MITCHELSTOWN HEALTH CLINIC TO CREATE 80 JOBS
The Livinghealth Clinic, which began operations in Mitchelstown on Monday last, is employing 40 people initially and this will increase to 80 full and part-time positions once all consultants and additional service providers are in place.
Phase two of the development, planned to begin in 2009, will see Mitchelstown become a health hub, and could lead to the creation of a further 100 jobs. The new jobs will be created in administration, nursing and catering. There will also be a new doctor and a radiologist joining the team, and the new gym will employ a further 3 people.
Boots Pharmacy, which will be located within the clinic, will be hiring six staff members. Welcoming the new medical centre, Deputy Ned O’Keeffe told The Avondhu, “First of all I want to congratulate the pioneers of this new facility here in Mitchelstown. All the facilities, which are being provided here, are long overdue for this area and its people.
" It’s a big change for our senior citizens with all the doctors under one roof. It deserves a good push from the Department of Health. It is our greatest spending department and you know my views on health and the Minister for Health.
“I am concerned that we are spending €15 billion and we cannot afford to be spending such vast amounts on hi-tech equipment like we did in Mallow with the scanner and then letting it sit in boxes. The scanner is six years in the hospital and is only working 14 hours a week. This has to be looked at it’s a bloody disgrace that public money is being wasted.”
Dr. Tom O’Callaghan spokesperson for the Livinghealth Clinic said, “We are delighted to welcome the community to the new facility today. To see the facility at this stage is very satisfying.
"We are looking forward to working with our GP colleagues through the supply of secondary services to the area. This will help to increase the quality of life and access to services for the community of the North Munster region.”.
Thursday 27th November 5:35pm