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Edenderry surgery reopens in temporary location after fire guts premises

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A doctor’s surgery in Edenderry has found a temporary home after fire gutted its current clinic.

Edenderry Clinic was operational forty eight hours after a random arson attack, on Sunday January 26, according to Dr Maurice Carroll.

“Devastating damage was caused to the modern clinic on Sunday 26 of January. Thankfully due to computerisation, no patient files or medical records were lost. This is because patient files are stored in the “Cloud” using a triple encryption system for data safety,” he explained.

“Like so many people in the Midlands recently, I realise the despair caused by random, indiscriminate arson attacks. Edenderry Clinic has over 3,000 patients and they, along with the community in Edenderry, have rallied around the surgery. There were hundreds of goodwill messages along with assistance from the local residents committee. This raised our morale during a difficult time.

“I would like to thank the Edenderry Gardaí and the HSE for their help. My G.P. colleagues in Edenderry, especially Dr Brady, have been extremely supportive and I would like to express my gratitude to them. This along with the fantastic support from my staff enabled commencement of business within 48 hours, in a temporary surgery across the road from our original premises. Continuity of care for the patients of Edenderry Clinic is my priority. This is why, in spite of adversity, and even though the clinic is in a temporary location, a full service is available,” he concluded.

 

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