By Dan Walsh
Public representatives in Gorey are calling on the Heath Service Executive (HSE) to reverse a decision that the popular Saturday Morning Urgent Care Service at The Palms medical practice at The Avenue, Gorey is to cease after 68 years!
It is understood that the HSE have ceased payments for the Urgent Care Saturday morning clinic at The Palms Medical Centre, Gorey and are advising that from next Monday, November 1st, patients should instead attend Caredoc.
This service has been provided on the Avenue, Gorey since 1953.
Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin said; “They have now been forced to cease this service from next Monday. Unfortunately, Caredoc is understaffed and no substitute for this medical service and simply do not adequately cater for local people’s health needs, regularly advising people to just go to Wexford Hospital A&E instead, sometimes for relatively minor issues.”
“We are going backwards in terms of healthcare, including at Primary Care level,” said Cllr Ó Súilleabháin, who added: Johnny Mythen TD and I are calling on the HSE to reverse this crazy decision. We are asking members of public locally to please help pressurise the HSE into reversing this decision.”