July 26th 2021.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL PATIENTS RE COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME.****
YOUR COVID VACCINE PASSPORT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HSE IN THE COMING WEEKS.
Please see this link for further information on how you will get your certificate-https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3a698-eu-digital-covid-certificate/
*** re children aged 12-15-the HSE have today announced an extension of the vaccination programme to this age group. We do not know yet whether they will be done in the GP surgery or in mass vaccination centres. Please check back for updates****
We will be continuing to vaccinate our patients in the coming weeks. We will now be able to offer the Covid vaccine to patients of the practice over 18 (or 16 if you have a medical condition), in order of age, depending on HSE deliveries.
Please telephone the surgery to be added to our list. You will need to have your mobile telephone number and PPS number ready when you call.
See the link below for more information-
On the advice of the HSE and Public Health, we are doing everything possible to reduce the spread of Covid 19. There are a still a number of Covid cases in the area at present. For the foreseeable future, we will be reducing the number of face to face consultations in the surgery, for the protection of patients, doctors and staff.
–we are continuing to see patients for medical problems as needed. We have however put protocols in place to ensure the safety of patients and staff. When you telephone, the receptionist will take your details. Your call will then be passed to one of the GPs who will decide the best way to manage the problem. This may be a telephone or video consultation, or a face to face consultation.
–we are continuing to vaccinate babies as normal. There is no need to cancel immunisation appointments. However, please DO NOT BRING your baby for vaccination if they are at all unwell.
-for information regarding childhood illness, please consult https://www2.hse.ie/under-the-weather/
-most minor childhood illness can be managed at home. Please try to avoid bringing children to the surgery if possible.
-please wear a face mask or covering when attending the surgery.
-we are asking all patients coming for appointments to wait in their car after checking in with reception , and you will be called in one at a time. This is to ensure social distancing. When you enter the surgery, please follow the signage notices on the floor and walls.
– medical certificates and letters may be collected as usual-just knock on the front door when you arrive.
-we can now e-mail your prescription directly to your pharmacy if you wish. Please telephone reception if you would like us to do this.
-The Cervicalcheck screening programme is continuing as normal. You will receive a letter from the HSE if you are due a smear test. Please see this link for further information.
If you are concerned that you have been:-
- in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19;
- to a Country or a region with a spread of COVID-19 ;
- in a healthcare centre or hospital where patients with COVID-19 were being treated
- Worked in or attended a school closed by the Department of Health due to a COVID-19 case.
AND have any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
TELEPHONE the surgery. DO NOT WALK INTO the surgery. One of the doctors will telephone you as soon as possible. If you have a car, you can remain in your car while awaiting telephone advice from the doctor.
If you have NO SYMPTOMS, then please visit HSE website for up-to-date information at https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/
**please note that we are experiencing a very volume of telephone calls. Our reception staff are trained in triage and we will return calls in order of clinical need. Non-urgent (e.g. routine results etc) calls may not be returned for a few days.
Welcome to Rahona House Medical Practice where we have been caring for the people of Bishopstown and further afield since 1972
We provide a broad range of medical services and our aim is to provide the best possible healthcare service to all our patients. We sincerely hope that you benefit from your time as a patient of this Practice and that through our knowledge and medical expertise that we can help you to lead a healthy life.
Our Medical Services are provided by two male doctors, two female doctors and two practice nurses. Our four doctors are members of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) whose core values are quality, equity, access and service to the patient. Our nurses are active members of the Irish Practice Nurses Association.
We provide Medical Care To Both Medical Card & Private Patients. New Patients Are Always Welcome.
Our specialist areas include Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Family Planning, Student Health, Sports Injuries,
We are conveniently located within walking distance of Cork Institute of Technology and Cork University Hospital.
We offer free parking and our surgery is Wheelchair Accessible
To Book Your Appointment Today Please Call 021-4544744