New private GP service opening in Newry
A brand new Private GP service is set to open in Newry in the coming weeks. Duality Health, situated at 9 Monaghan Street in the city, will be open in the evenings and at weekends and is billed as giving patients “instant access to a GP when you need it.”
With GP surgeries increasingly under pressure from growing patient lists and GPs across Northern Ireland warning that the present system of practice is unsustainable in the long term, the opening of a private service such as Duality Health, could be deemed as somewhat inevitable.
The service will open from 6pm to midnight every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 12pm to midnight every Friday, with weekend opening hours of 11am to 6pm on Saturday and 12pm to 8pm on Sunday.
Patients from North and South of the Border will be accepted at the private practice, with a full range of regular GP services, urgent/out-of-hours care and extended services including family planning, referrals, minor injuries, ear syringing, blood testing and pathology services.
According to the Duality Health website, patients will be offered “quick and easy access to a fully qualified NHS trained GP whenever they wish – including the reassurance of being able to arrange an immediate appointment for the same day or within 24 hours.”
Booking is available online at www.dualityhealth.co.uk or on the Duality Health Facebook page with a credit or debit card payment taken at the time of booking.