Children’s Health & Wellbeing
Healthcare is an issue that affects all children. For many children, a visit to their GP usually occurs just now and again. Children with specific health conditions such as asthma may visit us on a more regular basis; while children living with a chronic illness such as diabetes may have a more significant relationship with us as, we become an important part of their lives.
Regardless of how often your child may visit our service, we will do our very best to ensure this is a positive experience, where you and your child feel respected, listened to and supported in our care. We provide child-friendly healthcare with a smile, an understanding and listening ear, and the very best in evidence-based care.
At Galway East Medical Practice, we champion the health and wellbeing of children and pride ourselves on providing a child-friendly healthcare service for all. We also carefully consider your child’s unique health needs and their level of understanding so we can deliver healthcare that is appropriate to their stage of development. For example, the needs of babies vary greatly to the needs of toddlers, whereas the needs of older children also differ significantly from the healthcare needs and experiences of teenagers. With this mind, we have developed a specific programme of care for adolescents and young people; guys click here and girls click here.
Throughout this section, you will find useful links to inform and guide you through some common health problems we see children come in with regularly. We are big fans of mychild.ie, Patient and NHS Choices Children’s Health. Both websites are an excellent source of evidence-based health information and healthcare advice for parents.