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COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE 05/07/2020
Phase III of easing of restrictions from June 29th 2020
Since  June 29th, the COVID-19 restrictions have eased further. The COVID-19 virus spread has stabilised and community transmission remains very low. However we all need to take a sensible approach to continue to reducing the risk of transmission.  We will be endeavouring to engage and see more patients in the coming weeks. We continue to be available every day Monday - Friday and our out of hours service Limerick Doc continue to provide this 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 for the purposes of preventing a second wave of infection.


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

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.

Though virus levels in the community remain low, it is still vital to maintain social distancing practice and other advised measures to prevent spread of this virus.

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 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
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

Chiropodist 
Mrs Barbara English

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