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Colm Gildernew – 2022 Comments on GP Availability Crisis in Northern Ireland

The comments made by Colm Gildernew, the spokesperson for Sinn Fein on health, on 16 August 2022.

It is concerning to hear how surgeries are struggling to cope in our growing health crisis.

We have news of several GP practices in Belfast applying to close down access to new patients joining them.

Too many patients are not getting the care they need while others struggle to get to see a doctor at all and urgent action is needed to address this.

We need an Executive up and running now to invest an extra £1 billion in the health service to recruit more doctors and nurses, to help people who can’t get access to a GP and are stuck on waiting lists.

The DUP should end its boycott of government now, form an Executive and stop blocking this money being put into our health service.