Out-Of-Hours Medical Care

Providing Out-Of-Hours medical care to patients throughout Mid-West region.

Nurse Advice  

Our dedicated team of Triage Nurses can offer medical advice over the telephone.

Nurse advice is free advice offered by the Triage Nurse and is based on the information received from the caller.

The advice offered by the triage nurse is evidence-based and it is important that the patient is happy with the advice. The final decision to follow the advice rests with the patient. For more information on how the Triage process works, click here.

Shannondoc's central call centre is located on the grounds of St. Camillus' Hospital, Limerick City.

The call centre is staffed round-the-clock and handles over 110,000 calls annually. For more information on how the Triage process works, click here.


Treatment Centres strategically located throughout the Mid-West region.

The triage nurse may occasionally book an appointment with a doctor at your nearest Treatment Centre if your condition requires medical attention.

Once an appointment is booked, your details and medical symptoms will be sent via secure transmission to the treatment centre. The GP on duty is informed and will make the necessary preparations for your appointment. It is advised that you arrive at the treatment centre at the scheduled time of your appointment to avoid delays in treatment. Please bring your Medical card to the centre along with anything relevant to your condition. Please note that Shannondoc does not operate a Walk-in service. Please phone 1850 212 999 and speak to a nurse before making an appointment.

Shannondoc operates 12 fully-equipped treatment centres, located throughout the Mid-West region.

Located in counties Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary, Treatment Centres operate like your local GP surgery, only during Out-Of-Hours. Sited near the main population centres and major road networks, the centres are usually under 20 minutes by car journey.

Home Visits  

A fleet of fully equipped Mobile units responding to urgent house calls.

In exceptional circumstances the triage nurse may decide to dispatch a Mobile Response Unit to your location.

Once your details are sent to the mobile response unit, the driver may contact you in advance to ask for directions to your location and may give you an approximate time of arrival. If you have your current GPS coordinates or postcode this may also assist the driver in finding your location quickly. If you have a vehicle near your location, it is helpful to turn on the hazard warning lights or leave the outside lights of your house on. Please remember to confine any dangerous animals on the property, such as guard dogs.

Shannondoc maintains a fleet of vehicles for it's mobile operations and medical support services.

Equipped with emergency medical equipment and linked via wireless to a central tracking station, the Mobile Response Units of the Shannondoc fleet have travelled 3.1 million kilometres since the creation of Shannondoc in 2002. Responding to urgent house calls, the vehicles also operate as support vehicles for our medical specimen collection service and laboratory delivery vehicles. Operated by drivers with advanced driving skills and possessing a keen knowledge of their local environ, the fleet is the backbone of Shannondoc's mobile operations.

If you have a medical issue that requires urgent medical attention, call Shannondoc on 1850 212 999

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When should I use this service?

  • Shannondoc provides urgent out-of-hours medical services when your GP surgery is closed.
  • If It is not for routine enquiries such as requesting repeat prescriptions, test results, booking an appointment, medical certificates or job medical requests.
  • Shannondoc is a service provided to patients whose family doctor is part of the Shannondoc Co-op.
  • Shannondoc is NOT a walk-in service. You must have an appointment.

Non-urgent medical problems

Please phone your GP practice when it is next open.


If you feel your medical problem is life-threatening call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

Operating hours

Monday - Friday
6:00 pm - 8:00 am

Weekends and Public holidays
Open 24 hours

Before you contact Shannondoc, please have the following at had:

Patient's name if known to you
Contact telephone number
Home address and current location
Patient's date of birth
Patient's GP name
Medical/GP/NHS/E111(If you don present your card you may be charged for your visit.

Call Shannondoc 1850 212 999

Your call will be answered by a patient care administrator who will ask you details of the patient and a contact number. Following a brief description of your presenting symptoms, the PCA will prioritise your call.


