November Newsletter

Christmas and New Year 2020-2021

Please be advised that we will be closing for the Christmas / New Year period from 25th December 2020 – 5th January 2021

Our phones will be answered by our After-Hours Services 24 hours a day/7 days a week over this time so please call them on 03 385 3114 if you require urgent assistance.  For emergencies please dial 111.

You can also attend the 24 Hour Surgery on Madras Street for any medical care whilst we are closed.

PRESCRPTIONS – if you will be needing a repeat prescription over this time please act early and request this well in advance to allow us time to process this for you.

We will be back, refreshed and looking forward to seeing you again, from Tuesday 5th January 2021.

Staffing update

You will recall from previous newsletters that Nurse Diane has decided the time is right to retire.  Diane will be finishing up with us in mid-December and we wish her all the best for her well-deserved retirement.

We have recently hired two new Nurses who we are excited to have join our team, Hazel starts with us on Monday 16th November and will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We also welcome Carol, starting with us on 10th December and working Thursdays and Fridays.

Dr Ben Seers is taking up an exciting new opportunity and will be moving on from Marshlands Family Health Centre at the end of November.  Rest assured your registration will be automatically transferred to one of our other excellent GPs. You can find out more about the team on the website

Please let reception know if you have a specific Dr that you would like your registration assigned to.  Please note that Dr Sorcha Nic Giolla and Dr Wayne McKenzie are not currently accepting new patients.

Dr Judith Rikmanspoel will be joining us on Monday 7th December.  Dr Rikmanspoel will be working Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and we look forward to welcoming her then.

Thank you from the Team at MFHC