Co-op optimistic about medical, dental services

Eric McCarthy
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TIGNISH -- Worries about availability of a medical doctor and a dentist at the Tignish Health Co-op Centre have eased, the president of the co-op’s board of directors acknowledged Tuesday following the co-op’s annual meeting.

Tignish Health Co-op is pleased with the service Dr. Declan Fox has been providing since moving his practice to the community.

Dr. Declan Fox relocated his medical practice to the Health Centre in February and has been attracting many patients. He splits his time between his medical practice in Tignish and family life in Ireland.

When Dr. David Crocker retired in March, following a more than 30-year dental practice at the Health Centre, Dr. German Gomez took over the practice and is already looking to expand, board president Harley Perry noted.

Perry expressed satisfaction with the way the practices are turning out.

“The biggest thing everybody was worrying about was the doctor,” Perry commented, “and that’s been alleviated, now, anyway, and we’ve got a good doctor.”

“He has been busy: A very good practice,’ Perry related, “and this place has really seen a lot of people.”

Although Fox will be gone home for July and August, he said the doctor is actively looking for a locum to fill in while he is away. When Fox returns in September, Perry is expecting he will be staying on at least until next spring. 

Organizations: Health Centre

Geographic location: Tignish, Ireland

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