Saturday 23 April 2011

Kerry GP centre needs permission

The use of the upper floors of a commercial office block in Killarney as a medical centre where most of the town’s GPs have relocated since Christmas needs planning permission, an Bord Pleanála has ruled.

In conjunction with healthcare company Prime Healthcare, and against opposition from local pharmacists, more than a dozen GP practices have moved into the Reeks Gateway building.

Two new pharmacies have opened there. However, many pharmacists in Killarney, backed by their union, opposed the centralisation of the GPs.

The council had said the medical centre there was “exempted development.”.

Irish Times

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