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Dr O'Hare Now Retired

We Hope all our patients will join us in wishing Dr Deirdre O'Hare a long and happy retirement.  Dr O'Hare retires on 31st March 2021 after 32 years as a GP in Ormeau Health Centre.

We would like to thank her for all the dedication and commitment to the care of our patients and making it a pleasure to come to work everyday in Ormeau Health Centre.

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Good luck and enjoy every minute of your well earned retirement!


NEW GP PARTNERS

Great News!

We have the pleasure of welcoming two new GP Partners to our team in Ormeau Health Centre.

Dr Jack Jouanny & Dr Claire Lowry, Welcome Aboard!



COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

We have started our Covid-19 Vaccination programme here in the surgery.  Please click on the link below for more information.  Please be patient and we will contact you as soon as we have the vaccine for your cohort.

Why do I have to wait for my Covid-19 Vaccine

For any more information on Covid-19 Vaccinations - Please clink on the link below

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-vaccination-programme-northern-ireland



In order to manage the Coronavirus pandemic and protect both staff and patients, we will no longer have pre-booked appointments for GP's.  If you need to see a GP please telephone the surgery between 08:30am and 10:30am.  The receptionist will ask you for some information on your presenting problem.  A GP will call you back as soon as possible - please ensure you have your phone with you to answer the call.

THERE WILL BE NO TELEPHONE TIME BETWEEN 11:50-12:30 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE A PRE-ARRANGED APPOINTMENT.  If you are not sure if you should attend or if your appointment is a routine check-up; your GP may be able to deal with this over the phone - please ask the receptionist.

Please DO NOT come into the building if you have any coronavirus symptoms:

  • TEMPERATURE

  • NEW/PERSISTENT COUGH

  • LOSS OR CHANGE IN TASTE OR SMELL

Please go home and telephone us on 02890326030 or call NHS 111

If you are coming for a pre-arranged appointment you must wear a mask or face covering. Only one patient per appointment will be allowed into the waiting room unless you are bringing a child, an interpreter or have a disability requiring a carer.

Please adhere to social distancing measures in place and stand only where there is a yellow floor marker.

Please use the Hand Sanitiser's provided throughout the building.

When in the waiting room, please SIT ONLY ON THE CHAIRS THAT HAVE A YELLOW STICKER.

Home Visits: In order to protect our patients from the spread of Coronavirus - your Doctor will assess home visit requests on case by case basis and will only make a home visit if absolutely necessary.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND SUPPORT AT THIS TIME





Seasonal Influenza

Each year the flu vaccine protects against the most common strains of flu likely to be circulating.  It is important that you get your flu vaccine during October and November to be ready to fight off infection. 

Who should get the flu injection? Pregnant Women, Anyone aged over 65, Those with conditions such as Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD, Chronic Liver Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Low Immunity, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Difficulties, Carers, Residential or Nursing Homes and Pre-school Children aged 2-4 (specific age applies) who will get a nasal spray so no need for injection.

How do you get the flu vaccine? Please contact the receptionist and an appointment will be made for you.

Pneumococcal Vaccine will also be offered to those who are eligible - please ask the nurse or your GP.

Shingles Vaccination is available to those patients who were born between 02.09.1948 and 01.09.1949 and a catch-up cohort of those born between 02.09.1940 and 01.09.1941 - Please ask at reception or ask the nurse whilst you are here for your flu vaccine.


Bank Holiday Closures for 2021

The Practice will be closed on the following dates.  In the event of a MEDICAL EMERGENCY please call 02890796220

30th August 2021

27th & 28th December 2021



Staff Training Half Day Closures

The Practice will be closed at 12:30pm on the following dates to allow for staff training.  Please arrange to pick up any prescriptions before 12:30pm.  In the event of a MEDICAL EMERGENCY please call 07981185122.

22nd September 2021

25th November 2021

19th January 2022

24th March 2022

27th April 2022

16th June 2022



Check out Dr Jon Griffiths' 10 things you may not know about your GP

10 Things You may not know about your GP - A must watch for all patients

Please contact Out of Hours GP Service on 02890796220 for any medical emergencies during any of the above holidays and training afternoons.

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