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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

Northdoc

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

Free Contraceptive Care to under 25’s

We are delighted to be able to deliver this service to all our eligible patients. Please see the link below for all details of this service

https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/hse-announces-free-prescription-and-emergency-contraception-for-17-to-25-year-old-women-and-people.html

If you are eligible please contact us on 01 8203303 to make your first GP initial consultation. We will need your PPS number when making the appointment. Only contraception issues can be discussed at this visit, any other medical issues will necessitate a separate consultation.

Practice Update September 22

Fee increase

We will have a small increase in some of our fees from 1st November 22.  Full details will be  available on our website in due course.  The main increase will be our GP Consultation fee which will see an increase from 60 euro to 65 euro from 1st November 22.  

New patients

Unfortunately, we are still unable to accept registration of new patients to this practice, patients who may have attended us many years ago and would like to re-register and regrettably to family members of existing patients who would like to move GP’s. This is due to staff shortages. We will continue to review our patient numbers regularly in the hope that this is a temporary measure and will update any change on our website.

We are getting quite a lot of requests from existing patients to see Dr Myra, regrettably Dr Myra’s patient list is full to capacity and cannot take on any more patients, however as a current patient of the practice, you are welcome to see one of our other GP’s.

Appointments

As you know we changed the scheduling format of our appointments earlier this year to try and best meet your needs. On review, this format is working and therefore our appointments will continue this way. To recap, routine appointments will be scheduled for the mornings, and can be booked in advance. Hopefully with the GP of your choice. Afternoon appointments are same day appointments, for issues that need immediate medical care. During these appointments only the issue needing immediate care can be dealt with and we unfortunately cannot guarantee the GP of your choice.  Our phone lines are open from 9am, this is the busiest time for patients ringing looking for appointments, we will always do our best to see as many patients as we can but it is important to note we are limited in how many same day appointments we can facilitate. As our patient we understand the difficulties these delays cause and we thank you for your co-operation.

Please respect the goodwill of all the staff at the Parks, we will continue to always try our best to facilitate as many of you and your requests as is possible.

Mask Wearing

Public Health advise the continuation of mask wearing in healthcare settings in line with evolving national guidance. It will remain the policy of this practice that patients entering this surgery must wear a mask.

Dr Sinéad Kelly-Keating

Dear Patients,

It is with regret that we inform you Dr Sinead Kelly-Keating will be leaving the practice on the Friday 29th July 2022.

Sinead has been a valued member of our medical team for the last 9 years and has looked after many of our patients over those years.  We are fully aware that this will have an impact on you, our patients, and we would like to reassure you that we will do our utmost to look after you after Sinead’s departure.

We would like to wish Sinead all the very best in her future career.

Should you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

Practice update 29/06/22

Mask Wearing – Public Health advise the continuation of mask wearing in healthcare settings in line with evolving national guidance. It will remain the policy of this practice that patients entering this surgery must wear a mask.

2nd Booster Vaccine Clinics – we are currently not running 2nd booster clinics, please visit the HSE website for details on eligibility and vaccination centres

https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccine/get-the-vaccine/booking/

New patients – we are currently unable to accept registration of new patients to this practice/patients who may have attended us many years ago and would like to re-register and regrettably to family members of existing patients who would like to move GP’s. This is due to staff shortages and the current post pandemic situation in our health service. We will continue to review our patient numbers regularly in the hope that this is a temporary measure and will update any change on this website.

We have changed the scheduling format of our appointments to try and best meet your needs. Routine appointments are now scheduled for the mornings, these are booked in advance and are hopefully with the GP of your choice. Afternoon appointments are same day appointment, for issues that need immediate medical care. During these appointments only the issue needing immediate care can be dealt with and we unfortunately cannot guarantee the GP of your choice.

Please respect the goodwill of all the staff at the Parks, we are trying our best to facilitate as many of you and your requests as is possible.

Mask Wearing – Public Health advise the continuation of mask wearing in healthcare settings in line with evolving national guidance. It will remain the policy of this practice that patients entering this surgery must wear a mask.

4th Dose Covid Booster Clinic

We will be running a 4th dose Covid Booster clinic on Wednesday 11th May 2022 (MRNA Moderna Vaccine). 

All patients aged 65 and older are eligible for this vaccine, however they must be either 4 months post 3rd booster or 4 months recovery from the Covid 19 illness. 

If you fall into the above criteria and would like your 4th dose of Covid Booster vaccine, please call us on 01 8203303 to make your appointment. 

We will add on additional clinics should there be suitable demand for this booster vaccine.