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.
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.
Covid 19 testing https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/covid-19-coronavirus/testing-covid-19
Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses. When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.
We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health. Please do not contact your GP about getting the vaccine. We will contact patients in order of priority.
We will be contacting you via text or telephone call, please make sure you have all your contact details up to date.
Those who are CEV will be able to book now using the portal https://covid-19.hscni.net/get-vaccinated/ or telephone 0300 200 7813. Further information for patients will be made available on the NI direct website https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/covid-19-vaccination-programme-northern-Ireland
Statement on continued deployment of AstraZeneca vaccine in NI
Date published: 14 March 2021
The MHRA is the UK regulatory body for medicines and approves vaccines for public use when it is satisfied on grounds of safety and effectiveness.
On Thursday, the MHRA advised the public to continue getting their COVID-19 vaccines. This advice followed a decision by some countries to temporarily suspend the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine as a precautionary measure.
Health Minister Robin Swann and the Department of Health sought an update from the MHRA today, in light of the temporary AstraZeneca halt announced by the Republic of Ireland.
The MHRA has today advised: “We are aware of the action in Ireland. We are closely reviewing reports but given the large number of doses administered, and the frequency at which blood clots can occur naturally, the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause.”
In line with MHRA guidance, the roll-out of Northern Ireland’s vaccination programme will continue. A further expansion of this programme will be announced very shortly.
AstraZeneca vaccines are helping to protect the most vulnerable in our community from COVID-19, saving lives and reducing hospitalisation levels.
The statement the MHRA issued on Thursday can be viewed here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/mhra-response-to-danish-authorities-action-to-temporarily-suspend-the-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine(external link opens in a new window / tab)
Similar advice was issued by the European Medicines Agency, the EU’s regulator for medicines:
https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/news/covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca-prac-investigating-cases-thromboembolic-events-vaccines-benefits(external link opens in a new window / tab)
(Site updated 18/05/2021)