Appointments, Surgery Times and emergency cover outside office hours

By: Ardlea Medical Practice  05/12/2011
Keywords: Surgery


The surgery operates an appointment system for consultations. This avoids unnecessary waiting and allows you to plan ahead. Every effort will be made to avoid delays for patients. To make an appointment, you can telephone:065 - 6844455Home visitsHome Visits are reserved for the very ill or infirm. Generally it is best to conduct consultations in the surgery. However, if a patient is too infirm to travel to the surgery, a house call can be arranged. Surgery TimesMorning 9.30 – 12.30Afternoon 2.00 – 5.30,
Except Wednesday, no afternoon surgeryOut of hours emergency cover: Shannondoc For urgent medical problems that arise outside of normal surgery hours, Shannondoc provides an on call service.Shannondoc is an Out of Hours Family Doctor Service, and was set up in County Clare in June 2002, as a partnership between a cooperative of local General Practitioners and The Mid Western Health Board. The service is available from:Weekdays : Monday to Friday 6PM to 8 AMWeekends: Friday 6PM to Monday 8AMBank Holidays : 8AM to 8AM the following morningThe contact telephone number is : 1850 212 999When you call Shannondoc, a receptionist will take your details. A nurse will then ring you back, who will do one or all of the following:1. Provide immediate professional advice over the telephone2. An appointment for the patient to come and see the doctor at a local treatment centre3. Arrange if necessary for the doctor to visit the patient at home (if essential) and/or in an emergency, contact the Ambulance servicePlease note that an appointment to see the doctor must be arranged by telephone before the patient attends the treatment centre (the treatment centre is not a “walk in” facility).

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