A message from Newlands Cross Medical Centre about Covid-19 and changes to the GP service:
Are you taking on new patients at the moment?
Unfortunately, due to the pressure on our existing service we are currently unable to take on new patients at this time.
Will you be giving any further Covid-19 vaccine boosters?
Yes. All Over 65s and those who 30 years and older who are immunocompromised are all currently eligible for a further booster vaccine provided it is at least 4 full months since your previous booster. If you have had COVID-19 since your first booster, wait at least 4 months before you get a second booster. The vaccine given will be the Moderna vaccine. We will be doing a vaccine clinic on Friday May 13th and will be sending out texts with a booking link to our Over 65s prior to this. If you are immunocompromised and between ages 30 and 64 then please call us to confirm you are eligible and we will add you to the list. Only patients who are eligible will be vaccinated. Please check the HSE list in the link above before calling us. We do not expect to be administering any further Covid 19 vaccines over the Summer months at this point. Vaccines for those who miss out on the day for whatever reason will still be able to receive a vaccine through the HSE or possibly a local pharmacy.
Welcome to a new doctor:
We are delighted to welcome Doctor Caitriona Lee to Clondalkin. She joined us mid-Summer and has fit in very well with the rest of the team. It is great to have another new female doctor in D22. Dr Ana Rogerson has gone on maternity leave and will be back with us some time in 2022.
New Practice Facebook and Instagram Page:
We have created a Facebook and Instagram page to provide an interactive platform on which to share health information. Check the Facebook page out here and the Instagram page here and please feel free to like and share!
Our GP clinic is open, near-by and here to help support you in any way that we can. We are aware that this is a time of increased stress. If you have any symptoms that are concerning you then please call us to book an appointment with one of our doctors.
Changes in doctor appointments:
At this point in time the consultations with our doctors are taking place in the surgery more and more, when safe to do so. Phone consultations are proving to be very useful when we decide that bringing you down to the surgery isn’t needed. We are extremely conscious of your safety and are taking every measure we can to ensure it. After you have checked in, you are welcome to wait in your car if you prefer that to the waiting room and the doctor/nurse will meet you at the building entrance in that case. We would encourage you to bring and wear your own face covering. Please bear with us if we are running a bit behind. We need to clean the room between consultations and this takes time.
If you have symptoms suggestive of Covid 19 then we will speak to you over the phone and there will be no charge for your consultation or for referral for testing for Covid 19 if it is needed. Click here to see the latest updates on Covid 19 from the HSE.
Our admin team can take payment (if applicable) over the phone or via a payment link that we can send via email. This is to avoid you needing to interact face to face with our admin team. Receipts can also be emailed. Prescriptions will also be sent directly to your nominated pharmacy by email.
We are still doing our routine childhood vaccinations, antenatal checks, and 2 and 6 week checks. Other vaccines and injections are also going ahead. Investigations like bloods, ECGs and 24 hour blood pressure monitors are also still taking place when needed.