Lockhart vows to fight for better GP services

Carla Lockhart
Carla Lockhart

Making improvements in GP facilities will be a priority in Lurgan, local DUP Councillor Carla Lockhart has said as she celebrated her recent selection as a party candidate for the Assembly election later this year.

Cllr Lockhart has said that going forward there needs to be investment in GP services within Lurgan and she will be championing this if elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

She said: “Investment in health and well being has long been a priority for the DUP. Recently I had reason to visit the new Banbridge Health Centre which has resulted in a £16million spend in bringing together the local GPs and primary care facilities under one roof along with a day care centre aimed at providing places for 46 adults with learning disabilities and 20 with physical disabilities. “This has inspired me to make the provision of such in Lurgan a priority in the coming years.”

She went on; “With this in mind I intend to meet with the Minister of Health Mr Simon Hamilton to discuss the potential and endeavour to co-ordinate a meeting with the current health care providers in the town and surrounding villages. On the ground I listen daily to complaints from the general public about the waiting times, I hear problems with parking, facilities and the need for improvement so it is my intention to champion a new all encompassing solution to this problem in conjunction with the many well known and loved practitioners within the Lurgan area.”