THE HSE has said a permanent GP has been recruited for Dunkineely Health Care Centre. The GP will take up their appointment early in the new year.
The surgery had been without a GP since November, with people having to attend Glenties for appointments.
In the interim, Dr Charles McManus is providing cover for GMS patients from the Health Centre in Glenties.
“This is really good news for the area at a time when GP recruitment is proving extremely difficult across the country,” said the HSE spokesperson.
“We are now progressing through the contract process with the new doctor expected to be in place early in the new year. Until we have concluded that process the interim arrangements in place for Dunkineely will continue.
“Please note that if you need to visit the GP you should call 074 9557811 to make an appointment. The HSE is not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”