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Christmas Opening & Information 2021-2022

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Sirona Medical – Christmas Opening Hours & Arrangements 2021-2022

The practice will be closed on the following days over the Christmas period due to
public/bank holidays:

  • Monday 27th December 2021 – Bank Holiday (in lieu of Christmas Day)
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021 – Bank Holiday (in lieu of St Stephen’s Day)
  • Monday 3rd January 2021 – Bank Holiday (in lieu of New Year’s Day)

The practice will be open with limited availability for URGENT APPOINTMENTS ONLY as follows:

  • Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – 8.30am 12.00pm  – Urgent Appointments Only
  • Wednesday 29th December – 8.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 5.00pm Urgent Appointments Only
  • Thursday 30th December – 8.30am – 12.00pm & 1.30pm – 5.00pm (Limited Urgent Appointments Only due to Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Clinic.
  • Friday 31st December – 8.30am – 12.00pm Urgent Appointment Only


D-Doc, the Out of Hours service for urgent GP appointments can be contacted on these days and outside usual surgery hours at 1850 22 44 77.


Please understand that appointments are for Strictly Urgent appointments only. We expect the Christmas period to be extremely busy due to Covid-19 and we ask that you please only contact the practice if your issue is genuinely urgent.

We operate with reduced staff on these days so that everyone may have some time off at Christmas. 2021 has been an exceptionally challenging year for the health service, including our practice staff. Please understand that this means a limited number of appointments will be available and priority will be given to acute/urgent medical issues. Please make appointments for routine issues in January, however please be mindful that due to increasing Covid-19 infections, routine appointments may have to be further curtailed.


Requests for repeat prescriptions and Sick Notes/Illness Benefit Certs which fall due between the 24th of December and the 3rd of January should be requested on or before Wednesday 22nd December to ensure adequate time for preparation. Requests for prescriptions and Certs received between the 24th of December and 3rd of January may not be processed within the usual timeframe, due to increased clinical workload.


Administrative forms and letters will not be completed during the Christmas period (from the 20th of December 2021 to the 4th of January 2022) due to increased clinical workload and Christmas arrangements. It is also likely that the organisations requesting the forms and letters will not be processing them. Any forms and letter requests received between the 20th of December and the 4th of January will be scheduled for completion in the first week of 2022.

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation in relation to these arrangements and throughout the year.

After another very busy and difficult year for everyone, we wish all our patients, your families, friends & carers a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir.