Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Mr Brendan Howlin T.D., today welcomed the announcement by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), of the Prime-Balfour Beatty consortium as Preferred Tenderer for the Primary Care Centre PPP Project. The Primary Care Centre project is part of the €1.4 billion PPP stimulus package aimed at delivering critical social and economic infrastructure across the country.

The Minister said “This is very welcome news for the health sector and for the local economies in 14 locations.  It is particularly good news for the communities who will be able to access multi-disciplinary health care locally.”

Note to Editors

Primary Care Centre PPP Project locations

The primary care centres will be constructed at the following 14 locations:

HSE Dublin North-East: Dublin north city – Summerhill, Dublin 1 and Coolock-Darndale, Dublin 5

HSE Dublin Mid-Leinster: Kilcock

HSE South: Wexford town, Waterford city, Dungarvan, Carrick-on-Suir

HSE West: Limerick city (at Lord Edward Street), Tuam, Westport, Claremorris, Ballinrobe, Ballymote and Boyle.

The Department of Health is the sanctioning authority for the PPP project while the HSE is responsible for managing and delivering the centres.  The NDFA acts as financial adviser and procurement agency.

As the NDFA acts as the procurement agency, any queries should be referred to the NTMA press office.