• Apr 12 2021

    We are vaccinating our High Risk patients: Contact Us.


    Covid 19 Vaccinations for High Risk groups

    It has been a long wait for everyone, but we can finally start preparations for vaccinating our patients in-surgery.

    We don’t know yet when exactly we will get out vaccine delivery, but we are already well advanced in the task of identifying the patients who are next to be vaccinated.

    These will be the patients from the Very High Risk (Cohort 4) and High Risk (Cohort 7) groups.

    Not all of the patients in these groups will be vaccinated in General Practice, with most of the highest risk patients being contacted by Acute Services and called for vaccination in the hospital.



  • Feb 12 2021

    Covid19 Vaccination Programme


    Covid19 Vaccination Programme

    The rollout of Covid19 vaccines for all patients over the age of 70, is due to begin the week of 15th February 2021.

    The first group to be vaccinated will be age over 85, followed by age 80-84, then 75-79, then 70-74.

  • Dec 29 2020

    Covid19 Vaccination Programme


    Covid19 Vaccination Programme

  • Dec 24 2020

    Xmas Opening Hours 2020


    Xmas Opening Hours 2020

  • Dec 11 2020

    Flu Vaccinations - 13 to 17 year olds


    Flu Vaccinations - 13 to 17 year olds

  • Dec 10 2020

    Flu vaccination for Carers


    Flu vaccination for Carers.

  • Sep 28 2020

    Influenza Vaccinations 2020


    'Flu vaccination 2020/21

    Flu season is here and we are encouraging everyone to get the vaccine.

    Help reduce the potential burden on our hospitals this winter.
    Get the 'Flu vaccine.

    Drop us an email now to book in. The vaccine supplies are arriving tomorrow.

    The HSE has a very useful information page, including information leaflets and videos in a number of languages.

    Click HERE or HERE

  • Sep 08 2020

    Some changes for Winter 20/21


    Some changes for Winter 20/21

    Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and in keeping with public health guidance, we have had to make some changes to our appointment arrangements in Galway Bay Medical Centre with effect from 7th September 2020.


  • Apr 28 2020

    Covid19 - Testing Criteria Update


    A quick update on the changes to Covid19 testing guidelines:

    You can now be referred for testing if you are in one or more of the categories for priority testing and meet the testing criteria below.

    If you are not in a priority group we cannot refer you for testing at this time........

  • Mar 30 2020

    What to do for mild Covid19 symptoms


    What to do if you have symptoms that don't qualify you for Covid19 testing

    As you will know, GPs can only refer patients for Covid19 tests who fit the current criteria for testing - meaning a fever plus either cough or shortness of breath, along with being in one of the at risk groups.

  • Mar 30 2020

    Can I attend as normal....

    Don't feel that you need to stay away from us for Non-Covid19 related visits.
    Our doors are locked to protect against spread of Covid-19, but we are still open from 0830 until 1700 and here for you.

  • Mar 25 2020

    Covid 19 - Update - Changes to testing

    If you've heard the news this morning, you will already know that Public Health guidelines around testing for Covid19 have been changed overnight.........

  • Mar 23 2020

    Covid19 - What we know about testing..

    There seems to be a lot of confusion around relating to the Covid19 testing programme, which is understandable when you consider the speed this programme was rolled out and the volume of people to be tested.
    As GP's, we know very little of what happens after we refer you for the test except what we hear anecdotally.

    What we DO know....

  • Mar 18 2020

    Covid 19 - Update

    Daily Update – 18 March 2020

    Since Monday 16th March, GPs can order a test for Covid-19 by electronic referral following a phone consultation with the patient..........

  • Mar 02 2020

    Covid-19 Coronavirus


    As we all know by now, we have seen the first cases of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland over the past few days.

  • Sep 23 2019

    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019 - NOW IN STOCK


    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019 - NOW IN STOCK

  • Sep 11 2019

    'Flu Vaccinations - Winter 2019


    'Flu Vaccines

    We have yet to receive confirmation of the delivery date for the 2019 'Flu vaccines but we hope to have them by end of September.

    We will update once we know more...

