Plans by the HSE to cut a number of posts in Primary Care services across the West will be raised with the Department of Health today.


A meeting was held yesterday  in Mayo between unions and HSE management, where it emerged that 40 primary care posts were lost last year, with an additional 68 posts being taken out of the system this year.

The Forsa trade union is warning that this will lead to the decimation of primary care services across the West, particularly in Mayo.


Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary, who highlighted these cutbacks in primary care staff ahead of the general election, says he will raise the matter today with the secretary general of the Dept of Health Jim Breslin.


Deputy Calleary told Paula Donnellan it's unacceptable that more posts are being promised in primary care nationally, while jobs are being cut in the Western region.....


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