"Major upheaval" for Quigley's
THE HSE has been asked
to prioritise repair works at an Inishowen health
centre damaged by flash flooding last summer.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called on the HSE to
ensure that works on the health centre in Quigley’s
Point are carried out as soon as possible. The
centre was damaged in the freak flood that hit the
peninsula on August 22, 2017.
“The damage caused to
the health centre last summer has resulted in the
cancellation of the satellite GP service, which
serves local residents," he said.
"This is causing a major upheaval for older people
and people who are incapacitated as they find it
incredibly difficult to access GP services. This is
also increasing pressure on GP services in Moville."
The HSE has confirmed that it expects the centre to
be back up and running by April 2018.
"This seems an exceptionally long time to wait for
repair works to be carried out, given that the
flooding occurred in August.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue.
I am calling on the HSE
to expedite the works so that a full service can be
up and running in the next few weeks.
“I will continue to follow this up on the behalf of
the local community with a view to having works here
progressed without delay," added the FF deputy.