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Kilkenny facing shortage of rural GP’s as 40% approach retirement age

Real concern is being raised for rural parts of Kilkenny with news that up to 40 percent of GP’s are planning to retire soon.

Statistics in todays Irish Independent highlight a number of counties where rural communities face being left without their family doctor in the near future.

Kilkenny GP Dr Tadhg Crowley says doctors have been flagging this up for a while now.

And he’s warned that it could mean facing a longer wait to see a doctor or having to switch to another practice.