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No GP service for middle-income people, regional health forum is told

Thu, Mar 30, 2023

HSE West has confirmed that a shortage of GPs in the region is making it difficult for people to receive medical care or get on a patient list with a doctor.

The matter was discussed after a representative from Tuam, Cllr Donagh Killilea, told the HSE West Forum this week that he had constituents who were unable to become registered with a family doctor in the area because no GP was willing or available to take on new patients.

He said that while those entitled to a medical card are also entitled to GP care, “middle-income earners who are above the income threshold to qualify for a medical card are being left without access to GP care and are being forced to use A&E and Westdoc out of hour services in order to receive medical care.”


Galway International Arts Festival and Róisín Dubh announce acts for the Heineken Big Top in July

Pavement and Galway native, Kettama to play the Big Top at this year's Art Festival.

Two brilliant acts, KETTAMA and Pavement, have been announced for the Heineken Big Top in July as part of the Galway Arts Festival. ...

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Steve Earle

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