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Locals rally to help after GP’s surgery destroyed in fire ahead of vaccine arrival

Locals rally to help after GP’s surgery destroyed in fire ahead of vaccine arrival
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Despite a fire causing extensive damage to his Galway GP practice on Tuesday, Dr Martin Daly will this weekend begin to administer the first long-awaited Covid-19 vaccinations to his over-85 patients .

The practice has received “huge support” from the local community of Ballygar, since the blaze, with one businessman offering the use of a nearby nursing home that has been closed for a number of years, Dr Daly told the Irish Times.

Within 24 hours of Tuesday’s fire, Dr Daly and his team were carrying out appointments in a temporary location down the road.

“People have been ringing with messages of support but also offering practical support. We are touched and grateful for it,” he said.

“An awful lot was done in 24 hours. People have been helping us to recover what we can … In fairness we got a lot of help from the Health Service Executive (HSE), so we are very grateful for that,” he added.

The urgency was necessary not only for carrying out regular appointments but because the surgery was expecting its first batch of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday. The donation of a medical fridge has been a “lifesaver” that will enable the doctors to go ahead with administering the vaccine to over-85 patients this Saturday.



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