We are delighted to announce that the first of our visiting specialists will be commencing private practice from next Thursday 14th February and every following Thursday between 3pm and 6pm in our new Consultant Suite.
Dr Ethel Ryan (MB, DCH, FJFICMI, FRACP, FRCPI, MSc) is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with over 12 years experience, currently working in UHG. She has a special interest in infant feeding issues, growth and development, having undergone fellowship training in these areas, but is happy to deal with all general Paediatric issues.
For private appointments please phone (091) 530118 or email Dr Ryan at galwaypaediatrician@@gmail.com.
At present the waiting list is approximately 6 weeks and you will need to get a referral from your child's GP as usual for Consultant appointments.
You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.
If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........
As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.
Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........
As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.
We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.
We will update once we know more...