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New GP For Westmeath Village Described As A Welcome Relief

The area has been without a doctor for the last two months.

The appointment of a new GP to a Westmeath village is being described as a welcome relief.

Ballymore has been without a doctor for the last two months - after the existing GP retired - and patients have had to travel to Ballymahon instead.

The HSE has now confirmed Dr. Waqas Farooqi will take up a permanent position in the joint Ballymore/Ballymahon practice on November 1st -  and will provide four clinics per week at Ballymore Health Centre.

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Vinny McCormack says having a local service is vital:

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