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The children's nasal flu vaccine is now available. We will be running a specialist children's flu vaccine clinic on Saturday 31st from 9-1pm. Please contact reception if you wish to book in for this clinic. This clinic is solely for the administration of the vaccine and no other issues will be dealt with on the day. The vaccine and it's administration are available free of charge and is for children aged from 2 years to 12 years. Children need to be accompanied by one adult when attending. Adults need to wear a mask.  If children have a temperature, cough or are feeling unwell they should not attend for the vaccine and it can be administered at another time. If there are any medical issue on this day people will need to contact the Limerick Doc out of hours service on 0877551570. For more information on the children's nasal flu vaccine clinic please click on the following link: https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/flu-vaccination/flu-vaccine-for-children


Adult Influenza Vaccine stocks are currently in short supply. We are expecting a delivery of more vaccines on October 19th. People who are already booked in for the flu vaccine will be accommodated through the remaining available stock

We would like to welcome Dr Sarah Clifford and Nurse Noreen McCarthy to the practice
Dr Clifford's Medical Card patients are transferring to our practice and are welcome at any of our surgeries

COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE 25/10/2020
Limerick: Currently at Level 5
NB - Key factors in reducing spread remain the maintenance of social distancing, hand washing and the wearing of facemasks/coverings.
High Covid-19 numbers across the country have necessitated the national increase to Level 5 restrictions. This means that people should restrict their movements outside of essential travel and restrict their exposure to individuals outside of their own family unit. Schooling will continue and public health measures are in place to deal with any COVID-19 cases that occur in local schools. Our service remains available every day Monday - Friday and our out of hours service Limerick Doc continue to provide an emergency out of hours service. We encourage patients not to ignore symptoms and to contact the surgery for advice in the setting of any significant medical issues. COVID-19 is not going away and it is important to maintain vigilance. COVID-19 consultations are done mainly by telephone and are free of charge. Similarly there is no charge for COVID-19 tests if they are required.

For those patients with cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste they should NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY but they should self-isolate and contact us for a COVID test to be arranged. Please the following link for advice on self-isolation


Covid testing is available for all patients, medical card and private, who fulfil the referral criteria. Covid triage is available by phone and there is no charge for this service. Currently testing is being done within 24 hours of referral and results are coming back within 24-48 hours post test being done.

All appointments are undergoing triage to ensure the safety of all patients and staff. Patients who require to be seen, should come alone if possible. Social distancing is being implemented in waiting rooms and isolation rooms are available if required.

Patrickswell Surgery will close until further notice due to the inability to ensure the safety of patients due to lack of isolation facilities

The patients most at risk from this virus appear to be the elderly, those with chronic respiratory, cardiac or immunosuppressive diseases such as those on cancer treatment.
Children continue to appear to be low risk of developing serious illness due to this virus. However, children may well develop mild symptoms from disease so we need to ensure children maintain social distancing to prevent potential spread .

This is a challenging time for us all. We appreciate your patience and understanding that will enable us to minimise the impact that this virus will have. If you have any concerns please contact the surgeries


For up to date information on the COVID-19 Virus please click on the following HSE link :


Influenza Vaccine
For information of who requires the influenza vaccine please click on the following link: Flu Vaccination Information

Under 6s GP Visit Cards
Patients of the practice who have children under 6 years, who do not qualify for a full medical card, will need to register the child with the practice for an Under 6s GP visit card. You may do so by choosing Dr Ger Lane/Dr Alison English/Dr Gillian Slattery/Dr Sarah Clifford as the doctor with whom they wish to register. Dr John English is not signing patients onto this contract currently. To register for an Under 6s GP Visit Card click on this link Under 6s Doctor Visit Card Online Application.
 
Over 70s GP Visit Card
All patients over 70 years of age who currently do not have a medical card or GP visit card are as of August 2015 eligible for a GP doctor visit card. Patients who wish to register with this practice for an Over 70s GP visit card may do so by choosing Dr Alison English/Dr John English/Dr Ger Lane/Dr Gillian Slattery/Dr Sarah Clifford
To register for an Over 70s GP Visit Card click on this link Over 70s Doctor Visit Card Online Application

These new contracts places extra pressures on services within this practice. As a consequence there may be increased waiting times or difficulties accessing services. During this transitional phase we would appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any queries don't hesitate to contact us in any of the practices. Patients are reminded that this is an open practice and all patients may continue to visit any of the GPs within the practice.

Contact numbers: 
Park Lodge Medical Centre  061-416993
Medicentre Clinic 061-311814
Patrickswell Clinic 061-355440

General Practitioners:                                  
Dr John English
Dr Alison English
Dr Ger Lane
Dr Patrick O Donnell
Dr Gillian Slattery
Dr Sarah Clifford

Chiropodist 
Mrs Barbara English

New patients welcome
 
Out Of Hours Service provided by Limerick Doc. Phone: 087-7551570