    Thank you


  • Jan 17 2019

    Price Reduction


    Meningitis B vaccine price reduced


  • Dec 18 2018

    Christmas Opening Hours 2018/19


    Christmas Opening Hours



    Wishing all our patients, colleagues and friends a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • Sep 21 2018

    Walk in Flu Vaccination Clinic


    Walk-in Flu vaccination clinic at GBMC

  • May 18 2018

    What is a 'screening test' ....


    This is a great article by David Robert Grimes in the Irish Times today. Explains in plain English the difference between 'screening tests' and 'diagnostic tests', the limitations of screening for disease, what 'false positive' means and more, in the context of the CervicalCheck scandal....



  • Apr 25 2018

    Anam Cara Galway


    Anam Cara Galway, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold its next monthly Parent Evening on Wednesday 2nd of May from 19:30 to 21:00 in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway.

  • Jan 11 2018

    Flooding 2018 - Update


    Finally, we are back up and running almost as normal.

    We have no heating and no carpets but phones are back.
    We do have a bit of a backlog of appointments to get through but we're getting there.

    Thanks for your patience, patients.
  • Jan 07 2018

    Surgery closures following flooding - January 2018

    Unfortunately the surgery will be providing a very limited service tomorrow.
  • Dec 18 2017

    Christmas Opening Hours 2017/2018

    Christmas Opening Hours 2017/2018
  • Oct 10 2017

    Vaccine availability update: Mid - October 2017


    Vaccine availability update: Mid - October 2017

  • Sep 28 2017

    Vaccine availability update: October 2017


    Vaccine availability update: October 2017

  • Sep 20 2017

    Vaccine availability update: September 2017


    Vaccine availability update: September 2017

  • Jul 05 2017

    Vaccine availability update: July 2017

    Vaccine availability update: July 2017.......
  • May 22 2017

    RIP Chris Cornell...


    You might wonder why are we posting an article about the death of a rock star most people have never heard of?
    Here's why......


  • Mar 31 2017

    Shingles Vaccine


    We are please to announce that we can now offer vaccination against Shingles.

    For more information and pricing, Click here

    Phone reception for an appointment

  • Feb 27 2017

    Temporary Fax number


    Thanks to a technical glitch..... our Fax number has changed to 091 454268....

    ...and no, this post is not a time traveller from the 80's... GP's still use faxes! :)

  • Jan 31 2017

    Dr Clare Kambamettu talks CBT


    Our wonderful Clinical Psychologist and Director of Lighthouse Psychology.....

  • Jan 10 2017

    Fees & Charges January 2017


    From 16th January 2017 ......



  • Oct 12 2016

    Floating Doctors - Life Saving rescue


    Floating Doctors

    Floating Doctors are a non-profit medical relief team who operate from an expedition vessel called The Southern Wind which they use to deliver medical aid and relief to the isolated people who are their patients.

  • Oct 07 2016

    Chickenpox vaccines back in stock

    We have managed to get a limited supply of the chickenpox vaccine. There is still no certainty of supply in to the future so if you were thinking of vaccinating your child, give us a call to reserve your vaccine today.
  • Sep 05 2016

    2016/17 Flu Vaccine


    'Flu Vaccines now in stock....


  • Aug 23 2016

    Joining the dots in our Health Service


    A huge step forward in modernising our Health service has been taken.....Individual Patient Identifiers are up and running.

  • Aug 04 2016

    No change to the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule

    Contrary to previous reports, Meningitis B and Rotavirus vaccinations will not be added to the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule in October.....
  • Jun 13 2016

    Meningitis B vaccine unavailable again

    Meningitis B vaccine is unavailable to order again......
  • Jun 08 2016

    Hepatitis A & typhoid vaccines in short supply


    Appointments with our Travel Vaccination clinic are in huge demand.
    Along with this, there is a worldwide shortage of Hepatitis A vaccine & Typhoid vaccine with no re-supply date available from our domestic suppliers......

  • May 17 2016

    Irish Cancer Society - SunSmart campaign

    Did you know that Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland?.....
  • May 06 2016

    Confirmation that MenB & Rotavirus will be added to the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule

    We have recieved official confirmation that vaccination against Meningitis B & Rotavirus will be added to the Primary Childhood Immunisation Schedule for all babies born on or after October 1st 2016.
  • Mar 21 2016

    MenB and Rotavirus to be added to the Childhood Vaccination schedule


    With further details to be announced in the coming weeks.....

