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Welcome to the Practice of Dr Aidan O'Colmain

COVID-19

New practice arrangement are in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Only pre-booked appointments now seen.  Ring  735727 to book one.

Always ring surgery bell on arrival - you will be admitted or asked to wait a few minutes until the previous patient has exited.

Maximum duration of consultation is 15 minutes - this is due to "infectious contact times" as designated by Public Health.  If your consultation is longer, you will be asked to return for a further consultation at another time.

Phone or video consults are available (via WhatsApp).  Ask at reception for the charges for these consultations

Prescriptions can be sent directly to your pharmacy of choice

In surgery, only one patient or a patient+carer or child+parent(s) will be admitted at a time.  Please come just before your scheduled appointment time.  if you are over 5 mins late for your appointment, you may have to reschedule.

Please wear a face covering if you prefer

IMPORTANT:  Please inform staff if you have any of the following symptoms:

   -- fever

   -- cough

   -- breathing difficulties

   -- loss of the sense of taste or smell

these may indicate Covid19 infection, so you will be scheduled a time at the end of the morning or afternoon (last appointment) and the doctor will wear full PPE.

Maintain social distancing of 2m (or follow the current guidelines)

Only one person in the waiting room at any time (or family group)

 

OTHER ITEMS

Pneumococcal vaccine is also recommended for over 65s and those with chronic medical conditions, like heart and lung disease, diabetes, etc.

Diabetes Mellitus   This is a chronic condition that is increasing in prevalence in Ireland and many other countries.  More information can be found on this website under the section "long term conditions".  If you have diabetes you will know how important good diet and exercise are in managing your condition.

Be sure to take a look at the following websites for more information:

www.diabetes.org.uk

www.diabetes.ie

www.indi.ie

www.healthpromotion.ie;    http://www.healthpromotion.ie/publication/fullListing?category=Healthy+Eating&searchHSE= 

http://www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts/GIDiet.pdf 

 www.getirelandactive.ie 

MEDICAL CARD CHECK: to ensure your medical card is valid and in date text 'CHECK' the following number 087-9097867.  You will get a reply very quickly.  DO NOT RELY on the expiry date on the card - your card could still be invalid even if the expiry date on the card is some time in the future.  Remember it is up to each person to ensure their card is vaild and that you complete and return the review forms to the HSE. 

When a person turns 16, they get their own card, separate from the rest of the family. You should get a form from the HSE to make this new appliction; if not, ask at reception. The application can be made several months BEFORE the person turns 16.

New babies can be added to the parents' card once a PPS number is available.  This number can be got once the birth is registered.  Please inform the receptionist of this PPS number and we can add the baby staright away on-line

MEDICAL RECORDS: See the "Practice Policies" [sidebar, no 10] to find out about how your medical records are stored and managed.

 

 
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