I had a meeting this week with a group of local GP’s to find out how they can help to alleviate the problems that we are experiencing at our A and E departments. It was explained to me very clearly that the cuts that have been made in the health service especially in recent years mean that doctors are not now able to call out to patients as they did in the past and they have made it clear to me that if the number if GP’s were increased particularly in rural areas that it would ease the pressure on A and E Departments nationwide. I will be calling on the new Government to provide incentives for GP’s to set up in rural areas. Improved primary care facilities around the country would be one of the solutions to people having to endure long waiting times at A and E units and it would also help to reduce the number of people on trolleys too.
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