24 Jan 2022

HSE say NoWDOC service currently very busy

Service is dealing high volume of calls

HSE say NoWDOC service currently very busy

NoWDOC service is currently busy

The public have been advised to expect longer than usual wait times at NoWDOC which they say is currently very busy.

In a statement issued at lunchtime on Monday, the HSE have advised that NoWDOC GP Out of Hours Service "are currently very busy and experiencing a high volume of calls at present which is expected to further increase over the Christmas period."   

"Urgent care calls are prioritised and dealt with first.  We ask for your patience and to expect longer than usual wait times," the statement added.

The NoWDOC Service, which is a partnership between the GP members of Caredoc and the HSE, provides an urgent GP family Doctor service to patients of GP members in Co Donegal and south Leitrim.

The service is designed to provide urgent GP care to patients and is not a substitute for the Emergency Ambulance Service who are the appropriate service to deal with medical emergencies where they arise. 

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