Munster welcomes refurbishment of Ballsgrove Primary Care Centre for wider community

Sinn Féin TD for Louth/East Meath Imelda Munster has welcomed the completion of the refurbishment works in Ballsgrove Primary Care Centre.

Deputy Munster said:

“The centre has been completely ungraded following fire damage in December 2016 to a fully modern state of the art Primary Care Centre to meet the needs of the local community.”

“It is understood that the refurbished Primary Care Centre will be staffed by two Primary Care Teams comprising of Public Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, and other supporting healthcare professionals. The Public Health Nursing service based in the Primary Care Centre is expected to continue to provide a wide range of services to the centre’s users including a very valuable Tissue Viability Service.”

“It is my understanding that the HSE intend to have Ballsgrove Primary Care Centre the main hub for the delivery of its Immunisation Programme for South Louth with Senior Area Medical Officers based on site.”

“The restoration of this facility to the local community is very welcome and I wish all involved continued success.”

Munster Condemns Attack in Drogheda

imelda photo orangeSinn Féin Cllr Imelda Munster has condemned an attack in the Ballsgrove area of Drogheda in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Cllr Munster said “there were two devices thrown into a house where children were residing and that is unacceptable. This took place in a terraced row so not only was the family inside the house at risk but also the families nearby. Thankfully no-one was injured in this attack but that is sheer luck rather than design.”

Gardaí are investigating the attack and are treating it as criminal damage and arson.

Councillor Munster has called on anyone who witnessed anything in the area or who may have information on the incident to contact Gardaí in Drogheda on 041 9874200.

Munster Calls For Speed Ramps In Ballsgrove

Munster at BallsgroveSinn Féin Councillor Imelda Munster (pictured here at the stretch of road) is calling on Louth County Council to install traffic calming measures in Ballsgrove. Commenting today, Cllr Munster said “we need speed ramps on the stretch of road behind the shops opposite the green and right down to the top of the Grove Hill. Other roads throughout the estate already have them but for some reason, this busy stretch of the estate has been forgot about.”

Councillor Munster explained how “residents have highlighted this issue for some time now. In particular, cars coming from the bottom of the road and as cars pass the shops and health centre, tend to pick up speed. When cars are parked on one side of the road, drivers often have to swerve in to avoid these cars coming at speed.”

The Government have recently announced new plans for speed control and safety measures within residential areas and Cllr Munster “will be asking that these safety measures be included in the road works programme and for ramps to be placed on this stretch of road as a matter of urgency in the interest of road safety for residents and motorists.”