02/03/2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus

As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.

However, this doesn't mean we need to panic buy beans and lock ourselves in our houses, despite what certain strands of the media might have you believe.

We recommend regular hand washing, hand sanitizer if you like, covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Bin your tissues or flush them.

Anyone with a compromised immune system such as cancer patients should perhaps consider being a little bit more cautious and we recommend speaking to your Oncology Department if you have any specific concerns.

Reliable sources of information on the virus include:

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC)

The Health Service Executive (HSE)

....and this really good, common-sense article from The Irish Times:

If you have specific concerns or think you may have symptoms (Dry cough, breathing difficulties, a fever of unknown origin) please DO NOT ATTEND YOUR GP.
Phone us or phone the HSE on 1850 241850


Recent News Summaries

  • Sep 08 2020

    Some changes for Winter 20/21

    08/09/2020

    Some changes for Winter 20/21

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in keeping with public health guidance, we have had to make some changes to our appointment arrangements in Galway Bay Medical Centre with effect from 7th September 2020.

     

  • Apr 28 2020

    Covid19 - Testing Criteria Update

    28/04/2020

    A quick update on the changes to Covid19 testing guidelines:

    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........

  • Mar 30 2020

    What to do for mild Covid19 symptoms

    30/03/2020

    What to do if you have symptoms that don't qualify you for Covid19 testing

    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.

  • Mar 30 2020

    Can I attend as normal....

    30/03/2020
    Don't feel that you need to stay away from us for Non-Covid19 related visits.
    Our doors are locked to protect against spread of Covid-19, but we are still open from 0830 until 1700 and here for you.

  • Mar 25 2020

    Covid 19 - Update - Changes to testing

    25/03/2020
    If you've heard the news this morning, you will already know that Public Health guidelines around testing for Covid19 have been changed overnight.........

  • Mar 23 2020

    Covid19 - What we know about testing..

    23/03/2020
    There seems to be a lot of confusion around relating to the Covid19 testing programme, which is understandable when you consider the speed this programme was rolled out and the volume of people to be tested.
    As GP's, we know very little of what happens after we refer you for the test except what we hear anecdotally.

    What we DO know....

  • Mar 18 2020

    Covid 19 - Update

    18/03/2020
    Daily Update – 18 March 2020

    Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........

  • Mar 02 2020

    Covid-19 Coronavirus

    02/03/2020

    As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.

  • Sep 23 2019

    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019 - NOW IN STOCK

    23/09/2019

    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019 - NOW IN STOCK

  • Sep 11 2019

    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019

    11/09/2019

    'Flu Vaccines

    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...

    Thank you

    GBMC

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