Dr Siobhan McDonagh
Dr Colum Walsh

39 Prospect Hill, Galway city,

Tel (091) 524536

Fax (091) 532769

Email: info@prospecthealthcentre.com

Health Care for all the Family

At Prospect Health Centre we provide advice, information and treatment on health and illness for all the family, in a professional and caring manner.


Acute Illness Diagnosis and Treatment

Managing an acute illness requires prompt assessment in a professional manner. In order to facilitate this we offer emergency and same day appointments for urgent medical problems. It is of utmost importance to us that views of patients and carers are taken into consideration when developing a treatment plan.


Blood Tests

Blood tests are carried out by our nurse Barbara or by your doctor during your consultation. The samples are then sent by courier to the labs at UCHG. We then download your results from a secure hospital website directly to your patient file. Results of blood investigations are available from our nurse between the hours of 2-3pm Monday – Wednesday afternoons. Blood tests are important investigations in the management of conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disease and high cholesterol.


Heart Health

The risk of heart disease can be reduced for most people. It is very beneficial to assess risk factors for Cardio-vascular disease. Early detection signs such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure can be diagnosed through regular screening and can reduce the risk of strokes and heart attacks in both women and men.

24 Hour Blood Pressure monitoring is offered at the surgery. Your first visit is with our Nurse Barbara to fit the blood pressure monitor and explain the procedure. Your second visit, approximately 24 hours later will be with your Doctor where he/she will read the results of the recording and discuss a treatment plan.

An ECG is a tracing of the Electrical Activity in the heart. This important test may be performed in the course of routine care or as an emergency.


Mental Health Care

As Mental Health problems are one of the most common ailments to afflict our society it is now more important than ever to increase our awareness of positive mental health. At Prospect Health Centre we offer a confidential and supportive opportunity for our patients to discuss their concerns and seek advice on how to access relevant support to enable them to cope with emerging mental health difficulties that affect our daily lives.


From Tots to Teens…

At Prospect Health Centre we look after the general health care of children from birth, to toddlers and right through to teens. Our wide range of services in child health care includes:

  • Immunisations,
  • Health and developmental checks
  • Treatment of non serious accidents, such as cuts that need stitching and minor bangs to the head etc.
  • Colds & flu
  • Diarrhoea & vomiting
  • Skin problems, etc.

We are always available for parents to discuss personal concerns and stresses and to make referrals for further investigations where required.


Childhood Vaccinations

We are approved by the HSE to give all childhood vaccinations. These are carried out by our Nurse Barbara. For details of the full childhood vaccination schedule please log onto this link. (Link to HSE New Childhood Vaccination Schedule)


Teen Health Care

Dr Siobhan Mc Donagh has a special interest in looking after the medical, psychological and social needs of adolescents as they develop from childhood to adulthood.

  • General adolescent healthcare
  • Support with adjustment to chronic illnesses i.e. diabetes, asthma….
  • Treatment of skin disorders i.e. acne, psoriasis, & eczema
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Behaviour, family and school problems
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or obesity
  • Contraception advice and management
  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine, available for girls and young women between 9-26yrs. This consists of 3 injections over 6 months.

Student Health Care

Transition from adolescence to adulthood can bring many changes and challenges. For many this may be their first time away from home. At Prospect Health Centre we welcome students and offer a friendly confidential service in the heart of Galway City. Our range of services at a discounted student rate includes:

  • Treatment of illnesses and/or injuries
  • Guidance and management of chronic conditions e.g. asthma, diabetes, epilepsy
  • Consultation and support with sexual and reproductive health issues e.g. cervical smears, contraceptive advice, sexually transmitted infections screening & treatment
  • Management of psychological problems:
    • anxiety and  panic
    • grief and loss
    • exam stress
    • depression
    • home sickness
    • sleep problems
  • Treatment of skin disorders i.e. acne, psoriasis, & eczema
  • Healthy lifestyle – exercise and nutrition advice
  • Travel advice and vaccinations

Flu Vaccine

We offer a walk in clinic for the flu vaccine during the Flu season. At present this clinic is available Monday's Tuesday's and Wednesday's between 11-12pm. No appointment necessary.


Chronic Disease Detection and Management

Early detection of chronic diseases such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes or arthritis is very important in the control and management of the disease. At Prospect Health Centre we endeavour to assist our patients in understanding their condition and living successfully with it. Our aim is to provide a patient centred approach in managing your chronic disease.


Respiratory Illnesses including Asthma and Pulmonary Disease

Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath and can affect all age groups from young to old. We offer a customised plan for proactively monitoring and managing your symptoms.

COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the occurrence of chronic bronchitis or disease of the lungs in which the airways narrow over time. This limits airflow to and from the lungs causing shortness of breath. Important management strategies include: smoking cessation; flu and pneumonia vaccinations; rehabilitation and drug therapy (often using inhalers).

Emphysema is a long term lung disease most often caused by tobacco smoking and long term exposure to air pollution. Emphysema is an irreversible degenerative condition. It is recommended that people who think they may have the disease seek medical attention as soon as possible. Medical advice is essential in optimising the patient’s quality of life and will teach the patient how to actively manage his or her care.


BMI & Lifestyle Screening

Body mass index helps to determine if you are a healthy weight for your height. The World Health Organisation regards a BMI of less than 18.5 as underweight which may indicate malnutrition, an eating disorder or other health problems. While a BMI greater than 25 is considered overweight and above 30 is considered obese. Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk of many diseases and health conditions including the following:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sleep apnoea & respiratory problems
  • Hypertension
  • High and low cholesterol
  • Some cancers

At Prospect Health Centre we offer tailored advice on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle options.


Sexual Health Screening

At Prospect Health Centre we offer a discrete and confidential screening service for sexually transmitted infections. We can screen for; diagnose and treat the common sexually transmitted infections in both women and men. Both male and female doctors are available for consultation on all sexual health matters.

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