A story on the Kerry Today programme on Radio Kerry yesterday highlighted how Rathmore has been left without a GP due to the only doctor retiring, and how 500 medical card patients were transferred to Millstreet Medical Centre at the last minute. Apparently the patients will have to travel to Millstreet until a new medical centre is prepared in Rathmore which will take a good few months.
Kerry Today presenter Jerry O’Sullivan talks to FF Cllr Niall Kelliher about the last minute notice to patients that they now have to travel to Millstreet to see a doctor.
HSE has confirms a GP has been secured for Rathmore – In November, 500 medical card patients were forced to travel to Millstreet for GP services, when the doctor in Rathmore retired. Following a question posed at the Southern Health Forum by … Radio Kerry (6th April 2015)
GP Struggles with Kerry Setup – A GP appointed to provide services in Rathmore, Co Kerry, back in November 2014, will only be able to secure premises in the small town next January … Irish Medical Times (29th Sept 2015)
Rathmore Needs Full GP Service, not a few hours – the Kerryman (30th Sept 2015)