Flu vaccine is now available in the practice.
While nowadays this seems a routine call, it’s worthwhile pointing out that this is the centenary of the Spanish Flu. Falling between the Easter Rising and the end of World War 1, it’s often a footnote in history, yet it killed over 20,000 in Ireland and over 50 million worldwide…
How Flu became a deadly plague
There are many reasons for thinking that this wouldn’t happen again, however we strongly recommend the flu vaccine for potentially vulnerable patients, especially older people, those with chronic diseases and pregnant women.
For more details
HSE Flu Vaccine Information
We feel that the safest and most appropriate place to receive your annual flu vaccine is from your GP or practice nurse
Our sincere apologies to users of our online prescription request service for its prolonged absence, but we think we have it fixed!
Remember this is only available to patients of the practice,
it requires you to have a unique PIN from the practice,
and is only for authorised repeat prescriptions.
Please contact reception for further information
Those of you who’ve been to the surgery recently will have noticed the changes we’ve made to the waiting room.
We hope that it’s brighter and more welcoming, and thank you for all of the favourable comments to date
Our practice has always been fully compliant with Data Privacy regulations and we will be updating our policy to ensure compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).
We will be following the guidelines produced by the Irish College of General Practitioners “Prodessing of Personal Data. A Guideline for General Practitioners”.
Full details of our policy are published on this website and can be read here
We have always been rightly proud of our nursing staff in Wheaton Hall, and the last couple of months have seen significant changes to our nursing team.
At the start of the year Sheila McKeown left us to move closer to home. Sheila has done many things for the practice including setting up and running our diabetic service. Sheila will be missed by all.
The practice was barely adjusting to that when we had to deal with the leaving of Joan Pentony. Joan has been with us since the practice opened, and among her many achievements was that she was a previous holder of Ireland’s Practice Nurse of the Year.
Everyone in the practice wishes Joan and Sheila a happy, healthy and successful future.
Replacing them isn’t easy and we thank Margaret Marrett who has helped us through this transitional period. This month sees the arrival of Sinéad Mathews and Edel Kiernan to join Nicola in the nursing team. We welcome them to Wheaton Hall and hope that they will be happy working with Nicola as our new look nursing team
We thank everybody both for their patience and common sense last week. Avoiding unnecessary journeys avoided injuries and possibly lives.
The surgery is re-opening on Monday 5th March. We aim to try to get a full service operational as soon as possible. Particular priority will be given to provision of repeat prescriptions. There may be some disruption as we all try to catch up as quickly as possible.
Thank you again for your understanding and co-operation
We would like to wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year of 2018!
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The doctors, nurse and staff at Wheaton Hall would like to wish all our patients a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. We hope (for your sake) that you don’t need medical services over the holiday season, but these are the arrangements if you need help.
The surgery will close for routine service at 12.30 on Friday 22nd December, but there will be an emergency service until 6p.m. on the same day.
From 6p.m. on Friday 22nd December to 8a.m. on Wednesday 27th December, for urgent medical advice would you please contact NorthEast Doctor on Call at
1850 777 911
The surgery will be open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (27th-29th December)
From 6pm on Friday 29th December to 8a.m. Tuesday 2nd January, for urgent medical advice would you please contact NorthEast Doctor on Call at
1850 777 911
1 pm. The surgery is closed for the rest of the afternoon
We advise patients to ensure that they are safe to travel before leaving home today,
and appointments can be re-scheduled if required.
Any update will be posted here
The flu vaccination season is upon us and the practice has vaccine available from Tuesday 19th September. We strongly recommend that you attend the practice for flu vaccine if you are over 65, pregnant, or suffering from a chronic illness. Please contact the surgery or talk to your nurse or doctor.
Further information available at
HSE Flu vaccine detailed information