Free GP Care For Children Under Six Welcomed

The publication of legislation for free GP care for children under six years of age marks another important milestone in the rollout of universal healthcare, according to Cork South West TD Michael McCarthy.

He said: "Benefitting over 4,000 children in Cork South West alone, news that free GP care for under sixes is set to come into law is good news. This historic initiative means that local families with very young children no longer have to give a second’s thought about visiting the doctor when their child gets sick.

"The Labour Party has long been campaigning for the principle of universal access to GP care and this is the first step. I commend my colleague, Labour Minister Alex White, for his on-going determination to bring about a real change which will help so many hard-pressed families.

"I would encourage all those in the medical profession to positively engage with Minister White on this, so that families around Ireland can see this service rolled out without delay."


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