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Gildernew expresses concern at the late notice given to Northland's surgery patients

2 April, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew

Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Colm Gildernew reacts after being made aware of the interim changes to the service in the Northlands surgery.

A new contractor is providing a service from the 1st of April 2019 for the Northlands practice. There is some concern at how changes have been communicated to those with appointments or in need.

The changes will see services being provided from the South Tyrone Hospital site. 

Colm Gildernew said:

"I have received word of the changes to the practice and I am concerned at how late these changes has been made. 

The patients of Northlands surgery will be expected to adapt very quickly to the change of location.

"I have concerns that for many this will be an unexpected obstacle, especially since the two sites are quite a bit of a distance away from each other.

"I will do what I can to help spread the message.

“However, questions have to be answered as to why it was announced so late in the day. I will be raising this directly with the Health and Social Care Board."

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