Increasing Covid 19 cases and impact on our services
There has been a significant and worrying rise in Covid cases in our practice area over the last few weeks.
Regrettably, due to significant pressure on our services, including staffing issues we have no choice but to defer most routine services such as annual and routine bloods tests, cervical smears, HGV examinations, routine Blood pressure checks, medication checks. These services can generally be safely postponed for at least 3 to 6 months but if you have concerns about whether or not to wait, please ask for advice from our reception staff who will check for you with their clinical colleagues including nurses, practice pharmacists or GPs .
While it is disappointing to have to restrict our services, this action is needed now to protect our ability to provide ongoing essential services which includes assessment and diagnosis of new acute illness, management of deterioration of chronic conditions, management of repeat prescriptions and hospital correspondence, infant vaccination, palliative and end of life care, while trying to prioritise the Covid vaccination programme.
Sincere thanks for your ongoing support and patience as we move through the next few months.
Seasonal FLU vaccine campaign
In the first week of January 2021 the Department of Health extended the Annual flu vaccine campaign to include anyone over the age of 50 .
If you are in this age group and would like to have a flu vaccine please contact us to arrange this. For your convenience many local pharmacies will also be offering the seasonal flu vaccine.
To help reduce the potential spread of infection, we are advising ALL patients to phone before coming to the surgery.
Due to infection control procedures all services, including the treatment room are by appointment only. We ask that you wear a face covering when visiting the surgery.
Please do not attend the surgery if you have symptoms of infection, including high temperature, new persistent cough, sore throat, loss of taste or smell or vomiting illness.
Requests for GP appointments and home visits are being assessed first by telephone. In order to prioritise our call back list, thank you for providing some basic information to our reception staff, which is treated strictly confidential.
Please contact the surgery before 12 noon, if you feel your problem needs attention on the day. After 12 noon only urgent matters can be dealt with.
On behalf of our entire team, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
If you need a repeat prescription, please contact the surgery. Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions.
Please be advised that in order to comply with infection control and prevention, the treatment room is by appointment only. Please telephone the reception staff to book an appointment.
Make sure you PHONE FIRST before going to Craigavon Area or Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Departments, or South Tyrone Hospital Minor Injuries Unit.
Phone First - 0300 123 3 111
Text Relay - 18001 0300 123 3 111
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. Repeat prescriptions can now be ordered online. If you wish to sign up for this service, please speak to one of our reception team.
Access for disabled persons is through the double doors at the main entrance. All services provided by Tynan Surgery are on ground floor level. A loop system is in place for those with hearing difficulty.
(Site updated 25/01/2021)