To all our friends and patients,
Autumn, ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’, as the poet Keats so eloquently put it, is upon us. Summer is saying goodbye, but yet the trees are a kaleidoscope of colour and swallows twitter happily in the sky. It’s a season often described as bittersweet, which just happens to be the very feeling at Mullan Gallagher this autumn, as we see the retirement of my long-standing colleague and very good friend Fiona Loughlin.
A dentist in our practice for more than 30 years, her wonderful skill, caring professionalism and down to earth advice made her an integral part of our team. Fiona’s wit, good humour, her gourmet preferences and refreshing honesty will be missed by everyone. (She could turn an ordinary morning into a hilarious one with a sentence or a gesture.) Though sad to see her go, we send Fiona every good wish for a happy, healthy and fulfilled future.
There is an old saying that in life we must trust that an ending is followed by a beginning. In this spirit we welcome Katie Dolaghan who starts with us at the end of October. Joining us with a reputation for her enthusiasm, skill and excellent patient care, Katie is a welcome addition to the clinical team at Mullan Gallagher.
As always, we would like to thank you, our patients for your continued co-operation in adhering to our health and safety protocols, including facemasks and social distancing. We appreciate this can be difficult as restrictions are easing in other public places, but know you understand that healthcare settings are unique environments and that protocols are there to keep all of us safe.
Finally, on another positive note, we have begun to zone our diary, setting aside time every day for a small number of routine check-ups. We are also planning dedicated children’s days for the next set of school holidays and look forward to seeing you soon. Remember too that if you need us for urgent or emergency care, we will be there for you.
With every best wish,