  • Feb 18 2016

    The reality of Mental Health Services in Ireland


    This is a particularily sad and frustrating story that happens to involve Galway University Hospital but is replicated in one form or another up and down the country. We see the fall-out from it every single day in surgery......

  • Jan 12 2016

    HPV Vaccine - The Facts


    A well written article. Worth a read....

  • Dec 16 2015

    Xmas 2015 Opening Hours


    Xmas 2015 Opening Hours

    Wednesday 23rd Dec Open as normal....

  • Nov 30 2015

    New Fertility Services


    In response to huge demand from our clients....


  • Aug 28 2015

    Price Drop - Harmony Non-Invasive Pre-Natal testing


    Price Reduction - Harmony Pre-Natal testing

    We are pleased to announce that following a review of our costs we are able to reduce the price of this cutting edge DNA test by almost 20% to €495 euro..

    Full details can be found by clicking here

    Give our reception team a call to book your appointment now.

  • Jul 16 2015

    Galway 2020 - Towards becoming City of Culture


    Our friends at have made a fantastic video in which the people of this amazing city talk about what they are doing to help Galway be chosen for this most prestigious title...

  • Jun 19 2015

    Free Care for Under 6 scheme. Update:

    Following advice from our union, the NAGP, Galway Bay Medical Centre have agreed to participate in the Free Care for Under 6's........
  • Jun 16 2015

    Dangerous Cancer charlatan visits Galway

    Great news from Galway this morning. Pressure from concerned locals has seen both The Clayton Hotel and The Connacht Hotel cancelling events featuring Brian Clement.....
  • Jun 14 2015

    Free GP Care for Under 6's - An Update.


    Dear Parents of our Under-6 year old patients,

    The HSE website which allows you to register your child or children for Free GP Care is live from Monday 15th June 2015.

    You will notice when you try to register that Dr Murphy, Dr Wilson and Dr Quirke do not appear on the list of registered GPs.........

  • Jun 02 2015

    Clever products for diabetic children


    Innovative products for Diabetics

    Quippe Medical are a new start-up Australian company..........


  • May 18 2015

    Dr Sinead Murphy discusses the crisis in General Practice


    Dr Sinead Murphy of Galway Bay Medical Centre was interviewed by The Connacht Tribune at the recent ICGP AGM in the Radission Galway.....


  • Feb 09 2015

    Latest on Free GP care for Under 6's


    The first shots have been fired in what looks like being a very devisive dispute between GP's unions and the Department of Health....

  • Feb 09 2015

    New Rules for Laser Eye Surgery...


    Talk to us. Your GP is always available to discuss any form of surgery and your referral options.......

  • Dec 16 2014

    Christmas 2014 Opening Hours


    Our opening hours for 2014/2015 Christmas season.

  • Oct 10 2014

    Naturopathy and Infertility


    A very interesting article from Scott at Science-Based Pharmacy........

  • Jun 30 2014

    Chikungunya Fever Alert - June 2014

    What is Chikungunya Fever......
  • May 30 2014

    Patients promised return of discretionary medical cards in Government climbdown


    The Government has insisted its plans to introduce free GP care for all are still on track, despite an embarrassing climbdown yesterday over discretionary medical cards.

    Patients who lost discretionary cards over the past year have been promised their early return once legislation promised by the Government to allow for cards to be granted on the basis of designated medical conditions is implemented...........

  • May 30 2014

    Men's Health Week 2014

    Men's Health Week 2014 runs from Monday 9th until Sunday 15th June 2014 and is celebrated in most European countries, as well as in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and a number of other places worldwide. The theme for Men's Health Week 2014 on the island of Ireland is: 'Challenges, Choices and Celebrations'.
  • May 22 2014

    Bilharzia Alert - May 2014


    European Centre for Disease Prevention is advising of 11 cases of uro-genital schistosomiasis in Southern Corsica.....

  • May 22 2014

    WHO Polio Alert - May 2014


    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued an alert regarding the risk of polio spread internationally....



  • May 21 2014

    Our Childrens Health Campaign


    OUR CHILDRENS HEALTH is a multi faceted, peaceful and dignified national campaign. Our primary aim is to realise an amendment to the Health Act of 1970 that will legally entitle any child diagnosed with a serious illness or congenital condition to a full medical card for the duration of their illness.....

