HSE reduces primary care services in Cavan and Monaghan

Primary Care services locally are to be scaled back as staff are redeployed to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

The HSE this morning announced the changes in the CHO 1 area, which includes Cavan, Monaghan and Leitrim.

It says only critical and vital services will be provided, with others curtailed or cancelled until further notice.

Primary Care services include GPs, Public Health Nurses, Dental, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychology, Dietetics, Podiatry, Opthalmics and Community Pharmacy.

A HSE Spokesperson says service providers will be in touch with regard to cancelled appointments but anyone feeling unwell, who has an appointment scheduled, should contact their service provider.