GPs

DISTRICT NURSING TEAM

The district nursing team provide skilled nursing care for those unable to attend the surgery and also offers advise to carers. The District Nursing Team is in daily contact with Dr Hicks and Dr McAuley. Nursing care at home can include care of the terminally ill, disabled, acutely ill and post operative care.

Patients requiring district nursing input should contact the medical centre were a referral can be made to district nursing

PRACTICE NURSES

Mrs Mary McCullagh and Mrs Rose Ward are the Practice Nurses and they are available by appointment for any of the following:

Mental Health, Asthma, Health Assessments on newly registered patients. Warfarin monitoring, Minor injury, Cervical Smears, Asthma follow-up, Diabetic follow up, Dressing, stitch and staple removal, Ear Syringing, Heart attack/stroke prevention, Travel/flu vaccination and other injections at the, Doctors advice, Well person clinics/weight reduction advice, Coronary, Heart Disease, Stroke/TIA, Epilepsy, C.O.P.D.

Both Nurses also assist the doctors in minor surgery and are always available to offer professional advice.

Health Visitor

The Health Visitor has very special training to give health advice on matters relating to family and health. She monitors and gives advice on child health problems and carries out screening and developmental assessments. To contact the Health Visitor, patients can ring the Medical Centre or telephone 028 82835550

PRACTICE MANAGER

Mrs Heather Orr is the Practice Manager and is responsible for the management and administration of the practice. She will be happy to hear your views and suggestions about the services provided. You can arrange an appointment to speak to her personally by contacting reception.

RECEPTION/ADMIN STAFF

The staff at the reception desk will assist you in making emergency and routine appointments to see your doctor or practice nurse, undertake repeat prescriptions, answer numerous and varied questions and offer help and assistance at all times.It is a legal requirement that confidentiality of patients’ records is maintained at the highest level by all staff.

PHLEBOTOMIST

Ms Lucinda McManus is The Practice Phlebotomist who is available by appointment to take bloods.

Contact reception to make an appointment.

PHLEBOTOMIST: Ms Lucinda McManus

CHIROPODIST

Ms Pat Browne the Chiropodist attends Plumbridge surgery on Monday afternoons. All consultations are by appointment.

Telephone: 028 8225 5005

CHIROPODY CLINIC: Monday 1.00 — 4.00pm by doctor referral only.

MIDWIFE

Mrs Marie Harkin

The midwife will share your antenatal care with the doctors and care for mother and baby for the first 10 days or longer if necessary, after birth. Care is then transferred to the Health Visitor. Marie has full liaison with Dr Hicks and Dr McAuley.

ANTE-NATAL CLINIC: Wednesday afternoons in Gortin surgery from 2.00pm – 4.30pm.