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Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has again been in contact with the HSE South regarding Youghal Health Centre. The Health Centre, currently located in Youghal town, is due to be relocated to another, more suitable, premises on the outskirts of the town.

“The building where Youghal Health Centre is located at the moment is not very accessible for people. Despite being in the town centre, to reach the centre visitors must climb a flight of stairs. This can be very awkward for people with small children and also some older people whose mobility might be restricted.

“For some time now, it has been planned to relocate the centre in a more convenient location. However, progress in relation to the move has been slow. The new location will bring improvements for both the hardworking staff, and its service users”, commented Deputy Stanton.

“I believe that it has also been proposed that the local South Doc facilities in Youghal could also be relocated to this new Health Centre premises. Cllr Barbara Murray has been steadily lobbying the HSE for this move to take place. I know she has received many complaints from patients seeking a facility with better conditions.

“I have been in contact with the HSE South for some time regarding the relocation of the health centre in the past and have now contacted them again seeking an update on plans for Youghal Health Centre. I am anxious that, if possible, the relocation go ahead without delay.

“Youghal Health Centre provides vital services and supports for the people of Youghal. A better equipped premises is crucial to the continued provision of these services and supports.