The Midoc out-of-hours emergency GP service for the Midland region has announced its opening hours for the Christmas period.
There are three public holidays between Christmas and New Year which Midoc will cover in addition to their usual evening and weekend service.
The HSE asks potential patients to be extra mindful that the service is only for patients who require urgent GP medical care during the festive season.
Midoc will offer full coverage in the region on the public holidays from 6pm on Monday December 24 until 8am on Thursday December 27, and from 6pm on Monday December 31 until 8am on Wednesday January 2.
You can help the Midoc staff by taking note of the following:
If you think the patient is in immediate danger, say so as soon as your call is answered and then follow the instructions.
Do not call for routine matters that can wait until your doctor is back in his/her surgery.
Make sure that you get prescriptions filled so that you have enough medication over the holiday season, and have your medicine cabinet/first aid box stocked.
You can contact Midoc at 1850 302 702.