Milltown to be left without a GP service at the end of this year

Cllr for Kerry County Council Michael D O'Shea. (FF) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com
The village of Milltown and its surrounding areas is to be left without a GP at the end of this year.
It’s after the HSE admitted it’s been forced to close the existing practice, following its failure to find a doctor willing to take up the role.
A number of locum doctors have been working at the practice since the village’s GP retired in September.
However, in a letter sent to patients this week, the HSE has decided to close the practice completely, advising people to seek another GP.
Local councillor Michael O’Shea says this is unacceptable in one of the country’s fastest growing villages – and that most patients won’t be able to find another doctor, given that most other GP practices have stopped taking new patients.
He has convened a public meeting at the Nagle Rice Hall in Milltown on Sunday night at 8 o’Clock, to discuss the issue.
He’s also called on Junior Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin, to take immediate action: