Caredoc outlines its Christmas, New Year schedule

Caredoc, the GP out-of-hours service, is warning that it is normally very busy over the Christmas and New Year periods and that waiting times may be longer than normal.

Caredoc covers for participating GPs in the areas of County Sligo, north Leitrim and West Cavan, which are not already served by NoWDOC or Westdoc.

Caredoc is emphasising it is not a substitute for the emergency ambulance service, which deals with medical emergencies.

Dr Karen Joyce, clinical lead for Caredoc, has been telling Ocean FM News details of its schedule over the festive  period.