Welcome to Fintona Medical Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
All consulting rooms are on the ground floor and are accessible to wheelchair users. There is also a toilet for the disabled within the medical centre.
Guide dogs for the blind are welcome but no other animals please.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th Dec 21
Monday 3rd Jan 2022
Please order your prescription 7 days in advance of when it is required
COVID-19 and our services
Because of the increasing threat posed by the COVID19 Coronavirus, the doctors of Fintona Medical Centre have changed their working arrangements to protect patients and staff from accidental exposure to this viral infection
Please wear a mask when entering the building. This is to protect you, other patients and staff working in the building and we thank you for your cooperation in wearing. We are appealing however, to all our patients WHERE POSSIBLE BRING YOUR OWN MASK as you may be aware stocks of protective clothing are scarce and every little bit helps us keep everyone safe.
15 October 2021
We have now received our delivery of flu vaccinations. You will soon receive and invite to a flu clinic or you may also be offered an opportunistic vaccine when attending the practice for another reason.
COVID-19 Booster Vaccinations
25th October 2021
We have now been allocated a quota of COVID-19 Booster Vaccines..We will begin inviting patients in week commencing Monday 1st November.
The Practice is Extremely Busy at the Moment
Our practice, like many across NI and the wider UK, is experiencing an exceptional level of demand at present. In addition to delivering a record number of flu vaccinations, COVID vaccinations and COVID Boosters, we are also dealing with an increased number of patients seeking medical advice each day and appointments now take longer due to COVID-19 precautions to keep patients and staff safe. Anyone who wants medical advice or an appointment should first telephone the practice. The medical team triage calls every morning and anyone needing a face-to-face appointment is offered one. Due to the number of callers the call lists fill very quickly and you may experience long waits on the phone or have to call back. We apologise for this. All of our staff are working very hard to try and meet the increased demand but at times it is overwhelming. If your problem is urgent and the call list is full the receptionist will ask you specific questions to complete a triage proforma to pass to a member of the medical team for triage. We thank you for your understanding and our thanks to all those who have sent gifts, cards and kind messages.
A new ‘Phone First’ service has been rolled out to cover the Western Trust’s Altnagelvin and South West Acute Hospital’s Emergency Departments (EDs) and the Urgent Care and Treatment Unit in Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex Hospital, and will run from 08:00am to 12 Midnight 7 days per week.
The ‘Phone First’ service, aims to ensure that patients can get direct access to the right care, avoiding busy waiting rooms and staying safe.”
“The service is designed for patients, including children, who are feeling unwell and considering travelling to an ED or Minor Injuries Unit with an injury or illness which requires urgent treatment but is not immediately life threatening.
“When you call the ‘Phone First’ service your condition, or that of the person you are calling on behalf of, will be clinically assessed and arrangements made for you to access the most appropriate service to your needs. At present units in the Western Trust are only offering booked appointments for minor injuries in adults. You may receive telephone advice on minor illness via the phone first service or be directed to see your General Practitioner or to attend ED.
The ‘Phone First’ number to ring is 0300 020 6000
The ‘Phone First’ text relay number is 0870 240 5152
For all emergencies that are life threatening always call 999 immediately. This can include: Stroke, heart attack, loss of consciousness, breathing difficulties, severe bleeding or major trauma.
(Site updated 17/11/2021)