Vista Primary and Community Care Centre, Co Kildare Ireland
The Vista Primary Care Centre, located in Naas, Co Kildare, was the first facility of it kind in the Republic of Ireland. The Centre was developed in 2007 to deliver primary and community services in the context of a new vision for primary care in Ireland, described in the strategy document Primary Care – a New Direction, published in 2001. The Centre also has an urgent care facility, a pharmacy, a sports injury centre, imaging and pathology diagnostic services, ambulatory procedures, consulting services and secondary care supported by an adjacent public hospital. The Vista Centre is supported by a public private partnership whereby the Health Service Executive entered a long-term lease for capacity within the centre. The centre is 8,000 square metres and cost €35 million to develop.
The Health Partnership’s contribution
The Health Partnership was responsible for:
- the initial feasibility study for the project
- developing the model of care for the centre
- establishing the required capacity
- design brief
- developing the business case
When the client decided to proceed with the project, The Health Partnership was retained to oversee the design team, liaising with the Health Service Executive and other health agencies and clinical personnel, as well as development of governance and management structures for the centre. In advance of the centre opening, the Health Partnership was responsible for the commissioning, equipping and operational readiness of the facility.