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Comments Off on Rheumatology Appointments During Corona Virus Pandemic (Revised 06/04/2020)

This is to reassure patients under my care I remain available to provide a service to my patients at this difficult time and intend to do so throughout this pandemic.

I have a duty of care to the hundreds of patients I see every month, many of whom are particularly vulnerable at this time, and who require my support and medical care. I take my duty of care to them very seriously.

90% of appointments are taking using video or telephone and I am still available to see patients in person for urgent and emergency problems where appropriate.

Where patients need to attend in person, additional special precautions will be taken to protect patients and staff.

 

Infusion therapies

Infusion therapies will continue as scheduled, but again with extra precautions in place.

I have a scheduled appointment. Do I need to contact the office?

No. My office will contact you directly to arrange a video or phone appointment, or to reschedule.

I don’t have an appointment but need one. What do I do?

Rest assured the office team are all still working and contactable. The best way to contact the office at the moment is by email on suite.19@galwayclinic.com (not GDPR compliant but I’ll leave that up to you). The phone has been particularly busy so email is the easiest way to get in touch.

New Telephone Number

Our new telephone number is 091 342508.

We have changed our number as part a new internet based phone system to facilitate working from home for some members of staff.

Thanks for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. Stay safe.

Dr. Ronan Kavanagh MD FRCPI

 

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