THE total cost of refurbishing the Scariff Health Centre (SHC), which closed recently, is about €300,000, according to the Mid-West HSE.
The HSE has confirmed the SHC will close for between six to eight weeks to accommodate a major refurbishment.
Services will be relocated to Tulla Health Centre, Broadford Health Centre and Scariff Medical Centre for the duration of these works.
Responding to Clare Champion queries, the Mid-West HSE estimated the total cost of the refurbishment to Scariff Health centre is approximately €300,000.
The regional health authority also confirmed the main contractor carrying out this work is James Malone Construction Ltd, Ballybeg, Ennis.
Services will be offered in a number of facilities by public health nurses or clinicians to their clients in Tulla, Scariff and Broadford. Patients have been made aware of the alternative arrangements.
James Malone Construction Ltd was established in 1971 and has continued to be a family run business.
It carries out a wide range of building projects including new home builds, extensions and renovations as well as commercial, industrial and civil engineering work.
Former clients include the HSE, ESB, Clare County Council, Homebond and the Department of Education as well as our many private clients.
According to the company, its commitment to constant up-skilling and training as well as its proactive approach to health and safety ensures projects will be completed in a timely, efficient and safe manner.
Patients have been advised by their public health nurse or clinician about the temporary closure of the centre as well as details of where their service will be offered over the next few weeks. Appointments for services will be issued either in writing or by phone to clients.
Queries for services can be directed to Tulla Health Centre at 065 6835264 or 061 921286.
The HSE apologises for any inconvenience caused as a result of this closure. The HSE looks forward to welcoming back their patients into a newly refurbished Scariff Health Centre as soon as possible.