WAR OF WORDS BREAKS OUT AMONGST DOCTORS OVER FUTURE OF SCALLY PRACTICE

first_imgA war of words has broken out amongst doctors at Donegal’s biggest medical practice over the future of their patents after the practice split. Scally Practice in Letterkenny, which is served by five different GPs, caters for the medical needs of hundreds of patients each week.But the partnership has now been dissolved with the GPs splitting but remaining in the same building. Dr James McDaid and Dr Dara Scally have formed their own partnership while Dr Brian McColgan, Dr Josephine Kieran and Dr John McGeehan forming the other partnership.But Dr James McDaid has now accused his former colleagues of “hunting down” patients by contacting them by phone.He claims that the other doctors have being contacting patients with a view to signing them up for their future medical needs.He claims he has lost more than 60 patients in a number of days while Dr Scally has lost more than 90 patients. However a statement issued by the other three doctors in the practise say they regretted the mater being discussed in public and only ever acted in a professional manner.“In relation to today article in today ‘s Donegal Daily Doctors McGeehan, McColgan and Kiernan would like to make the following statement.“We are embarrassed and saddened that our partners have chosen to air in public their grievances. Furthermore we are horrified that our staff have been dragged into this matter without a shred of evidence of this happening.“What is simply a business break-up, is a matter for the partners and would be best solved around a table and not discussed on the airwaves.“We hope this matter has not caused any upset to our patients . We will continue to provide care for them as always. “This will be our last public comment on this.”Dr McDaid has since contacted Donegal Daily (see comment below) to say that he never made the claim that staff contacted patients but said this was done by his three former partners. We are happy to clarify this.He added that he never wanted the partnership dissolved in the first place and regrets that the matter has come to this.He added that co-founding member the practice, Dr. Maureen Bonar Scally, who set-up the medical practice in 1954 with her late husband Dr Paddy Scally is now “distraught’ at how the practise has been split. The former TD and Government Minister said he now intends to seek a meeting with his former colleagues to ask them to desist from contacting patients directly.WAR OF WORDS BREAKS OUT AMONGST DOCTORS OVER FUTURE OF SCALLY PRACTICE was last modified: September 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalDr James McDaidScally Practicesplitlast_img

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