Drs Rowan, Cheyne, Gracey & McKeown
281 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GG
Tel: (028) 9064 2914
Fax: (028) 9064 3993
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 - 8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday - 8.00am - 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. 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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