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Elective Care Dermatology Patients
Letter re reduction in funding to EC Dermatology service at Ormeau Park Surgery.
Ormeau Park Surgery's access arrangements 2023
Access to the surgery is continually under review.
All GP consultations are by telephone in the first instance. The Doctor will arrange a face-to-face appointment with you if this is appropriate. Telephone consultations must be requested in the morning of each day. We are also offering patients who need it, the availability of booking a telephone consultation with a Dr within the next 48 hours. We are offering these 48-hour consultations in the afternoon as well for those who find it difficult to take telephone calls in the morning due to work commitments. We are also offering book within a week slots as well if appropriate.
Whilst staff are triaging the telephone call, they will decide which telephone slot is appropriate. When routine telephone calls are at capacity, our auto attendant will inform you of this and ask you to call back on another day unless your call is an emergency. Certain requests can be dealt with if you telephone in the afternoon.
We realise that phone lines can be busy but we ask that you appreciate that we are dealing with a huge volume of calls as efficiently as possible. We have increased our telephone capacity to assist in dealing with this increased volume. The auto attendant will inform you where you are in the queue and you can then decide to hold on or not.
Medical receptionists are trained to triage your telephone call and will ask you for some information so that it can be passed to the most appropriate staff member to deal with it safely.
Patients are reminded that Ormeau Park Surgery has a Zero Tolerance Policy so please be mindful of this when speaking to our staff.
All booked apts should now come to the front door. Please check in at reception, thank you
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 Gracey, Dunlop, Collins, Jenkins and Erskine
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 to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 5.30pm
Wednesday: 8.30am to 1.00pm
Monday to Friday: 9.00 to 11.00am and 2.30 to 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. Dr David Cheyne retired as a Partner from the surgery in November 2020. 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.
Dr Rhodri Jenkins has become a Partner in the surgery. Dr Rachel Erskine became a Partner in April 2023.
Dr McKeown retired as a Partner at the end of August 2023 but continues to work as a salaried GP 2 days per week.
Diversity and Equality
Ormeau Park Surgery welcomes patients from all diverse groups.
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