Donegal woman’s hospital ordeal fuels GP shortage debate

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 […]

Lack of GP service blamed on connectivity issues in Churchill

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 […]

Blow to Dunkineely as GP surgery to close from Monday

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 […]

Country on verge of a mental health crisis – Dr McDaid

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 […]

Growing number of cases now ‘scattered across county’

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 […]