New figures show one in five primary care centres have no GP
Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly has questioned the government’s commitment to primary care after receiving new figures showing one in five primary care centres have no GP.
Teachta Reilly was provided with the information in response to a parliamentary question.
Speaking today she said;
“This shows that the government are not serious about primary care.
“It’s no wonder that waiting lists are rising because there is no alternative to hospital care being provided.
“One in five primary care centres have no GP.
“There is no evidence to suggest that multi disciplinary teams are in place.
“These figures show that the government are not committed to or serious about implementing Slaintecare.
“In the next 20 years, according to the GP representatives, 800 GPs are set to retire - this makes the figures even more worrying.
“There are children waiting up to two years for speech and language and other therapies and these figures show that there is seriously inadequate provision of these therapies across primary care.”