Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed confirmation from the HSE that discussions are ongoing to restore the GP service in Knockcroghery from the current one morning a week to four mornings a week.
“A number of years ago, the GP service in Knockcroghery had been reduced to one morning per week at the local community centre.
“A number of residents in Knockcroghery have raised this issue with me. They have pointed out that a more extensive GP service is needed, given the number of elderly people living locally along with the fact that there are two schools and four playschools in the area.
“Following my representations to the HSE, I am glad to say that plans are underway to reinstate the service to four mornings a week.”
It is understood that the HSE is in discussions with a GP who provides a service in Roscommon town.