At long last Free GP care for all over 70 has arrived!
Free GP Care for children Under 6 has finally arrived!
Parents can sign up on-line with 5 easy steps.Â The HSE will then email us for final approval.
Kathleen Lynch TD Minister of State, Department of Health Â and Dr William Lynch Enniscorthy Â pictured Â at the Â 3rd Practice Topics In Primary Care Meeting recently in Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. The meeting is part of a Meeting Series aimed at Primary Care and Community Care Healthcare Professionals. This educational initiative is a collaboration between Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre, Living Health Clinic , Mitchelstown and is supported by the HSE and Irish College of General Practitioners.
Shingles, also known as herpes zoster,Â is a viralÂ infection of a nerve and theÂ skin supplied by the nerve. It is caused by the varicella-zoster (chicken pox) virus which lies dormant from childhood.
The symptoms of shingles include a blistering skin rash and pain.Â It occurs in the area of skin supplied by the infected nerve which is usually on the trunk may involve the eye and facial area. Pain (post herpetic neuralgia – PHN) mayÂ last for months or yearsÂ even after the rash has healed and is very debilitating and affects quality of life.
Shingles occurs at any age, but the over 50s are considered at greatest risk . A vaccine against the varicella-zoster virus has become available in Ireland and is highly effective in preventing shingles and its associated complications.
In the UK there is a mass immunisation programme for the over 70s which is funded by the NHS which started in 2013. It is hoped that the HSE will provide a similar service in the coming years.
Enniscorthy Medical Centre is pleased to announced that Zostavax is available for all patients over the age of 50 years.
For more information on Zostavax telephone 053 92 39512 or complete the On-line Contact Form.
Ebola continues to be a serious public health problem in West Africa although there has been success with Nigeria declaring Ebola-free recently.
If you are worried you have contracted Ebola because you have returned from a high risk area or been in direct contact with a person who has contracted Ebola, you should telephone your GP or local Emergency Department forÂ advice.
DO NOT VISIT your GP or Emergency Department unless you have been advised to do so by theÂ Â health facility concerned!
Enniscorthy Medical Centre now provides the CoaguChekÂ© XS PlusÂ System for Warfarin (INR)Â monitoring.
It is used to monitor oral anticoagulation therapy – determine the INR value immediately from a single drop of capillary whole blood.
It is generally more convenient and time-efficient than attending a hospital anti-coagulation clinic. You will have the INR result immediately and the dose of warfarin can be adjusted if necessary. This can be useful if you are due to attend your dentist or have hospital day surgery.
Telephone 053 92 39512 for an appointment.
Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the worldâ€™s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people.
Travel to and from Ebola-affected countries is low risk Here is what you need to know