Ireland's Primary Care Centre MarketView - Q2 2020
We are fast approaching the 20th anniversary of the rollout of the Primary Care Centre model in Ireland. When this concept was first mooted in 2001, the ambition was to delivery 536 centres throughout the country. However, this has proven overly-ambitious.
To date, CBRE Research shows that just 81 new purpose-built primary care centres have been delivered since 2001, with the vast majority of these having been delivered since 2012.
These primary care centres feature the Health Service Executive (HSE) as the main tenant, while several facilities also accommodate GP practices, pharmacies and accommodation for state institutions such as TUSLA.
In addition, a further 63 non-purpose built ‘primary care centres’ are now in existence. Therefore, only 56% of the primary care centres in the country at this juncture were purpose-built.