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The GP revealed she spent Saturday morning vaccinating patients, who were too frail to attend a vaccination clinic, in her own time after her district nurse said she had not been trained to administer the jab. (stock picture)

The GP revealed she spent Saturday morning vaccinating patients, who were too frail to attend a vaccination clinic, in her own time after her district nurse said she had not been trained to administer the jab. (stock picture)

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The GP revealed she spent Saturday morning vaccinating patients, who were too frail to attend a vaccination clinic, in her own time after her district nurse said she had not been trained to administer the jab. (stock picture)

A local GP has launched a blistering attack on the state of the health service here.

The family doctor said the hospital waiting list crisis had become so severe that a growing number of patients she suspects have cancer are only able to get a diagnosis by going to an emergency department.

In one particularly alarming case, she made three 'flag' referrals for a patient throughout the pandemic before their condition deteriorated to the point where they had to be rushed to hospital.


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