NoWDOC service in north west ‘extremely busy’

NoWDOC GP Out of Hours Service is currently extremely busy and experiencing a high volume of calls at present.

That’s according to the HSE for Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1, which covers  Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan and Monaghan.

The HSE says urgent care calls are prioritised and dealt with as a priority but is asking the public for their patience because of longer than usual wait times.


Change of Number

There is also a change of number for the service.

From today, the 1st January 2022, the NoWDOC Service has changed its number to 0818 400 911.

This is a due to changes being introduced by the COMREG (Commission for Communications Regulation) wherein 1850 numbers are being withdrawn.

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.