Welcome to Balmoral Surgery Website
The Doctors and staff at Balmoral Surgery aim to provide the highest standard of care to all our patients.
We run many clinics for the management of Chronic Diseases such as Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease and Diabetes. We also offer a wide variety of other services such as Childhood Immunisations, Antenatal and Postnatal Care.
We are a South Belfast Practice.
Dr Alison Hamilton - Retirement
Dr Alison Hamilton has now retired from the practice and we as a team here at Balmoral Surgery will very much miss working with her. If you would like to read a message she has written please click on the Newsletter link below
The Team at Balmoral Surgery would like to thank Dr .Hamilton most sincerely for all her help, support and counsel throughout the years. We have all very much missed her during this past year and will continue to do so. All the team looked up to her and hold her in very high esteem. Dr Hamilton - we wish you good health in your retirement. We continue to remember The Boyd Family in our thoughts now and in the future - fromTeam Balmoral
Two new GP Partners
We have two new GP Partners to introduce:
- Dr Timothy McCormick - joined our team on 1st July 2016.
- Dr Eve Gilmore— who joins us from 1st October 2016
We welcome both of them to the team at Balmoral Surgery and look forward to working with them in the future
PRACTICE TRAINING DAY CLOSURES
The surgery will be closed on the following dates:
- Thursday 29th September 2016 from 1pm - Training
- Wednesday 19th October 2016 from 1pm - Training
In the event of an emergency please contact the Out of Hours Centre on Tel: 9079 6220 __________________________________________________________________
FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME—2016/2017
Its that time of year again! The Flu Vaccination programme for winter 2016/17 will officially begin on 3rd October 2016. The Flu Vaccination is available to everyone aged 65 years and over or, if you are in a clinical risk group such as— suffering from Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, COPD, Renal Disease, Liver Disease, BMI of 40 and over or if your are a carer.
If you are Immunosuppressed, by this we mean , due to a particular medication or undergoing chemotherapy you will be included in a ‘risk group’ and will also be offered the vaccination. Again this year, all pregnant women at any stage of pregnancy (first, second or third trimesters) will be given the flu vaccine in the practice.
Also being vaccinated this year, in the practice, are all pre-school children aged 2 years and over, on 1st September 2016 - that is children born between 2nd July 2012 and 1st September 2014.
Please note—all children attending P1 to P7—primary school (DOB 2nd July 2005 to 1st July 2012) will be offered the flu vaccination by the school health team.
Please contact reception now to make an appointment with the Treatment Room Staff, for one of our flu clinics—you do not need to wait for a telephone call or a postal invitation.
The flu vaccine protects against the 3 most common strains of flu.:
- an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdm09 –like virus
- an A/Hong Kong /4801/2014 (H3N2) - like virus
- a B/Brisbane/60/2008 -like virus
SHINGLES VACCINATION PROGRAMME - 2016/17
The Shingles Vaccination is available from 3rd October 2016 and is offered to all patients aged 70 and 78 years on 1st September 2016.
Please see below for full explanation of eligibility:
- Patients Age 70 years on 1st September 2016 (Birth date range – 02/09/1945 to 01/09/1946)
- Patients Age 78 years on 1st September 2016 (Birth date range – 02/09/1937 to 01/09/1938)
If you missed the vaccination in previous years, and you are not yet 80 years all - those patients now aged 71, 72, 73 or 79 years of age who have not already received the shingles vaccine remain eligable to receive it during 2016/17.
Selfcare Information. Please click the icon for leaflets and more information.
The Surgery has been designed to accommodate the disabled. The entrance, consultation rooms and toilet are suitable for access of wheelchairs. There is parking on the Surgery forecourt.
Yellow Fever Clinic
We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre and this service is available to everyone. You do not need to be registered at our practice to use this service. Please contact the surgery if you want to make an appointment.
Please note: a private fee will apply.
Keep up to date with happenings at the practice. Download our latest practice newsletter
(Site updated 23/09/2016)