First primary care centre in Ireland for Octopus Healthcare

This is the award entry for Octopus Healthcare Primary Care Centre , entered by Octopus Healthcare in the Primary Care (New Build) category

At Octopus Healthcare the mission is to create exceptional healthcare facilities you'd choose for your loved ones.

The company delivers better healthcare experiences by investing in GP surgeries, care homes and retirement villages, working closely with the NHS, healthcare professionals, operators and developers to create inspired surroundings that transform local communities.

An example of where this can be shown is the recent completion of its first primary care centre in Ireland.

The new 13m primary care centre was completed in early 2018 covering a total floor space of 5,000sq m.

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 will benefit from a community cafe.

The full primary care services include: public health nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dental services and mental health services.

Located near to the Midland Regional Hospital, access to the new health centre provides 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 five kilometres of the new centre.

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