From the 1st August 2017, the standard consultation fee will be €55.
This is the first increase in this fee for over 10 years, and reflects the growing cost of running a medical practice.
This is happening in conjunction with work on optimising access to appointments in a timely way.
Friday 19th May is World Family Doctor Day.
We applaud our college, the ICGP, for focussing on teenage depression and suicide.
It can be easy to think of general practice as the cough and cold service.
Look around our website and remember how much more we have to offer..
Mixed feelings today! We say goodbye to Dr. Niall Hurley who has worked with us for the last 6 months. Niall is returning to Dublin to be closer at home. He has been popular with patients and staff alike and we wish him very well in the future.At the same time we welcome Dr. Helen Kilrane whom we hope will step into the shoes vacated by Dr. Fionnuala Loughrey. We know Helen from previous experience working in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. More recently she has been working as a GP in Dublin, and we are delighted to bring her back to the North East! We hope that she will be a great addition to the practice team
The Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Wheaton Hall Medical Practice would like to extend our best wishes to all our patients and friends for the Christmas season, and for a Happy New Year!
The practice will close at 6pm on Friday 23rd December but will be open on Friday afternoon for urgent cases only.
From 6pm Friday 23rd to 8am Wednesday 28th, if you require urgent medical attention, please contact NorthEastDOC on 1850777911.
Please be aware that this service is likely to be extremely busy.
The practice will be open from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th December inclusive, but will not be pre-booking routine appointments for this period
From 6pm Friday 30th December to 8am Tuesday 3rd January, if you require urgent medical attention, please contact NorthEastDOC on 1850777911.
Please try to ensure that routine repeat prescriptions are ordered in advance. Thank you!
Over the last year many patients of the practice will be aware that I have not been in a position to see patients due to unforeseen circumstances.
It is with regret that I will not be in a position to return to clinical practice for quite some time yet and as a result will be retiring from Wheaton Hall Medical Practice from the 1st September 2016.
I wish all patients who have attended me through the years and our practice team well into the future.
Dr Fionnuala Loughrey
We have been notified by the HSE that in mid September we will receive our first delivery of flu vaccines for the coming winter season. Keep in touch with the practice for exact dates, but we will be trying to make the process of receiving your flu vaccine as easy as possible.
We would also like to remind you about pneumonia vaccination which should be received as a once off injection for the over 65s. If in doubt, talk to your doctor.
For a list of those for whom vaccination is recommended
Who should be vaccinated?
Asthma is one of the most common illnesses of our time, and also one of the most treatable. May 3rd 2016 is this year’s World Asthma Day and we ask all asthmatics or their carers to ask themselves whether you’re as well as you might be. Many seasonal asthmatics suffer in the summer.
The practice has a dedicated asthma clinic and we are happy to review your asthma care. If there are any concerns make an appointment to see your nurse or doctor
We have been working hard to restore our online repeat prescription service. The technical glitches seem to be sorted so we are re-launching this.
Just to remind you, this is a service for patients of the practice who are requesting authorised repeat prescriptions only
For more details read our General Info page
Everyone at Wheaton Hall Medical Practice would like to wish all our friends and patients a Happy and Healthy New Year.
The surgery is closed on New Years Day and open as normal from 4th January.
We are sad to announce that 2016 sees the departure of some valued members of the team.
Caroline Maguire leaves us after a number of years, and making a great contribution to our practice nursing team, including winning national awards.
Dr. Raj Rajpal is leaving us to go the sunny North West!
Sheena Tracey is leaving our reception.
We thank them all for their contribution to the care of our patients, and for being great people to work with.
We wish them well in their futures.
The Doctors, Nurses and Staff of Wheaton Hall Medical Practice would like to wish all our patients and friends a Happy Christmas and New Year 2016.
The Practice is closed from December 25th to 28th inclusive.
We are open from December 29th to 31st, and closed again for the New Year weekend 1st – 3rd January inclusive.
When the practice is closed, for urgent medical attention,
please contact NorthEast Doctor on Call on
1850 777 911