Update on Kells and Connor Practice

Date published: 13 April 2023

The Department of Health is delighted to confirm that a new GP contractor has agreed to take over Kells and Connor Medical Practice, Ballymena.

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The new contractor is Dalriada Urgent Care which also provides GP Out of Hours services for the Northern Trust area. The Dalriada Urgent Care proposal was made in the last few days and will provide stability for both the patients and staff of the practice.

This means the practice will not now close and its patients will not have to be allocated to other GP practices in the surrounding areas. Patients of the practice can disregard correspondence issued in the past week about the planned closure.

The Department very much regrets the uncertainty experienced in the local community.

A letter advising patients on the new GP contractor will be issued. Patients should continue to contact their GP practice as usual.

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