In an emergency please dial 999 first to activate an ambulance response!

Always call 999 first in the case of an accident or medical emergency when a person is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. In a situation where you think someone may be having a heart attack or stroke, call 999 immediately.

If you feel that a GP is required for emergency care please call the surgery on +353 21 4772717 or outside surgery hours contact the SouthDoc out-of-hours GP service on 1850 335 999

Warfarin Clinic

A warfarin clinic is held on alternate Tuesdays at the surgery between 8.30 and 9.30 am. 

Blood samples are sent to the hospital laboratory in CUH and results are given to the patient the following day. 

Warfarin is an anticoagulant. This is a medicine that stops blood from clotting. 

It can be given to people if they are at risk of developing a blood clot (thrombosis) or if they have developed a clot and need treatment.

Warfarin is used to treat and prevent the following health conditions:

  • deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the veins of the legs) 
  • pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs)
  • some transient ischaemic attacks (TIA or ‘mini-stroke’) or strokes, especially those caused by the irregular heart beat known as Atrial Fibrillation

While taking warfarin, you must have a regular blood test called an INR (international normalised ratio) test. This measures how long it takes your blood to clot. The results of the INR tests will determine the dose of anticoagulant you need to take (see box, right).