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Reilly and Shortall meet to discuss primary care centres

Last week, Minister Reilly had to defend his decision to consider two of his constituency towns for new primary care units.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

MINISTER FOR HEALTH James Reilly and Junior Health Minister Roisín Shorthall met yesterday to discuss primary care centres.

The meeting between Minister Reilly and Minister Shortall was a little over a half an hour long and took place in Leinster House.

It came after Minister Reilly defended his decision to consider some of his constituency towns for new health units.

The method of deciding the prospective venues for primary care centres was one of the concerns raised by junior minister Shortall – who  is responsible for primary care – during a Dáil debate on Reilly’s tenure last week.

The Department of Health said that the two ministers meet on a regular basis, and at last night’s meeting they discussed issues related to primary care and in particular government plans to develop primary care centres nationally.

The Ministers are expected to meet again in the coming days.

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