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New Guidelines for Patients Regarding Mask Wearing

The HSE HPSC (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) has recently changed the national advice about mask wearing in healthcare settings. In line with this advice, patients who do not have respiratory / Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be required to wear a mask while in the practice or during your consultation with the GP or Practice Nurse.

Any patient who wishes to wear a mask, and feels more comfortable doing so, can wear a mask.

Masks are also optional for healthcare staff, your GP/Nurse may choose to continue to wear a mask.

Any patient with respiratory symptoms MUST wear a mask at all times while in the practice.

 What this means for your appointment:

  • When you are calling to make an appointment we will continue to ask all patients if you have any respiratory symptoms 
  • When you arrive for your appointment, you will be asked again during check-in if you have any respiratory / Covid-19 symptoms to ensure that nothing has changed. If you have no relevant symptoms, you can enter the surgery and no longer need to wear a mask in the Waiting Room or during your consultation. You can still choose to wear a mask if you want to, and the GP or Practice Nurse may continue to wear a mask.

 Patients with respiratory symptoms

  • If you do have respiratory / Covid-19 symptoms when you call to make your appointment, you will be asked to do an antigen test to ensure you are not Covid positive. If your antigen test is negative, you can attend the practice for your appointment. If you have a positive antigen test, please let us know as your appointment will need to be rescheduled. 
  • If you have respiratory symptoms, and a negative antigen test, you will be asked to wear a mask for your appointment and will be asked to wait outside after you check-in until the GP or Practice Nurse calls you. This is to help protect other patients and staff from any potential spread of illness.
  • If you have respiratory symptoms, the GP or Practice Nurse will also wear a mask during your consultation.

As we all get used to this new approach to healthcare, with masks for respiratory symptoms only, we ask that you respect these guidelines and wear a mask when requested to do so.

We look forward to seeing everyone’s face again and hope to see the smiles that have been hidden behind masks for the last number of years!

Easter Opening Hours

The surgery will be closed from 1pm on Friday 7th April and will reopen Tuesday 11th April. Should you need medical assistance outside our opening hours please contact Northdoc on 1850 22 44 77

Wishing all our patients and their families a happy and healthy Easter…

Christmas Hours 2022

Christmas Hours 2022

Mon 19th Dec                     Normal Hours

Tues 20th Dec                     Normal Hours

Wed 21st Dec                      Normal Hours

Thurs 22nd Dec                   Normal Hours                                Non routine/Emergencies ONLY

Fri 23rd Dec                         9am to last app 1.30pm                Non routine/Emergencies ONLY

The Surgery will then close and reopen on Wednesday 28th December for Emergencies ONLY

Wed 28th Dec                     9am to last app 12.30pm               Non routine/Emergencies ONLY

Thurs 29th Dec                   9am to last app 12.30pm               Non routine/Emergencies ONLY

Fri 30th Dec                         9am to last app 12.30pm              Non routine/Emergencies ONLY

Normal surgery hours will re-commence on Tuesday 3rd Jan 2023

For medical assistance outside these hours, please contact our out of hours provider


1850 22 44 77

We would like to wish all our patients and their families a healthy and Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Fee Change from Nov 1st 2022

Please note there will be a small increase in our fees due to rising costs from Nov 1st 2022.

Full details are available in the fees section of this website.

The main change will see our fee for a GP consultation change from 60 euro to 65 euro.

As a practice we always aim to do our best, to deliver the best medical care we can to you and to your family and we thank you for your continued support.

Children Flu Vaccine 2022

Children’s Flu Vaccine – Fluenz Tetra (Nasal vaccine)

A live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). This is given intranasally and recommended for all children aged 2 to 17 years at the time of vaccination. 

We are hoping to schedule our annual children’s flu vaccine clinics. Due to the lack of uptake last year, we have ordered 100 vaccines only.

Please fill out the consent form below, return to the surgery and we will contact you in due course.

Co-Administered programme for Flu & Covid Booster Vaccinations 2022/2023

Our dedicated Vaccination Clinics will be on Wednesday & Thursday afternoons by appt only from the 5th October.

The initial programme is aimed at the following group of patients who are eligible to receive the Flu Vaccine and Covid Vaccine.

In general, these are patients over the age of 65 and immunocompromised patients who are:

  • 4 to 6 months since last vaccine or since a covid infection.  (In exceptional cases this can be three months.)

Where a patient is not eligible for COVID vaccine or where they choose not to avail of the vaccine, they are entitled and eligible for Flu vaccine only.

Please note these criteria may change as the month goes on so keep an eye on this website for updates.

Flu Vaccine

The 2 Flu vaccines available this year are

  • Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine for people with long term conditions and people aged 65 years and older
    • Influvac Tetra, for people with long term conditions and people aged 65 years and older