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Castlederg Group SurgeryTel: 028 816 71211
Killeter Branch SurgeryTel: 028 816 71211
Newtownstewart Medical CentreTel: 028 816 61333
Ederney SurgeryTel: 028 6863 1234
The surgery is open Monday to Friday between 08:30 - 17:30 and appointments with the doctors are available as follows:
15:30 - 17:00
14:00 - 15:40
A GP is available between 17:30 - 18:00 for emergencies only. Contact 07794 026101.
The treatment room is open Monday to Friday 08:00 – 12:30 and Monday, Tuesday & Friday 14:00 – 16:30.
For days and times of our clinics please see the clinics & services tab.
Please note the new out-of-hours number is:
02871 865195 (Western Urgent Care).
This service is available from 18:00 – 08:30 Monday to Friday and all weekend.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
Patients can make an appointment to see either Dr Thompson or Dr Greene. You will be offered the first available appointment.
Urgent cases will always be fitted in the same day.
Access the online appointment system
The above form will be discontinued in the future. Please register for our new system, Patient Services, at https://www.patient-services.co.uk/login
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many conditions and you may be seen more quickly.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else. Where a patient fails to attend pre-booked appointments on 3 occasions during a period of 6 months they will be removed from our practice list and will have to register with another practice.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10:30. We will require the following information:
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made between 09:00 and 15:30 by any of the following ways:
Order Your Repeat Prescription Online
A pharmacy collection service is also available for repeat prescriptions.
Patients should not request their tablets from the chemist without a prescription.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Dr Siobhan GreeneMB MRCGP Reg NUY, Galway 1991
Dr William StewartMB, BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG (Queen’s 1981)
Dr Brendan O'HareMB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DGM (Queen’s 1985)
Dr Paula O'HareMB, BCh, MRCGP, DRCOG, Diploma in Dermatology (Queen’s 1983)
Dr Philip HaireMBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG.
Fiona Coltan - Practice NurseManages all chronic disease clinics including Asthma, COPD and Diabetes.
Pauline Sharkey - Practice Nurse
The practice nurses assist the doctors in procedures such as ear syringing, dressings, stitch removal, venupuncture, injections, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, assisting with minor operations and has a valuable role in the assessment of patient’s problems, particularly among the elderly.
Donna MeehanRuns phlebotomy clinic, ECGs, 24hr blood pressure monitoring etc.
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Donna BrowneIta McConomyCatherine AshenhurstLeone DuffySinead McConomy
Receptionists are available for face-face/telephone access from 08:30 - 18:00 Monday - Friday.
Our practice midwife plays an essential part in our antenatal service and visits mothers and infants on their discharge from the maternity unit.
The district nurses visit all patients in their homes to assist with all nursing procedures and to support carers.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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