The HSE has confirmed that a permanent GP has been appointed for the Lahardane area of north Mayo.
A locum GP is currently providing cover in the area, and following a public campaign by the local community, the permanent position will be filled from 1st February next, while the HSE is to advertise the GP position in the Glenamoy / Bangor area in the coming weeks.
Mayo FG Senator Michelle Mulherin has confirmed to Midwest News this morning that Dr Enda Loftus has been appointed to the GP position in Lahardane.
The Lahardane GP Action Group, which was set up over the Summer to campaign for the appointment of a permanent GP, has welcomed the news from the HSE, and thanked all who supported their action.
The group say they will welcome and support the new appointee into the community.