Completion of first primary care centre in Ireland for Octopus Healthcare

The community of Mullingar are on the countdown to the official opening of their new €13 million primary care centre after the building reached practical completion this month. The completion of this 5,000m2 building is the first of several new healthcare properties across Ireland for the Octopus Healthcare team, investment adviser to the MedicX Fund.

Developed by Ireland based Feasible Developments and funded by the leading primary care property investor, the MedicX Fund, the new primary care centre will be let to the Health Service Executive, TUSLA (Child & Family Agency), two long established local GP practices and a local pharmacist. In addition to the GP practices, the state of the art building will deliver a wide range of services to the local population and benefit from a community café. The full primary care services will be provided in the primary care centre, these include: Public Health Nursing, Physio Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Dental Services & Mental Health Services.

Located near to the Midland Regional Hospital and due to welcome patients early February, access to the new health centre will provide an enhanced healthcare experience for patients and staff, enabling a joined-up approach to the healthcare provision in an impressive new facility. Rural populations across Ireland have increased in the last 10 years with a marked shift from towns and cities. Mullingar has seen a 6.13% increase in residents since 2006, resulting in over 20,000 potential patients within 5 kilometres of the new centre.

Tim Meggitt, Director at Octopus Healthcare commented:

“This exemplar facility is at the forefront of primary care service provision for Ireland. Both the property and the range of service providers is entirely designed to support the growing needs of the community and the wider healthcare system and we look forward to working with our partners across Ireland and the Health Service Executive over the coming years to deliver more best-in-class healthcare centres”.

Pat Nolan, Director at Feasible Developments commented:

“The finished building looks superb and is our most ambitious to date with regards to the build complexities and nature of the construction works. In partnership with the HSE and GPs, the new building responds perfectly to the core strategy of the HSE to bring centres providing a wide range of services to the community driven by general practice. This is a provision that local people need and we look forward to hearing feedback from patients on their new centre. Over 100 people were involved in the construction and an equal number of healthcare professionals (from the public and private sector) will be based in the centre. This is our sixth primary care centre development and I think we have brought all our previous experience to bear successfully on Mullingar Primary Care Centre”.

Jim Curran, Head of Estates for the HSE commented:

“It is great to see the completion of Mullingar Primary Care Centre, the centre is one of the largest developed to date. I look forward to working with the Octopus Healthcare team during the operation of the primary care centre. Also I welcome the involvement of Octopus Healthcare in other primary care centre developments in Ireland”.

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