Chaparone Policy


At Galway Bay Medical Centre we are committed to providing you and all our patients with a safe and comfortable environment in which to discuss their health concerns, in particular when an intimate examination may be necessary.

You want you to feel at ease at all times and with all aspects of your interactions with all our clinical staff.

Maybe there are times when having a chaperone present would help you?




A chaparone can be a family member or a friend or alternatively, our nurse or another member of staff, if available.

If you would like a chaperone present during your consultation, please advise our reception team when booking your appointment.

You may also ask for a chaperone on arrival for an appointment, although the practice cannot guarantee a chaperone being available at short notice.

If this is the case your examination will be cancelled.