Statement – Midoc GP Out of Hours Service

There has been no disruption to the urgent out of hours GP services in the Midlands. The only change is that the private company, MIDOC GP CLG which coordinated the rotas and payments for the local GP’s and locum GP’s who worked in the out of hours service for Laois, Offaly, Mullingar and Longford ceased trading on 31st Dec 2022.

HSE Midlands Louth Meath Community Healthcare had been engaging with MIDOC CP CLG for a number of months to help address the financial challenges it faced.

The HSE is disappointed that MIDOC CP CLG made the decision to cease trading, effective midnight 31 December 2022 when we were looking to provide a sustainable model going forward.

However, HSE Midlands Louth Meath CHO would like to reassure service users and patients that arrangements have been put in place between the HSE and local GP’s which will ensure continuity of care. Patients with urgent medical needs will continue to access the service as normal by calling the same number 1800 302 702 and, if required, they will be directed to one of the existing HSE owned treatment centres, which is what has happened since 1st January 2023.

HSE Midlands Louth Meath CHO is currently in the process of seeking an alternative provider with a view to having that provider in place shortly. In the meantime, HSE Midlands Louth Meath CHO is managing the previous role of MIDOC GP CLG. The Out of Hours Service is a HSE service and the interim solution will continue until an alternative provider is in place.

Last updated on: 04 / 01 / 2023