Free GP Care for 31,189 children in Dublin Fingal

05/11/2013

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell, has highlighted how 31,189 children in Dublin Fingal area will benefit from the government’s introduction of free GP care for children aged five years and under.

“Dublin Fingal has the youngest age demographic in the state and this is a significant advance for families with young children. Having two small children, I know all too well the fears parents face daily over the basic medical costs that they may incur”

“Free GP care for U-5’s lays down a solid foundation to realise our ultimate goal of free GP care for all. This progressive step is also about delivering healthcare at the lowest levels of complexity and the lowest levels of cost. Since the budget, I have had many parents visit my constituency office who speak about their relief that this government are listening to the needs of families with young children.

“In these financially challenging times, parents will no longer have to make a choice about whether or not they can afford a trip to the doctor. Both as a parent and a public representative, I am proud to be part of a government that places children at the forefront of its healthcare reforms”.

ENDS