The East Meath Primary Care Centre is expected to open by next year

Local Fine Gael TD Fergus O’Dowd has welcomed confirmation he’s received from the Health Service Executive (HSE) that the lease agreement for the facility in Bettystown will be signed shortly.

All construction work should then be completed by Quarter 2 of 2022.

Older Persons Services will also be added to what’s available at the care centre, which will include Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Counselling.

It will also offer Occupational Therapy, Public Health Nursing, Physiotherapy Services, Social Work, Podiatry and Diabetes services.