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Gum clinics see 157,091 patients in February

24th April 2009

Figures show 157,091 patients were seen at a genitourinary medicine (Gum) clinic during February this year.

The Department of Health has released statistics revealing how many people were offered an appointment within two days of contacting a specialist medical health centre.

In the second month of this year, some 99.7 per cent of patients were able to be treated at a clinic within 48 hours.

The number of people primarily attending a centre was 111,261, which was 5,563 each working day.

An additional 45,830 individuals, who were not visiting a clinic for the first time for a particular problem, were seen during the month, taking the number of daily visits up to 7,855.

It was announced earlier this week that the issue of teenage pregnancies would be one subject investigated by the new National Support Team to try and lower the number of youngsters who die before their first birthday.

The group is due to visit 43 areas with the highest rate of infant mortality and will also help local authorities deal with maternal obesity, child poverty and smoking.

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