Routine - Urgent - Emergency

Your call will be responded to according to call priority and call back times can vary based on workload and/or time of day. Typically the following times are periods of higher workload:

Monday - Friday: 18:00 - 19:00

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 13:00

A highly trained Triage Nurse will call you back, they will gather relevant medical information relating to your presenting symptoms. Following the initial assessment by one of our nurses, your call may result in one of the following:

Nurse advice - Treating yourself at home and or referring you to another service.

Doctors advice - Treating yourself at home and/or referral to another service.

Treatment centre - An appointment offered to you based on the urgency of your symptoms.

Home visit - In exceptional circumstances, the GP may visit you at home.
Please have your medical card, a list of medication and any relevant information for your condition ready for the doctor.

Details of your contact with Shannondoc will be sent to your GP by the next working day.

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Shannondoc is an after-hours GP service, providing medical assistance when your local GP service has closed

Limerick City

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Weekends : 18:00pm Friday - 08:00am Monday

Dooradoyle Health Centre,
Off St. Nessans Rd,
Limerick City,
County Limerick.

GPS Coordinates
52.636286, -8.655473
V94 A6RX


Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Weekends : 18:00pm Friday - 08:00am Monday

Hospital Health Centre,
Knockainey Rd,
County Limerick.

GPS Coordinates
52.47456, -8.434625
V35 EA44

Newcastle West

Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Weekends : 18:00pm Friday - 08:00am Monday

Shannondoc Surgery
Bishop St,
Newcastle West,
County Limerick.

GPS Coordinates
52.452695, -9.058318
V42 W738

Strictly by appointment only. Please call 1850 212 999


Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Weekends : 18:00pm Friday - 08:00am Monday

Outpatients Department
Nenagh General Hospital,
County Tipperary.

GPS Coordinates
52.857892, -8.190052
E45 TW53


Operating Hours
Monday - Friday : 18:00pm - 23:00pm
Saturday & Sunday : 9:00am - 22:00pm

Cre House,
Roscrea Primary Care Centre
Templemore Rd (N62),
County Tipperary.

GPS Coordinates
52.940182, -7.78832
E53 X461


Operating Hours
Monday - Friday : 18:00pm - 23:00pm
Saturday & Sunday : 9:00am - 22:00pm

St Marys Health Centre
Parnell St,
County Tipperary.

GPS Coordinates
52.68145, -7.818888
E41 PN20

Strictly by appointment only. Please call 1850 212 999


Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Weekends : 18:00pm Friday - 08:00am Monday

Mid-Western Regional Hospital,
Gort Rd,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.851986, -8.982491
V95 HN29


Operating Hours
Saturday : 9:00am - 19:00pm
Sunday : 9:00am - 19:00pm

Ennistymon Community Hospital
Lahinch Road,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.936548, -9.317114
V95 CD58


Operating Hours
Closed due to Severe water damage
Reopens End-July

Thomas Street,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.806601, -8.444828
V94 RD21


Operating Hours
Saturday : 9:00am - 19:00pm
Sunday : 9:00am - 19:00pm

Regina House,
Cooraclare Rd,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.643207, -9.48368
V15 NH28

Milltown Malbay

Operating Hours
Monday - Friday : 18:00pm - 08:00am
Saturday : 19:00pm - 09:00am Sunday
Sunday : 19:00pm - 08:00am Monday

Medical Centre,
Spanish Point Rd,
Milltown Malbay,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.850908, -9.410221
V95 X72N


Operating Hours
Monday - Friday : 18:00pm - 23:00am
Saturday : 9:00am - 22:00am
Sunday : 9:00am - 22:00am

Shannon Health Centre
Shannon Town Centre,
County Clare.

GPS Coordinates
52.708258, -8.877405
V14 Y029

Strictly by appointment only. Please call 1850 212 999

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Urgent Medical Problem?

If you have an urgent medical problem outside of surgery hours, please phone the local number...1850 212 999 or 00353 61 459 500


Central Call Centre.
St. Camillus Hospital.
Shelbourne Road.
County Limerick.

