17 April 2023

~1 minutes read

Ballygar GP warns capacity won’t cope with plans to extend free GP service

Share story:
Ballygar GP warns capacity won’t cope with plans to extend free GP service

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Ballygar GP, and former IMO President, is warning that capacity may not be able to cope with Government plans to extend the free GP service.

It’s proposed that the free doctor service will be extended to all six and seven-year-olds and to those with a mean household income of €46,000.

However, the Irish Medical Organisation is warning the proposed extension will overwhelm the service and lead to long delays.

Speaking to Galway Talks, Dr Martin Daly, says the plans need to be complemented with extra funding for the services:

Share story:

University of Galway professor wins inaugural award for work in childrens rights

A University of Galway professor has won an inaugural award for his work and achievements in the field of children’s rights. Professor Pat Dolan was...

O' Cuiv questions delays to planned reform of means testing for social welfare payments

Galway West Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv is questioning lengthy delays to planned reforms of how social welfare payments are means tested. Speaking in the D...

Taoiseach hopeful All-Island Rail Review update will be released before Dáil summer recess

Taoiseach Simon Harris says he hopes an update on the All-Island Rail Review will be provided before the Dáil breaks for summer. Local Independent TD Sea...

Works on new community centre in Moycullen could begin early next year

It’s hoped works will begin on a new community centre in Moycullen in January 2025. An update on the planned centre is taking place at Wildlands in ...