Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock TD, has this week outlined the agenda for Minister Alex White’s upcoming visit to North Cork on Monday, February 4th.
The Primary Care Minister will firstly visit the LivingHealth Clinic in Mitchelstown, where he will be briefed on the services and development of the centre to date, as well as on upcoming projects. Mr White will then travel to meet the staff and tour the facilities at Mallow Primary Care Centre.
Announcing the visit, Minister Sherlock stated, “This is a significant Ministerial visit for the area of North Cork. Both the LivingHealth Clinic and Mallow Primary Care Centre are well established now in terms of delivering GP and ancillary health to their respective communities. They offer advanced diagnostic procedures as well as HSE services”.
Whilst in Mallow representatives from UCC will also meet with Minister White and will avail of the opportunity to demonstrate research and development projects currently being run in conjunction with both Primary Care facilities.
Minister Sherlock outlined that he is keen for Minister White to see first-hand the potential that has been developed at both facilities in the areas of research and development as well as technologically.
“Both centres have amassed their reputations since they officially opened, to the point where valuable rapport has been established between them and the third level institutions in Munster. I firmly believe that these links can be garnered further. I have been and will continue to work with the staff and management at both facilities, through my role as Minister for Research and Innovation, to facilitate this.” Minister Sherlock said.