Children’s Health

Children’s Health

All our doctors have an extensive range of knowledge and expertise in Paediatric medicine.

Our Practice Nurses administer the Childhood Vaccination Programme and can offer practical advice on pre-vaccination and post-vaccination complications. Baby Vaccination clinics are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  It is necessary to book an appointment for these consultations and please ensure to bring baby’s Immunisation Passport to each visit.

The first vaccine is given after the baby is two (2) calendar months old.   For comprehensive information on the Immunisation Schedule for babies, you should visit the HSE Immunisation website.  

 

 

What to do when your child is sick

If you are concerned your child is unwell, but may not need a doctor immediately, a useful website for information is www.undertheweather.ie.

Our practice nurses are available for any queries or advice needed, please telephone the surgery, leave details of your query and a nurse will telephone you as soon as an opportunity arises. Our practice nurses are also available to triage and take care of your sick child, if you doctor is delayed with another sick patient.  

 

 

Asthma screening and review for children Under 6

Asthma Assessments are provided for those between 2 and 6 years of age, diagnosed with Asthma. This entails a special review 3 months after a new diagnosis and an Annual Review. The aim of the screening programme is to

  1. control Asthma symptoms
  2. reduce severity and control asthma attacks
  3. review medication and devices
  4. parent and child education

Parents will be contacted by telephone to arrange appointments with the Practice Nurse, from June 2017 onwards.