Everyone over five years of age in Northern Ireland with symptoms of coronavirus is now eligible for testing.  You can organise the test yourself online at or by calling 119.

You should get tested in the first 3 days of coronavirus symptoms appearing, although testing is considered effective up until day 5.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature); OR
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual); OR
  • a loss of or change in sense of smell or taste.

Community Midwives

The community midwife will share in your antenatal and post-natal care along with your doctor and health visitor.  The midwife will also visit you in your home after your baby is born to advise and assist you with your personal needs and those of your baby.  The hospital will advise you when you need to see the midwife.

Community Nurses

The community nursing team provide skilled nursing care in the patient’s own home and advise carers.  They assess need, advice on any matters of health concern, continuing care after discharge from hospital and assist and advise carers.  To contact the community nurse please ring 94 41037.

Health Visitors

The health visitor is qualified in nursing and midwifery and has been specially trained to give health advice on matters relating to family and child health.  They assess children’s development and also undertake health promotion within the practice.  To contact the health visitor please ring 94 471008.

Attached Staff


The podiatrist holds regular clinics at the medical practice.  For appointments and enquires regarding the service please contact thepodiatry central booking office on 9441 3985 between 08:30 - 17:00 Mon - Thurs and 08:30 - 12:30 on Friday.

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