This family practice has come a long way since it was established by Dr Grufferty at 17 Sallybrook, Glanmire in 1984 and moved to Hazelwood in 1992 where it continued to grow with the rapidly expanding population of Glanmire. In 2002 the need to take on more doctors and staff precipitated the move to these modern premises which covers 7,000 square feet of floor space in the Crestfield Shopping Centre.
These premises are specifically adapted to a standard that benefits both the staff working here and also the visiting patients. Phase one of this development was completed in July 2002 and consists of nine consulting rooms on the ground floor. There are currently six family doctors practicing at this centre.
Dr Grufferty is a Trainer with the Cork GP Vocational Training Programme. This is a vital function to educate the trainee GPs. It helps provide for the manpower which will be needed in general practice in the future. Trainees must be assigned to specific trainer practices during their period of vocational training. The practice also has a practice nurse, dentist, chiropodist and HSE services practising at the centre