The HSE have confirmed that the successful candidate for the post of GP in Bangor Erris / Glenamoy must accept the offer by this Friday.

There has been fears in recent months over the future GP services in the area.

The HSE say the post of GP has been offered to the number one candidate on the panel for Bangor Erris and Glenamoy.

This follows numerous efforts by the HSE to recruit a GP for both Bangor Erris and Glenamoy independently, which proved unsuccessful due to a lack of interest in either post.

The initial offer for the Bangor Erris / Glenamoy post was made on Monday February 17th with a further communication from the HSE on Friday February 21st requesting a decision by close of business this coming Friday.

If the successful candidate accepts the post, it is intended that he/she will start immediately.

The HSE say they intend to continue to provide services from existing locations, however say they cannot comment on the contractual arrangements of non HSE staff.

Erris based Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh says she has written back to the HSE that is really important that both clinics are left as they are.

Deputy Conway-Walsh is hoping to get reassurance from the HSE.

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