Coronavirus / COVID-19
We are considered essential healthcare and will remain open unless specifically instructed to close.
We have robust and workable controls in place at the clinic that ensure continued service. Should we be explicitly instructed to close the clinic, we will then conduct a review of patient status and act accordingly.
In line with new restrictions, we will aim to complete scans in a limited time period. This is in keeping with similar practice carried out in other medical facilities.
In order to facilitate this, we ask that patients come to the clinic in comfortable clothing and to please leave scarves and coats (where possible) in the car. This will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing.
We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we are working hard to keeping everyone safe whilst also providing the highest standard in care.
- Our guidelines
- You will need to fill out a COVID-19 consent form before attending the clinic. The patient coordinators will send this form out to you prior to your appointment.
- Please wear a mask when entering the clinic
- Please wear comfortable clothing when entering the clinic- this will help to reduce time spent changing in and out of clothing.
- If you are feeling unwell please call the clinic first, do not attend.
- Please note all patients booked in for initial consults or return consults on site will now take place over the phone or Skype/Zoom.
- Those unable to attend due to illness, childcare issues or wish to defer treatment will be facilitated.
- Please attend your appointments alone
- We must advise that children will be prohibited from attending the clinic at this time
This follows best practice guidelines of Irish hospitals and other medical facilities.
The situation will be kept under constant review by our management team and we will advise you of any further updates
- Contact details
The main phone lines will be open from 8 a.m. until 4p.m.
These measures are taken so that our patients and staff are protected. We understand that they may cause inconvenience but it is essential that we follow government guidelines. We thank you for your patience during these uncertain times.
For certain patients, the prescribing of immunothearpy drugs has resumed. This is being carried out in a controlled way. Please discuss with your doctor to find out more.
- From the HSE Website
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
Symptoms of coronavirus
It can take up to 14 days for symptoms of coronavirus to appear.
The main symptoms to look out for are:
- a cough - this can be any kind of cough, not just dry
- shortness of breath
- breathing difficulties
- fever (high temperature - 38 degrees Celsius or above) or chills
If you develop symptoms you will need to self-isolate and phone your GP. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. The GP will assess you over the phone. If they think you need to be tested for coronavirus, they will arrange a test.
Protect yourself and others