Locum Doctor Application

Please contact the office directly during office hours.

Website Related Queries

For website related enquiries, please contact the web-master at: shannondocwebmaster@gmail.com


We are currently taking applications for Triage Nurse positions. Click Here for more details.

Chase Resourcing are delighted to announce our partnership with a Medical-based Call Centre. This Call Centre requires the skills and expertise of Telephone Triage Nurses to respond to calls and make sure the efficient delivery of the out of hours General Practitioner Service to the population of Limerick and Clare. These positions are full time and part-time and can be arranged to suit your own personal requirements.

  • To be the first line of support to patients and callers and ensure that all service users are treated with respect and dignity in a professional manner.
  • Provide Nurse Telephone Triage and nurse consultation in accordance with the Tele Triage nurse protocols, policies and guidelines validated by the employer. Ensuring all calls are prioritized and triaged appropriately.
  • An ability to handle emergency calls, patients and callers.
  • Maintain accurate notes of all your client consultations, furthermore ensure they are inputted on the computerized systems utilized by the employer to record notes accurately.
  • Ensure abbreviations used are those only from the employers recommended list.
  • Liaise with the multi-disciplinary team in the operation of the co-operative.
  • Liaise with other medical and emergency services when on duty as necessary.
  • Assist in the development of the clinical standards of service for telephone triage and aim to keep updated on all developments associated with the post.
  • Participate in the development of the tele triage function and generic standards of service within the Co-operative.
  • Be available to attend courses for professional development.

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the co-operative.
  • Assist in the initial responses and processing of patient complaints.
  • Deal with issues arising from the liaison with Doctor´s on duty.
  • Deal with issues arising from the liaison with treatment centre staff.

Registered General Nurse (RGN) with 5 years Post Grad experience

Experience in at least one of the following disciplines is required:

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Pediatrics
  • Practice Nursing
  • Obstetrics
  • General Medicine

Úna Houlihan

HR Manager
South West Doctors-On-Call Limited,
Floors 2 & 3, Hilliard House,
High Street,
Co. Kerry

Tel: +353 64 6691974
Fax: +353 64 6691944
E-Mail: uhoulihan@southdoc.ie

Office Hours

Monday - Friday.
9:00am - 18:00pm

Office Telephone

061 459527 *For business enquiries
061 459555 (FAX)

Office Email


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Shannondoc services are offered in Limerick - North Tipperary - Clare.


Shannondoc was created in 2002 to provide an improved medical service to patients within the Mid-West region. Operating mainly "out-of-hours", ensures that Shannondoc patients have continuous round-the-clock medical support outside of normal surgery hours.

The Team

Our dedicated medical team consists of 120 Doctors, 30 Nurses and 50 support staff enroled in various administrative, technical and support functions. Operating from the Central Call Centre in Limerick and from 12 Treatment Centres located throughout the Mid-West region of Ireland, all staff have an essential role in maintaining the operations of the service. While many staff are highly trained in a wide variety of specialised medical fields and technical roles, all staff are dedicated to providing a modern world-class medical service for the 21st century.


Central Call Centre

The Central Call Centre is located at St. Camillus' Hospital in Limerick City and handles over 110,000 medical cases each year. All medical cases are processed through the Call Centre. Participating family GP's recieve full reports on their patients if their medical needs were tended to during the out-of-hours service to assist in follow-on care.


Governance Code

We comply with the Governance Code for community, voluntary and charitable organisations in Ireland. We reviewed our organisation’s compliance with the principles in the Code on 31st May 2017. We based this review on an assessment of our organisational practice against the recommended actions for each principle. Our review sets out actions and completion dates for any issues that the assessment identifies need to be addressed.

Child Protection

If you have any concerns regarding child safety in the Treatment Centre, please immediately bring your concerns to the Doctor or Nurse on duty in the treatment centre.

Alternatively contact the triage nurse on 1850212999.

Shannonodoc Child safeguarding statement is available by clicking HERE or on request.