Relief for locals as GP service is confirmed

Deputy Brendan Griffin outside the GP centre in Milltown

FOLLOWING months of concern, the Health Service Executive has confirmed that a new general practitioner will begin work in Milltown on September 1.

In correspondence sent to Kerry TD Brendan Griffin, who has actively campaigned on the issue, the HSE said that it has supported the Milltown GP service for the last 20 months since the retirement of the previous GP and will continue to fund a locum service until September.

Deputy Griffin said that confirmation of the commencement of the new GP is great news for Milltown and the surrounding areas.

He thanked local stakeholders and staff within the health services for working closely with him on the issue and wished the new GP the best for the time ahead.

Deputy Griffin said that he gave a firm commitment to the people of the locality to do his best to solve the problem when plans to close the Milltown GP service were announced in late 2019 and is now glad to have helped deliver on the issue

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