Additional winter funding for Sligo North Leitrim Caredoc

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Additional winter funding for Sligo North Leitrim Caredoc

Additional winter funding for Sligo North Leitrim Caredoc

The Out-of-hours docotor service sovering Sligo, North Leitrim and West Cavan will be allocated an extra €250,000 for Winter 2020.

The HSE supports the provision of these out-of-hour GP services in terms of infrastructure, call handling, and recruiting nursing staff. Currently, over 90% of the population has access to an out-of-hours GP services.

The provision of GP out-of-hours  forms an important part of service user needs in the Winter period. Each CHO area has established a Winter Action Team in conjunction with acute hospital colleagues, and each team prioritises the allocation of dedicated additional Winter funding based on local service needs and priorities.

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