Below is a booklet explaining how Donneybrook introduced its "appointments system" in 1967.
I like the fact that in those days you could make an appointment by just calling in the surgery, telephoning between 9am and 4pm or (my favourite) by letter whilst enclosing a stamped addressed envelope !! :)
Nowadays you have to be up at the crack of dawn, telephone the surgery and redial about 70 times to be in with a shot at getting an appointment for that day.
Oh, for the good old days of organised appointments and not the free for all system we seem to have now !
Incidentally, Donneybrook Medical Centre, along with Clarendon House Medical Centre which ajoined it on the same site, was one of the first large group practices in the country !
(More on Clarendon House at a later date).
Donneybrook can be seen to the left of this shot.