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Rural Mayo losing 'basic community services' as Lahardane GP clinic closes

Fri, Sep 29, 2023

Independent election candidate Harry Barrett has hit out at the Government, and at Fianna Fail in particular, for failing to secure a primary care physician for Lahardane ahead of the position becoming vacant on October 1.

According to the HSE, meanwhile, the post was advertised twice this year ahead of the current GP, Dr Enda Loftus, taking up a vacant position in Crossmolina, but no one applied for it.

As a result, residents in Lahardane will see their GP service switched to Deel Medical Centre in Crossmolina from Monday, a moved described by the HSE as the best option available given the lack of interest in the Lahardane vacancy.


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