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Official Opening of Blessington Primary Care Centre with Minister Simon Harris

Deputy Pat Casey TD, Kilian McGreal and Family, Minister Simon Harris and Minister Andrew Doyle

Deputy Pat Casey TD, Kilian McGreal and Family, Minister Simon Harris and Minister Andrew Doyle

Minister Simon Harris with staff

Minister Simon Harris with staff

Minister Harris speaks to the local children

Minister Harris speaks to the local children

Kilian MCGreal MD McGreals Group, Deputy Pat Casey TD, Minister Simon Harris, Minister Andrew Doyle, Paul Reilly MD United Drug

Kilian MCGreal MD McGreals Group, Deputy Pat Casey TD, Minister Simon Harris, Minister Andrew Doyle, Paul Reilly MD United Drug

Deputy Pat Casey TD, Luz Santos McGreals Pharmacy, Dearbhla Brogan McGreals Pharmacy, Minister Simon Harris, Kilian McGreal MD McGreals Group, Minister Andrew Doyle

Deputy Pat Casey TD, Luz Santos McGreals Pharmacy, Dearbhla Brogan McGreals Pharmacy, Minister Simon Harris, Kilian McGreal MD McGreals Group, Minister Andrew Doyle

Paul Keogh (Chairman of Hermitage Medical Clinic), Eamonn Fitzgerald (CEO Hermitage Medical Clinic) and Minister Simon Harris

Paul Keogh (Chairman of Hermitage Medical Clinic), Eamonn Fitzgerald (CEO Hermitage Medical Clinic) and Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris with the staff from Centric Health

Minister Simon Harris with the staff from Centric Health

Maria Harney (Marketing Manager McGreals Group) and Orlagh Deegan (Choice Training & West Wicklow Business Network)

Maria Harney (Marketing Manager McGreals Group) and Orlagh Deegan (Choice Training & West Wicklow Business Network)

Kilian McGreal with his Mother Eileen McGreal, Mother in Law Josephine Horgan and Minister Simon Harris

Kilian McGreal with his Mother Eileen McGreal, Mother in Law Josephine Horgan and Minister Simon Harris

Kilian McGreal

Kilian McGreal

Kilian McGreal and Minister Simon Harris

Kilian McGreal and Minister Simon Harris

Minister Simon Harris with Miriam Doherty & Ann Marie Walsh

Minister Simon Harris with Miriam Doherty & Ann Marie Walsh

Fr Kevin Lyons and Rev Leonard Ruddock

Fr. Kevin Lyons and Rev Leonard Ruddock

 

 

Eamonn Fitzgerald CEO The Hermitage Clinic

Eamonn Fitzgerald CEO The Hermitage Medical Clinic​

 

 

David Walsh Area Manager HSE

David Walsh HSE Area Manager

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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.

 

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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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How to make an Appointment with the HSE at McGreals Primary Care Centre?

Referrals to HSE services are accepted from GPs, hospitals and all members of the Primary Care Team and networks. You can also self refer.

How much do the services cost?
HSE services are free, but you may have to pay for any equipment you require, depending on whether you have a medical card or not. GP services are free with a medical card or GP visit card (other patients must pay a consultation fee).
The HSE team are located in McGreals Primary Care Centre.
The following are the list of services that we offer to the public.
General Practitioners
GPs provide services on behalf of the HSE, to people with Medical Cards, GP Visit Cards and other schemes. Our GPs also provideimmunisation services free to patients on behalf of the HSE, and through theMother and Infant Care Scheme, some visits during pregnancy are also paid for by the HSE. Most people who don’t have a Medical Card or GP Visit Card will pay a fee for a GP visit.
Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a method of treatment to assist people with physical, psychological and social problems. The Occupational Therapist focuses on the effects of temporary or permanent illness or disability, on the person’s everyday living and facilitates the return to be as independent as possible.

Occuaptional therapy provides a number of individual and group treatment sessions to children, adults and older persons. Such sessions include: housing adaptations, upper limb rehabilitation, fatigue management, fall prevention and home based programs.

We accept self–referral and referrals from GPs, PHN and all health professionals.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy, often referred to as physio, uses physical methods, such as massage and manipulation, to promote healing and wellbeing. Physiotherapy treatments are often used to help restore a person’s range of movement after injury or illness.

In Mcgreals Primary Care Centre the physiotherapist may invite you to a pre-treatment assessment screening clinic and/or see you in the physiotherapy department, individually or as part of a group or class. In some instances we may see people in the home situation or another setting. You may also meet us in our role of providing support and advice to families; carers; or other health professionals on the management of many conditions and in the broader community promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for all.

To assess the physiotherapy service you need a referral from your GP or other health professional.
Dental Services
HSE Dental Clinics, who provide services for children of school-going age. This service is accessed through screening appointments in your child’s primary school. Adults (over 16 years of age) who have a valid medical card can access a range of dental services and treatments under the Dental Treatment Service Scheme. For further information visit http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/2/dental/


Public Health Nurses
The public health nurse provides a range services free of charge to people in your community. The Public Health Nursing Serviceincorporates Public Health Nurses, Community Staff Nurses, Public Health Nurse assigned to the School Health Service, Assistant Director Public Health Nursing, Home and Administrative staff. The Public Health Nursing Service provides the following services:

Child Health Clinics

School Follow Up Clinics

Immunisation Clinics

Wound Clinics

Continence Assessment

Family Meetings to facilitate care planning for individual family member.


Home Care Services
Home Care services are provided in order to assist people to remain in their own home and to avoid going in to long-term care. In practice, the Health Service Executive (HSE) either provides the home help service directly or make arrangements with voluntary organisations to provide them.
Assessment for Home Care Services is carried out by the Public Health Nurses.

Wound Management Clinic
The clinic is run by nursing wound specialists.

Our Service

Treatment and management of chronic non healing traumatic wounds
Management of Pressure Ulceration
Management of Leg Ulceration
Management of Diabetic Wounds

Referrals are accepted from the Emergency Department, GPs, public health nurses and local hospitals.

 

Contact

HSE Services at Mcgreals Primary Care Centre Phone 076 695 7800

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