Donegal’s NoWDOC GP Out of Hours Service is currently very busy and experiencing a high volume of calls at present.
The HSE has released a statement asking patients for patience when trying to contact the service.
A spokesperson said “Urgent calls are prioritised and are dealt with first. We ask for your patience due to the longer wait times.”
The NoWDOC Service, which is a partnership between the GP members of Caredoc and the HSE, provides an urgent GP family Doctor service to patients of GP members in Co Donegal and south Leitrim.
The service is designed to provide urgent GP care to patients and is not a substitute for the Emergency Ambulance Service who are the appropriate service to deal with medical emergencies where they arise.