Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has confirmed that new GP services will be in place from April for Glenarm and Carnlough.
The service will see a GP available four and a half days a week and a full time treatment room nurse at a new base in Carnlough. The service will be a branch of the Glens of Antrim Medical Centre, at Cushendall, who will be seeking a permanent base for the service.
The Minister said: “I am pleased to be able to outline the new GP services for the people of Carnlough and that residents in Glenarm will continue to be able to access GP services close to them.
“GPs are often at the heart of the rural communities they serve and that is why I am particularly pleased to be able to confirm the continuation and expansion of services in this area.”
Notes to editors:
- The current GP in Glenarm, Dr Benedict Glover, will be retiring in April. Over 1,300 of the over 2,000 patients registered with the practice will be taken on by the expanded service in Carnlough with other patients being registered with neighbouring GP practices. A GP service is currently provided for four hours a week in Carnlough. Letters are currently being issued to patients confirming these new arrangements.
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