Frank O'Rourke TD, Dr Ray Power and P.J. Monaghan at Celbridge Primary Care centre official opening
Kildare North TD Frank O’Rourke officially opened the new Celbridge Primary Care Centre on Friday, April 20,
The €8 million centre has been providing medical and dental healthcare services to the north Kildare area for almost two years.
The development was jointly funded by Ulster Bank and Cantor Fitzgerald and built by MDY, a Kildare based contractor.
The 37,000 sq ft facility, set on 1.22 acres on the Maynooth Road, includes the Centric Health GP Practice, Mangan’s Pharmacy and Riverside Dental.
The development is the latest in a number of projects developed by Clarington Primary Care which is a joint venture between Centric Health and Leading Edge Project Directors. Clarington has already completed Primary Care Projects in Newbridge, and the Navan Road, Dublin 7. It said it is the preferred developer for projects in Swords and Lucan.
Leading Edge Project Directors led the project under the guidance of its CEO, PJ Monaghan and Operations Director, Conor Reilly.
Present at Friday’s official opening were Dr. Maurice Cox and Dr. Ray Power, founders of Centric Health.,
Deputy O’Rourke said: “We pushed really hard to get this centre developed in Celbridge. It is needed due to the growing population of the town. It is not just the Celbridge area that benefits from this facility, but the whole of north Kildare and the surrounding areas that stretch into west Dublin and south Meath.”
Centric Health CEO and co-founder, Dr. Ray Power said it is very much a community service and will benefit local people “providing them with first class primary care services in their community.”
He said they had strong local partners with GP’s Dr. Peter Moran, Dr. Sean and Dr. Sybille O’Brien and, on the dental side, by Dr. Paul O’Boyle of Riverside Dental.
Dr. Power said there here was a need to develop a Primary Care facility in the area due to the large and growing population of Celbridge. “We have delivered a first class healthcare centre that we are all immensely proud of. We will continue to deliver more Primary Care facilities in the coming years to cater for the nationwide demand.”
Centric Health is an Irish-owned healthcare group founded in 2004 by two doctors, Dr. Maurice Cox (CEO) and Dr. Ray Power (Medical Director). The company also owns Global Diagnostics, a Radiology company operating across Ireland and the UK and Locumotion, a medical recruitment business.