FEARS OVER FUTURE OF NOWDOC SERVICE IN LETTERKENNY RAISED AGAIN

first_imgDiscussions have taken place to replace the NowDoc service in Letterkenny with similar services within the company around Donegal.The NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.The local service, based at the Oldtown in Letterkenny, has been operating successfully for a number of years.The service operates an out-of-hours referral or treatment service for people in ned of various strands of medical attention. The service was recently taken over by a private company Caredoc.Donegal Daily now understands that the Letterkenny service could be replaced by doctors located at other Nowdoc facilities based in Derrybeg, Carndonagh and Mountcharles.A meeting between GPs and Caredoc took place in recent days and this is on proposal bing considered to save cash.However sources within the service who contacted us, said it makes no sense. The source confirmed “There has been ongoing discussions as they want to make cuts and get more funding from the HSE. There was a meeting between the GPs and Caredoc through the week where they decided that they are going to cut the doctor from Letterkenny at night and this will then be serviced from Carndonagh, Mountcharles and Derrybeg.“This makes no sense as it’s the busiest centre and also the highest populated catchment area of the service. This should not be allowed to happen, it will put pressure on all other services and also see far greater distances to be covered by the doctors.“The only reason this is being done is money, no thought for patients or care. This is not a new idea as we have heard it on the grapevine before but didnt think it was a serious proposal until now.”  FEARS OVER FUTURE OF NOWDOC SERVICE IN LETTERKENNY RAISED AGAIN was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGPsHSEletterkennyNowDoclast_img read more