Common Cold and Covid Symptoms
Following the return of schools after a prolonged break it is common for colds and similar viral illnesses to circulate. In many cases, children will be well enough to attend school and continue their learning. In other cases, for instance where they have a heavy cold, they may need to take a day or two off to recover.
This is not the case for children with potential Covid-19 symptoms. They are required to self- isolate and book a test.
It is important to be clear about how covid-19 symptoms differ from those of other common infections which we normally see at this time of the year.
▪ new continuous cough
▪ fever/high temperature
▪ loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste.
If a child develops any of the above symptoms they should self- isolate and you should book a test as soon as possible via https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/testing-and-tracing-covid-19/testing-covid-19
Children generally cope well with viruses and colds but if you are concerned that your child is unwell please contact the surgery for medical advice on 02890642914.
Ormeau Park Surgery’s emergency arrangements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
All routine appointments have been cancelled so do not attend at the surgery.
The only GP appointments are those that are approved and arranged by the doctors themselves if clinically appropriate.
If you need advice from the GP this must be requested by telephoning the surgery and requesting a telephone consultation. GP telephone requests can only be made between 8.30am and 11am in the morning. Phone calls after 11am are reserved for medical emergencies.
Prescriptions can be collected at the hatch in the porch.
Please do not telephone to see if your prescription is ready. This reduces accessibility on our phone lines for other patients. Repeat prescriptions will be ready in 2 working days after the request.
Access to the building will otherwise be restricted to maintain an infection free zone, so we can continue to provide non-Covid related healthcare. All approved nurse appointments should present at the back door in the carpark.
Self Isolation Note
Please click here to access the NHS Self Isolation Note Service where you can apply for a note for your employer.
From 24th June 2019 the surgery doors will open at 8.30am and close at 5.30pm. We will be closed for lunch on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.30pm to 1.15 pm. We will be closed from 1pm on a Wednesday.
Drs Cheyne, Gracey, McKeown, Dunlop and Collins
281 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GG
Tel: (028) 9064 2914
Fax: (028) 9064 3993
Online Appointment Booking
and Repeat Prescription Ordering
Online appointment booking and repeat prescription ordering is now available.
To register, please come into the surgery with your photographic ID and fill out a registration form. You will be given your registration details. The registration form is availalbe in the forms section of the website. When you have these you can use this link www.patient-services.co.uk to use the service.
Welcome To Our Practice
Our aim is to provide our patients with the best possible care within the resources available to us and to deal with any problems as quickly and efficiently as possible. This website is to help you get to know about the services we provide. Please feel free to browse. We hope you will find it useful and informative.
Surgery Opening Hours
Reception is open during the following times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8.30am - 12.30pm and 1.15pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday - 8.30am - 1.00pm
Monday to Friday 9.00 - 11.00am and 2.30 - 5.00pm
(except on Wednesday when surgery is held in the morning only)
All surgeries are by appointment. Consultation times may vary according to demands.
1893 TO 2004 - "OVER 100 YEARS A DOCTOR'S SURGERY"
The medical practice at 281 Ormeau Road was first established in 1893 by Dr J Davidson. The house was built as a wedding present for Dr Davidson by his father-in-law.
Dr Davidson was succeeded in early 1930 by Dr J Boyd, who subsequently left general practice in 1940 to accept a position as consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Victoria Hospital. Dr J B Young purchased 281 Ormeau Road and continued practising medicine there until his retirement in 1963 when his assistant Dr J D Henderson became his successor.
Dr C W Musgrave, who practised medicine at 297 Ormeau Road, joined Dr Henderson and the two practices were amalgamated. As the practice developed, with an increasing growth in the number of patients, Dr F C Gormley later joined the panel of doctors.
Dr R A Loane, at the time a senior surgical registrar, became a partner in 1970.
Dr Gormley left to work in England at the end of 1975 and was replaced by Dr B E Dean. After spending some time abroad in anaesthetics, Dr Ruth McKeown became the first female doctor to join the practice in 1979. Some years later, in 1984, as the practice continued to expand, Dr I G Rowan became the fifth partner. Dr Henderson retired in December 1996 and in February 1997 was replaced by Dr D B Cheyne. Dr R A Loane retired in 1998 and Dr Ruth McKeown in 2003. Dr Sharon E Gracey joined the practice in 2003. Having worked as a locum for the Practice, Dr Cathy A McKeown became a partner in April 2010 on the retirement of Dr B E Dean. Dr Ian Rowan retired in December 2017. Dr Holly Dunlop and Dr Deborah Collins have also joined the Practice as Partners in the recent years. The practice is not a limited partnership.
The building at 281 Ormeau Road was extensively renovated in 1986 to provide more surgeries and a treatment room and thereby a higher standard of service for patients. Over the last number of years further modernisation in the form of computerisation, re-design of the reception and waiting areas and the installation of a lift to the first floor have served to increase efficiency and the quality of care provided.
Diversity and Equality
Ormeau Park Surgery welcomes patients from all diverse groups.
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