NoWDOC service in Donegal could be cut completely after midnight

Concerns are being raised that the NOWDOC service in Donegal could be cut completely after midnight.

It follows confirmation that NOWDOC Ltd, which was set up to provide urgent GP care to patients in the out-of-hours periods, and the HSE are 'reviewing service provision arrangements'.

There are also concerns that the four NOWDOC centres covering all of Donegal could be reduced to one centre based in Letterkenny.

That would mean one car to cover all areas of Donegal.

Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty says that if today's reports of cuts to the NOWDOC service are true, then the people of Donegal may take to the streets in protest..

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