  • Mar 07 2014

    Whooping Cough Vaccine


    Whooping Cough (Pertussis) vaccines are now available...

  • Feb 03 2014

    Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse Service

    Do you know anyone who you feel may be a suicide risk? Having any thoughts yourself that life is not worth living, and that the escape of suicide may be attractive? This is way more common than you think.......
  • Feb 03 2014

    DVT risk in contraceptive pill users


    It was widely (and somewhat hysterically) reported  this morning that the UK drug watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned that users of some contraceptive pills may be at double the risk of potentially fatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) than other users..........

  • Dec 16 2013

    Christmas 2013 - Opening Hours


    Xmas 2013 -  Surgery Opening Hours

  • Dec 11 2013

    Christmas is here...


    Our very first Xmas window is here. What started as a 'Lets just cover some stuff in cotton-wool....' kind of idea very quickly turned into carpentry and spray-painting fences on the footpath outside.. Andy the Elf was very busy with drills and saws for 2 days.

    Christmas Window

  • Nov 22 2013

    European Antibiotic Awareness Day


    Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day and while that may seem like an insignificant enough event to devote an entire day to, the truth is more worrying...

  • Nov 13 2013

    IMO launch GP campaign


    The Irish Medical Organisation have launched a national campaign calling on the Government to resource General Practice properly to allow us to care for you and your family safely.....


  • Oct 23 2013

    AMH Test price reduction

    AMH (Ovarian Reserve) test reduced from €170 to €130 euro
  • Oct 23 2013

    Change to our Opening Hours....

    Now open for appointments every lunchtime...
  • Oct 17 2013

    The big boys made him do it....


    Fine Gael claim that Minister Reilly was 'screwed over' by labour. No doubt, he'll be able to sympathise with our medical card patients so....

  • Oct 17 2013

    Progress for NCHDs or more empty promises?



    The Irish Medical Organisation recommended yesterday that junior doctors say 'yes' to the Labour Relations Court proposal......

  • Oct 17 2013

    'Just keep repeating the lie, Brendan'


    Via today...


    ' was less clear why Stella from Galway had the medical cards for her sons snatched away after years of state help. Referring to Mr Noonan’s lofty claim that all the children of nation should be “cherished equally”....'


  • Sep 17 2013

    'Flu Vaccine Season

    It's that time of year again, 2013 'Flu vaccines will be delivered to us on 24 September..
  • Sep 16 2013

    Price Reductions


    Here at Galway Bay Medical Centre we pride ourselves on listening to what our patients want...

  • Jul 14 2013

    Emergency Contraception in Galway


    We now offer a reduced price consultation (€30) for those who only require an assessment and prescription for emergency contraception (the 'morning after pill').

  • Jul 09 2013

    Chickenpox Vaccine Galway


    We are happy to offer chickenpox (Varicella) vaccination to children aged 14 months or older.

  • May 10 2013

    Students' Doctor Galway

    We are pleased to announce that we have extended our range of Student Services and introduced a range of new student discounts across our full menu of services.
  • Apr 03 2013

    Garda Medical Scheme Galway

    We are pleased to announce that Galway Bay Medical Centre have recently been accepted as a member of the Garda Siochana Doctor of Choice Scheme in Galway.
  • Mar 27 2013

    Cervicalcheck Update


    CervicalCheck (The National Cervical Screening Programme) provides free smear tests to women aged 25 to 60.

  • Feb 15 2013

    Chiropody & Podiatry service at Galway Bay Medical Centre

    From next Friday 15th February and every Friday thereafter by appointment, Leonie Hegerty O'Brien BSc. Pod Med., Pg. Dip Podiatric Surgery, MSCP(EIRE & UK) will be providing a Chiropody & Podiatry service here at Galway Bay Medical Centre.
  • Feb 05 2013

    Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist Galway

    Dr Ethel Ryan (MB, DCH, FJFICMI, FRACP, FRCPI, MSc) is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with over 12 years experience, currently working in UHG.
  • Jan 20 2013

    Longer opening hours


    We are happy to announce that we now offer lunchtime doctor appointments on Mondays and Thursdays. We are also open late on Thursdays until 6.30pm. In addition we have extended our nurse appointments - now available Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday mornings and Friday mornings.