Harty Welcomes Appointment Of Full-Time GP For Newmarket-On-Fergus

Clare’s Independent TD has welcomed confirmation that a new permanent GP has been appointed for Newmarket-on-Fergus.

It had been feared that the town would be left without a family doctor service, with the retirement of the local GP Dr Colm Hackett.

The ongoing crisis in terms of the recruitment and retention of Irish medics continues to be a challenge, with many towns struggling to replace doctors who retire or move on to a fresh challenge, adding pressure on nearby services.


Dr Michael Harty says unless something changes, not every town will be as fortunate as Newmarket has been on this occasion: