Senator Thomas Byrne has contacted the National Transport Authority to make sure that the 109 bus will be able to serve Kells Primary Health Care centre.

“The new Health Centre, which is not yet open, is situated a considerable distance outside of the town of Kells, but fortunately is directly on the bus route of the main 109 service” said Senator Byrne.

Senator Byrne fought for the construction of the Primary Health Care Centre in a number of Seanad debates when it appeared that the Government was about to shelve the project.  In correspondence with Senator Byrne, the HSE has confirmed that the following range of services will be provided when it opens; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Public Health Nursing, Psychology Services, GP Services, Palliative Care & Podiatry Services.

Senator Byrne added, “Clearly, if Kells residents were able to use the 109 bus service to safely access the health centre, this would not only make the centre more accessible, particularly for elderly people, but would also chime in with the national objectives of more sustainable transport.

“While, it doesn’t require a great leap of the imagination to assume the 109 might stop at the new health centre, ensuring that access is safe by providing lit and accessible bus shelters will need a funding commitment from Government and I will be seeking that” concluded Senator Byrne.