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GP Out of Hours services explained for Laois and Midlands – Midoc becomes Meddoc

A solution to the issue that arose around Christmas time in relation to the out of hours GP service in Laois appears to have finally been resolved.

There had been outrage and upset across Laois when it was revealed that MIDOC was to close in 2023.

A deal was struck to keep the service running through January and February – an arrangement which continued after that.

And now, a HSE statement on the matter would appear to see it fully resolved with MIDOC becoming Meddoc.

A HSE spokesperson said: “Laois GP Out of Hours continues with Meddoc.

“Again there is no change in the service provided in the Portlaoise centre from a public perspective.

“The GP Out of Hours service in Offaly, Westmeath and Longford has moved from Meddoc to Caredoc.

“There is no change in the appointment only service provided in centres in Tullamore, Mullingar and Longford from a public perspective.

“The choice of moving to Caredoc and Meddoc has been the choice and decision of local GP’s.

“The Out of Hours service is for those who urgently need to see a GP outside their clinic hours.

“You must make an appointment – there is no drop-in facility.”

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