Rowan, Cheyne, Gracey & McKeown
Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 3GG
Tel: (028) 9064 2914
Fax: (028) 9064 3993
To Our Practice
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.
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.
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.
Information Leaflet on New GMS Contract - Click
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OF INFORMATION – Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000
obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. A Publication Scheme is
a guide to the ‘classes’ of information the practice intends to routinely
make available. The publication scheme is available by CLICKING HERE
STAY SAFE IN THE SUN
Sunburn leads to premature aging and an increased risk of skin cancer. Expose yourself to the sun gradually. If you sunbathe use a cream with a high protection factor for the first 3 to 4 days. Avoid the sum between 11am and 3pm, when the rays are at their most damaging. Don't forget to protect your ears, lips, hair parting and the tip of your nose using a sunblock stick.
Wear a wide brimmed hat and cover up with loose clothing
Use sunglasses with UV Filters
Protect children and babies from direct sunlight. Cover them up with hats and long sleeves and apply SPF25 (or higher) onto their sensitive skin.
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