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 […]

Uncertainty over NOWDoc Red Eye Service

CONCERN was growing yesterday over the future shape of the Out-of-Hours GP Service ‘NOWDoc’. Sinn Féin Donegal South West TD, Deputy Pearse Doherty, said it was ‘concerning’ that ‘Caredoc’, who together with the HSE provide the NOWDoc Service, has indicated that it plans to withdraw from the service’s current arrangement which has been in operation […]