
The Health Service Executive’s primary care centre programme is a significant investment in Ireland’s healthcare infrastructure and provides a key building block for the Government’s health reform plans. With a target to treat 90-95 per cent of medical conditions in a primary care setting, the 14 new centres will provide significant support to the delivery of health care services by the HSE in a local setting.
Each of the Primary Care Centres will include accommodation for primary care centre services and GP services. In addition, a number of centres will include a wider range of community-based services including dental services, physiotherapy services and community mental health services.