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McGreals welcome Clinical Audiologist and Rehabilitation specialist Justine Rae to the team

Justine will be based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington and will offer a wide variety of services to the public.

Justine hails from South Africa and has worked extensively in the public and private sector, both there and in the United Kingdom. She is equipped to screen hearing from birth to age 3 and to provide diagnostic assessments from age 3 years old and upwards.

She prides herself in providing a full service and is able to carry out the following:

  • A full diagnostic hearing assessment that includes checking of the outer ear, middle ear and inner ear. Tests also include a full case history and speech testing and will be done in a Sound- proof booth as recommended by the Health Professions council.
  • Monitor middle ear infections in children
  • Assess for Auditory processing disorder
  • Provide hearing aids that range from entry level to advanced in their technology and capabilities for both adults and children. Hearing aids are verified using advanced equipment called Real ear measures so that people are fitted according to their own needs.
  • Rehabilitation following the fitting of hearing aids
  • Hearing screening in schools
  • Provide custom made noise and swim protection
  • As of April, Justine will be able to remove wax (cerumen) via a gentle technique known as micro-suction

Justine will be taking bookings from the 25th February.

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Minister Simon Harris to cut ribbon on 100th Primary Care Centre in Blessington Co Wicklow

Blessington Primary Care Centre

Minister for Health, Simon Harris will formally open Blessington’s state of the art Primary Care Centre on Friday 19th May at 2pm which will mark the 100th Primary Care Centre opened in Ireland to date. The 100th opening will be marked by a public ceremony attended by Minister Simon Harris, various TD’s, local Councillors, professionals involved in the project and the general public.

Blessington Primary Care Centre is a 21,000 sq ft facility located beside the Wicklow County Council building in Blessington, developed with an aim to provide caring, considerate and modern primary medical care to the best standards, encompassing the latest technology to Blessington community and surrounding areas.

This Primary Care Centre will serve the growing population of West Wicklow who up to now had to travel to Kildare, Carlow or Dublin to avail of the services that are now provided at Blessington Primary care centre.

The integrated health care package include services from The Hermitage Consultants Clinic, The HSE, McGreals Pharmacy and Centric Health.


The Hermitage Medical Clinic has opened the first private consultants clinic in County Wicklow at Blessington Primary Care Centre.


The aim of the clinic is to deliver local consultants and follow up care to patients with access to some of the leading consultants from Hermitage Medical Clinic.


Patients will be able to avail of the following services Cardiology, Endoscopy, Gynaecology, Nuerosurgery, Oral & Maxilofacial, Orthopeadic, Rheumatology and Urology patients will be able to avail of this service.


McGreals Pharmacy has opened a customer service focused pharmacy in Blessington Primary Care Centre and look forward to continuing to play a vital and integral role in Blessington community working alongside GPs and other healthcare professionals.


Centric Health has opened a practice within the centre with an aim to provide a wide spectrum of accessible and innovative medical services, many of which would traditionally only have been available through the hospital system.

These services include: Medical GP Appointments, Antenatal Care, Blood Tests, Cervical Smear Tests, Child Vaccinations, Cryotherapy, Dental Services, Family Planning, Flu vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations and an Out of Hours Service.

The HSE have begun moving services into the centre which include General Practitioners, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dental Services, Public Health Nurses, Home Care Service and Wound Management.



The building was developed by Kilian McGreal, a local entrepreneur and Managing Director of McGreals Group. McGreals Group is a healthcare focused community business specialising in Pharmacy, Optical and Audiology services.

Blessington Primary Care Centre is conveniently located on the Blessington ring road in Blessington Co Wicklow offering ease of access and providing a comprehensive range of medical services to both public and private patients.

The centre is open Monday to Friday from 9-6pm with convenient parking on site. New traffic lights linking the centre and the town have been completed providing safe access for the community.


“Most importantly I would like to thank the local community. This project would not be where it is today without their support of McGreals over the last 50 years and their continued support today. This primary care centre really has been built by the community, for the community”
– Kilian McGreal

Blessington Primary Care Centre

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