Dáil Éireann - Volume 415 - 18 February, 1992

Written Answers. - Swords (Dublin) Health Centre.

107. Mrs. Owen asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that sufficient resources are provided to the Eastern Health Board for 1992 to allow for the establishment of a new health centre in Swords, County Dublin, having regard to the fact that, (a) the site is in the ownership of the Eastern Health Board and (b) the present centre is totally unable to serve the population of over 20,000 people in Swords and its environs.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Connell): The provision of a new health centre in Swords is high on the health board's priority list and is being considered by my Department in the context of the capital requirements in respect of the current year. The health board have however proceeded to improve the existing centre with the provision of a second dental surgery, redecoration and an improvement of the cental heating and toilet facilities.