COVID19 Screening Questionnaire !!

If you have any respiratory symptoms please click  Image result for red button png  and complete the COVID19 questionnaire. This will assist our doctors and nurses when they ring you back to discuss next steps.

Patients are experiencing delays when phoning the surgery because of the high volume of calls and the online questionnaire will speed up the process of our responding to you. Thank you for your co-operation.

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Corona Virus Update March 16th

Thank you for your patience today.

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Please allow 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions, for safety reasons we are unable to take your request over the phone.  You can fax, email, post or request in person.

Image result for warning symbol Please note that because of COVID19 all prescriptions will be sent directly to your pharmacy for collection.

Our community with your support will “flatten the curve” and help our GP and hospital services.

If you are developing respiratory symptoms ring 053 914 0000 and we will assess you over the telephone and arrange testing for COVID19. From 16th March 2020 all telephone consultations will be free of charge!

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 You can also get regular updates from Dr Bill on Southeast Radio’s Morning Mix with Alan Corcoran

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COVID19 Update 14th March 2020

COVID19 is a rapidly evolving health crisis but with your help you, your family, friends and community  can remain healthy.

Routine appointments at Whitemill Medical Centre and Enniscorthy Medical Centres have ceased until further notice. This will not apply to childhood vaccinations and antenatal care. ALL REQUESTS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS, CERTIFICATES, LETTERS, FORMS MUST BE BY TELEPHONE  053 914 0000 or Email info@whitemillmedicalcentre.com

If you are acutely ill during normal surgery hours please  Image result for telephone icon 053 914 0000 and reception will take some details and a doctor or nurse from our team will ring you back to discuss next steps. Thank you for your patience.

Out of hours CAREDOC  1850 334 999

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INCREASE IN MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

INCREASE IN MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE

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Meningitis can be caused by meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease or Hib. In Ireland, MenB, MenC, PCV and Hib vaccines are offered to protect against meningitis.

The best way to prevent vaccine preventable diseases is by getting your vaccines on time every time. If your child is due vaccines make an appointment today and get them protected.

Not all strains of meningococcal disease can be prevented through vaccination so it is important to be aware of signs of meningitis  and septicaemia and if you are concerned don’t delay seek medical help immediately.

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If you would like to speak to someone about general information about meningitis and meningococcal disease and what to look out for you can contact the Meningitis Research Foundation by phone 1800 41 33 44 (Ireland) or email helpline@meningitis.org. The helpline hours are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

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We are pleased to offer immunisation for patients who fall outside the state funded schedule.

Cost: €295 Meningitis B x 2 jabs

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Free GP Care Over 70s

At long last Free GP Care for over 70s has arrived!

Get Started!

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Free GP Care for Children Under 6

Free GP Care for children Under 6 has finally arrived!

Parents can sign up on-line with 5 easy steps. The HSE will then email us for final approval.

Get Started

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Kathleen Lynch TD Minister of State for Health meets Dr William Lynch Wexford

Kathleen Lynch TD Minister of State, Department of Health and Dr William Lynch GP EnniscorthyKathleen Lynch TD Minister of State, Department of Health and Dr William Lynch Wexford  pictured  at the  3rd Practice Topics In Primary Care Meeting recently in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. The meeting is part of a Meeting Series aimed at Primary Care and Community Care Healthcare Professionals. This educational initiative is a collaboration between Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Living Health Clinic , Mitchelstown and is supported by the HSE and Irish College of General Practitioners.

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Zostavax – New Shingles Vaccine

ShinglesShingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral infection of a nerve and the  skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella-zoster (chicken pox) virus which lies dormant from childhood.

The symptoms of shingles include a blistering skin rash and pain. It occurs in the area of skin supplied by the infected nerve which is usually on the trunk may involve the eye and facial area. Pain (post herpetic neuralgia – PHN) may last for months or years even after the rash has healed and is very debilitating and affects quality of life.

Shingles occurs at any age, but the over 50s are considered at greatest risk . A vaccine against the varicella-zoster virus has become available in Ireland and is highly effective in preventing shingles and its associated complications.

In the UK there is a mass immunisation programme for the over 70s which is funded by the NHS which started in 2013. It is hoped that the HSE will provide a similar service in the coming years.

Whitemill Medical Centre is pleased to announced that Zostavax is available for all patients over the age of 50 years.

For more information on Zostavax telephone 053 914 0000 or complete the On-line Contact Form.

Cost €250.

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Ebola Update

Ebola Virus

Ebola continues to be a serious public health problem in West Africa although there has been success with Nigeria declaring Ebola-free recently.

If you are worried you have contracted Ebola because you have returned from a high risk area or been in direct contact with a person who has contracted Ebola, you should telephone your GP or local Emergency Department for advice.

DO NOT VISIT your GP or Emergency Department unless you have been advised to do so by the  health facility concerned!

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