We are very pleased to have Niamh join us for one year as a GP Registrar. Niamh is a third year GP registrar with the TCD/HSE GP Training Programme. She qualified as a Pharmacist before beginning Medicine. Having qualified from the post graduate medical entry programme at the University of Limerick she worked in Accident and Emergency, Medicine of Old Age, Paediatrics, Psychiatry and General Medicine before beginning her work in General Practice. She is also the mother of a beutiful baby girl Called Caoimhe.
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 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
Local artist and retired Dentis Dr Gerald Fitzgerald was visiting our practice recently and noticed the children’s corner with the nursery rhyme mural featuring the words “Miss Polly had a Dolly who was sick sick sick…..”. He knew he had completed a sketch of a girl and broken doll which he then kindly donated to the practice.
As you can see from the attached photos the beautiful sketch matches the nursery rhyme brilliantly and is now very popular with our young patients visiting the practice.
We would like to extend our gratitude to Gerald for his kind donation and the colourful sketch is now hanging proudly in our children’s corner (see below).
If you have an urgent medical problem outside of normal office hours please call our new out of hours service E Doc on 01-223 4500. This service is staffed by local GPs including Dr Meade and Dr Tighe from this practice. It runs from 6pm every evening until 7am the following morning. The service is only however available to registered patients of our practice and patients of other GPs who participate in this co-operative.
On weekends the service is from 6pm on Friday right through until Monday morning at 7am. Home visits will be carried out where you are too ill to travel to the on call centre.
We are very pleased to welcome Dr Marie Dawson who recently joined our team of GPs. Marie studied Medicine at Cardiff University in Wales and then qualified as a GP from the Ballinsasloe Specialist Training Programme in General Practice. She has a broad range of hospital experience and has a special interest in Women’s Health. As well as routine women’t health including cervical smears and ante natal care she offers long acting contraception device insertion.
The 2018/19 influenza vaccine is now available from Kilmacud Medical Centre. If you are over 65 or suffer from any chronic illness you should consider getting the vaccine. The vaccines is free if you have a medical card.
Another “at risk” group who should have the flu vaccine are pregnant women. Pregnant women are more likely to get complications due to changes in their heart and lung function. They are also more likely to be admitted to hospital and the Intensive Care Unit.
Getting flu in pregnancy may also lead to premature birth, lower birth weight and even stillbirth. There is evidence that the vaccine reduces the rate of stillbirth by over 50%. Infants under the age of 6 months have the highest rate of hospitalisation and death from influenza.
The vaccine itself does not contain any active virus and so contrary to popular myth it is not possible to contract influenza infection from the vaccine.If you are registered with the practice just phone us on 01-2881550 for an appointment to have the vaccine. .
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 […]
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 […]