Tuesday, October 08, 2019


Almost 55,000 calls were received by the Westdoc out of hours GP service in the first nine months of this year.

Westdoc provides care in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

According to details released at the recent Regional Health Forum West meeting, from January 1st to September 10th 54,711 calls were made.

Of these, 1,793 resulted in a GP travelling to attend the patient, and 624 were referred to the National Ambulance Service.

Nurse advice was given in 9,008 calls and patients were advised to attend the treatment centre in 33,445 calls.

There were also 7,388 calls for doctor advice while 3,077 calls were cancelled or were categorised as clerical.

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