Tuesday January 28, 2020

No GP at one in five primary care centres

‘Shocking’ figures show little progress made in planned Sláintecare reform programme

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

10th March, 2019
Louise O'Reilly of Sinn Fein

One in five primary care centres around the country has failed to attract a single GP, making a mockery of the government’s central health reform pledge to develop care in the community.

Some 26 out of 126 operational primary care centres, which are supposed to be a one-stop shop for people’s basic health needs outside of hospital, did not have a GP, according to figures recently provided by the HSE.

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