Cork GP "deeply concerned" for the capacity of GP practices over Winter with the addition of COVID-19

Dr John Sheehan says he fears for the future of the service if there's an increase in GPs becoming close contacts to a COVID-19 case.


He also says many colleagues are experiencing increased stress levels due to the heavy workload from providing covid and non-covid care.

His comments come over a week after the collapse of the HSE's contact tracing system that left many GPs carrying out contact-tracing of positive cases.

Speaking to RedFM News, Dr John Sheehan says dealing with both pandemic and non-pandemic related concerns will put a strain on an already stretched service

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