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To: Health Service Executive

Return out of hours doctor service to Birr

Return out of hours doctor service to Birr

Return Midoc service to Birr, making out of hours doctors available to the population of south and west Offaly.

Why is this important?

People from the West and South Offaly area have to travel 45 minutes to Tullamore for access to a doctor outside of office hours. The MIDOC service offered out of hours doctors in Birr up to last year, when the service was suddenly withdrawn without warning or explanation.

County Offaly, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • My stepfather would have died without this service being in Birr. Phoning someone to drive one to the A&E 45 minutes away is just not acceptable when every minute counts. It's not as though the residents of Birr and surrounding villages/towns have deliberately chosen to live far from emergency medical services, given the amount of people in this town.
  • Birr is a big town an no doctor how dare the take away this vital service
  • The elderly and people with children had peace of mind knowing the service was near. Not everyone has a car and definitely can't afford a taxi into tullamore. This service is badly needed. It was a wonderful service and should never have been removed.

Updates

2019-02-04 21:20:58 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-02-04 14:30:24 +0000

100 signatures reached

2019-02-04 14:01:56 +0000

50 signatures reached

2019-02-04 13:30:24 +0000

25 signatures reached

2019-02-04 12:48:06 +0000

10 signatures reached