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Welcome to Gorey Family Practice.

Gorey Family Practice is a General Practice (GP) Surgery. We provide general medical care, women’s health and maternity services, childhood and travel immunisations, pre-employment health checks and well person (well man / well woman) health checks.  You can see the nurse or the doctor to discuss contraception and family planning.  We also perform minor surgical procedures and work with the local health service to arrange investigation and treatment where required.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine 

Update Wednesday 09/06/2021 – We are now inviting people in their 30’s for vaccination. We are inviting patients who have no identifiable risk factors. We are proceeding according to seniority; this means that the older patients will be invited first, and we will then go down the list by age. In order to invite people we need a mobile phone number for each person. Please make sure that we have your up-to-date mobile phone number.

We received our expected delivery of vaccines on Monday 7th June. We are following the HSE guidelines on the order in which patients are to be vaccinated. You can check that advice by clicking here.

We have now offered vaccination to all patients over the age of 70.

We have also offered the vaccine to those patients aged 16 to 59 who we have been able to identify as being in the high-risk groups. To check the criteria for the high-risk groups click here. If you believe that you are in a high-risk group and have not had an invitation from us to have the vaccine then please let us know.

We have offered vaccination to pregnant women, click here for advice on this group. Please let us know if you are pregnant and you have not had any contact from us about this vaccination.

The HSE has arranged for people aged 50 to 69 who are not high risk to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the vaccination hubs.  People in those age groups will be offered the Astra-Zeneca or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines. The HSE will not give us vaccines for people who are low-risk in those age groups which is why we are not able to vaccinate those people. If you are in that age group you must register with the HSE through their portal. Click here to access the HSE Portal or phone the HSE COVID-19 Helpline on 1850 24 1850. Be aware the telephone option is slow. The HSE will vaccinate those groups at their vaccination centers and not at Gorey Family Practice.

If we get a vaccine for you we will send you a text asking you to phone and make an appointment to get your vaccine. You can check if you are in a high risk group by clicking here. If you are aged 18 to 59 and do not receive a text, but believe that you are in a high risk group, then please contact us and tell us.

HSE Cyber Attack

On Friday 14/05/2021 the HSE computer systems were attacked.  HSE services around the country are seeing impacts and disruptions from this attack. Many essential services are continuing but a lot of lab results (blood tests etc.) and hospital appointments have been badly affected. People can check updates on services that are affected on the HSE website, which is being updated throughout the day – see HSE website service updates here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

My child has been been told to isolate/restrict movement by the HSE or our GP – please click here to read the most up-to-date advice from the HSE website.

I am a close contact of a confirmed positive case –  please click here to read the most up-to-date advice from the HSE website.

I got a text from you about being “at risk” – our computer system has identified some people as being at higher risk of complications from COVID-19. The system is not perfect so please check the groups below (Advice for groups at higher risk) and see if you fit any of them. If you are unsure please phone us.

Changes at Gorey Family Practice – The practice has expanded its accommodation at Gorey Shopping Centre. This will help to avoid crowding and so reduce the risks from COVID-19.

Changes to repeat prescription requests – We have changed how we deal with prescription requests. You no longer have to send in a paper request or come to the surgery to collect your regular prescription. Patients on long-term medication can now request their repeat prescription directly from this website. When you have sent the request to us we will prepare the prescription and send that to the pharmacy of your choice. You will only need to come to the surgery if you require tests or if you need an examination to check on your condition. Click here to use this new service*.

*Please note that for private patients there is a €20 charge for repeat prescriptions.

Changes to how we book appointments – All patients will need to have a telephone consultation with a doctor or nurse before they come to the surgery. This is to manage the risk of COVID-19 for patients and staff.

Vaccines – These will be very important. Ensure that your child gets their routine vaccinations on time. Everyone should consider getting the annual flu vaccine which will be available from September.

Government advice may change from time to time – Please keep up to date: https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

Financial support for those affected by COVID-19 – There are a range of government supports available through https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/covid-19-payments/

Advice for groups at higher risk – Please click on the links below to check your status:

Community support available -You may need help with the collection and delivery of food or other items, or you may be feeling stressed. Visit: https://www2.hse.ie/services/community-support-coronavirus/

Coolgreany Surgery

To avoid the spread of COVID-19 the Coolgreany Surgery will be closed from Friday 13th March until further notice. Patients should contact Gorey Family Practice on 053-9422267 for further information or to make an appointment at our surgery in Gorey Shopping Centre.

Appointments

To make an appointment please phone 053-9422267.  Outside of the above hours, if you have a problem that cannot wait until the next day, please contact CareDoc on 0818 300 365.

General Data Protection Regulation

New data protection legislation came into effect on 25/5/2018

We are unable to give out prescriptions or social welfare certificates to anyone, other than the patient, unless we have written consent to do so.

Please do not ask another person to collect documents or results without giving us written consent to allow that person to collect your documents.  Please remind the person that they must show ID when they come to collect documents.

Text Alerts

Would you like to receive a reminder about your appointment? We can send a reminder to your mobile phone.  If you would like to set up a ‘TEXT ALERT’ system, please ask the receptionist.

Training Practice

We are a training practice with University College Dublin and teach medical students and doctors.  We help University College Dublin to train paramedics.