*A section of the crowd that attended Monday’s community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Joe Buckley Confidence has been expressed by Clare’s Junior Minister that a new GP will be in place in Newmarket-on-Fergus very soon despite locals raising their concerns at the drawn out process of securing a replacement doctor.
Newmarket-on-Fergus will continue to be without a GP until early 2020 at the earliest with concern growing in the parish due to the gradual decline in services and amenities.
Clare TD, Joe Carey has slammed the HSE over an “outdated and cumbersome” system for appointing GPs which has resulted in Newmarket-on-Fergus being left without a family doctor.
Residents in Newmarket-on-Fergus are “very worried” as the village is left in limbo without a GP.
GP services are to return to Newmarket-on-Fergus in September.