A DONEGAL woman claims she was rushed to hospital after collapsing in her Ballybofey home because she was unable to get a GP appointment. 65-year-old Teresa Gillespie spoke to the Donegal News in a week when the issue of GP shortages was once again raised in Dáil Éireann. She said her family has been registered […]
THE failure to restore a GP clinic in Churchill has been blamed on connectivity issues. For the last 19 months, people of the area have not had regular GP visits, which has severely impacted elderly residents. Prior to this, a GP service was available three days a week. Patients are now being treated in the Ark Medical Centre in Letterkenny. But […]
The GP will take up their appointment early in the new year.
Sinn Féin TD for Donegal, Deputy Pearse Doherty, and the party’s councillor for the Donegal Municipal District, Cllr Noel Jordan, have been informed of the closure of the long-established Dunkineely GP surgery. They have been told that from Monday there is to be no GP service in the area. Instead, people will have to […]
COVID-19 is a highly contagious viral illness, but it is not a very virulent one and we must ‘learn to live’ with this virus. That was the heartfelt message delivered this week by former Government Minister and Letterkenny GP Dr James McDaid, in a lengthy letter to An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin. Dr McDaid said that […]
EVERYONE needs to remain Covid aware, everywhere. That’s the message from Doctor Paul Armstrong, Clinical Lead at the Covid-19 community assessment hub in Letterkenny which has seen an increase in the number of people being referred in recent weeks. After going 23 days without a single Covid-19 case in May/June, Donegal has had twenty-five new […]
“It’s all about trying to shine the spotlight on the virus, finding out where it is and putting a ring of steel around it.”
If you have the flu you can seek advice from your local pharmacy or discuss you illness with your GP.
Almost two years after losing her mum, Anna Cassidy to the severe disease, Lorraine Doherty continues her campaign to raise awareness of the condition
People are being reminded to attend the Emergency Department only in cases of real emergency.