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Ill man dies after futile trip to doctors' surgery that was shut

By Staff Reporter

Published 21/05/2015

The Limavady man is thought to have suffered a heart attack and went to the the Scroggy Road Health Centre in the town to see an out-of-hours doctor
The Limavady man is thought to have suffered a heart attack and went to the the Scroggy Road Health Centre in the town to see an out-of-hours doctor

A man died after travelling to a health centre only to find it closed and no doctor available.

The Limavady man is thought to have suffered a heart attack and went to the the Scroggy Road Health Centre in the town to see an out-of-hours doctor.

DUP MLA George Robinson said he will be raising the case with the Western Health and Social Care Trust

The man’s son, who asked not to be named to protect the family’s privacy said: “There are a lot of people who don’t know that there is no doctor there any more after a certain time.

“My father went down there to see a doctor and there was nobody there for him. He died later.

“I’m not saying that I know for sure that if there was a doctor there he would have been all right but I want people to know that the GP out-of-hours isn’t open in Limavady any more at night.”

Mr Robinson said: “This is purely due to the fact of simply not being able to get enough doctors.”

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