During the Covid 19 pandemic our services will be severely restricted. We will not be doing any routine work including check ups, cervical smears, repeat contraceptive pill check, drivers medicals etc.
If you or a family member are unwell however, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone. We will then make an assessment whether we can deal with your complaint over the phone, by a web consultation or if you need a face to face visit.
In order to manage the Covid 19 outbreak we have introduced online GP consultations for our patients. These are particularly useful if you are suffering from possible Covid 19 symptoms and we may offer you this option when you phone for advice rather than a phone consultation.
The process is very simple. When you agree to a web consultation with one of the GPs you will be sent a link for the online service to your phone or e-mail. You will then download an app which connects you to the server. At the given appointment time, click on the connect button and one of the GPs from here should appear on your screen.
Make sure you are in a safe and quiet area where you can talk privately about your symptoms. Remember that online GP consultations are limited as we can not examine you but in the current crisis they should help to keep everyone safer.
If you have a non Covid 19 problem and wish to use the online facility, phone the practice for advice and we may be able to facilitate this.
If you have been advised to self isolate, there is a very useful information leaflet available from the HSE website. You can access the leaflet by clicking here
If you have been in contact with a confirmed case of Covid 19 infection or returned from one of the high risk areas AND have suspicious symptoms such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath or breathing difficuties then please call us and let us know. Do not come to our surgery for advice or without an appointment. Phone first and one of the GPs will advise you what to do.
You can protect yourself from the virus by following some simple rules as follows
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty
- practice good respiratory hygiene, that is, when coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
- maintain social distancing, that is, leave at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever
- avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – if you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself
If you are concerned about this outbreak and wish to get more information please visit www.gov.ie/health-covid-19