The Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has said that the new urgent D-DOC service that launched today is one of the greatest developments in Irish medical services.
Speaking at the launch today, Mr Ahern said that these new out-of-hour doctor facilities would be key to the provision of a comprehensive health system.
D-DOC will serve half a million people living in north Dublin and will open all night during the week and on a 24-hour basis at the weekends.
It is hoped this will free up A&E departments in north Dublin acute hospitals.
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