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Western Trust to take on GP contract for Medical Practice in Fintona from 1 April 2024


Western Trust take on GP contract for Medical Practice in Fintona

The Department of Health has issued the following communication today. The Western Trust has agreed with the Department of Health to take on the GP contract for the Medical Practice in Fintona from the 1 April 2024.

The Trust has again agreed to this request and note that it is the fourth GP Practice temporary contract which the Trust will now be holding going into the 2024/25 year.

Neil Guckian, Western Trust Chief Executive said, “I would like to highlight the fantastic work led by our Community and Older Peoples Directorate and supported by our Corporate Directorate teams, who have worked tirelessly to stabilise GP services to date in Dromore and Trillick, Racecourse Medical Centre and Brookeborough and Tempo.

This work of our collective Trust team, and their continued collaboration with the SPPG, has ensured a continued service in these GP practices which is vitally important for the local population. I thank everyone involved for their continued efforts to date and going forward as they embark on the same journey for Fintona Medical Centre. I can assure you that the Senior Team will continue to keep the impacts of this work under review in the months ahead.”


28 March 2024

Fintona Medical Centre

The Department of Health can confirm that the Western Health and Social Care Trust has agreed to take on the contract of Fintona Medical Centre.

Under this new temporary arrangement, which will take effect from 1 April 2024, the Trust will work with the Department to secure ongoing GP cover for the practice.

It follows extensive work to identify a new GP contractor to take over the practice, following the resignation of the current GP Partners.

Patients do not need to take any action. Patients of the practice can be assured that its services will continue under the new arrangement. They will receive letters on the situation over the coming days. Patients needing GP services should continue to contact the practice as normal.