Robert Troy, TD, and Cllr Vinny McCormack at the health centre in Ballymore.

Replacement GP for Ballymore Health Centre

A replacement GP will be at Ballymore Health Centre in the coming weeks, two local Fianna Fáil politicians have confirmed.

The position came available following the resignation of the current GP, Dr Farooqi, at the end of July.

Robert Troy, TD, said: “I am pleased that following consultation with my colleague, the minister for health, a replacement GP has been appointed to the service in a timely manner.

“Ballymore is a growing community and the GP service has been a pivotal part of it for decades. I was aware of the huge concern within the area surrounding the availability of a replacement GP and it was essential that the recruitment process was advanced in a timely manner.”

In a reply to Deputy Troy’s Parliamentary Question, the HSE have confirmed that the number one GP on the recruitment panel has accepted the position and the agreed start date is December 1 this year.

Also welcoming the news was Cllr Vinny McCormack, who said: “confirmation of this appointment is a huge relief for the people of Ballymore and the surrounding area. I want to thank Deputy Troy for repeatedly raising this issue at the top level with Minister Donnelly in recent months and ensuring it was a priority for the HSE.

“With this appointment now confirmed we can now seek to advance investment in the Health Centre facility for Ballymore and ensure that we can deliver a top class GP Service for many years to come.”