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Geriatric Medicine

The Department of Geriatric Medicine provides acute, day hospital, rehabilitation, community liaison and nursing home outreach services to patients from the local catchment area.

The department – which was founded in 1973 by Dr. Denis Keating – has expanded over the years to cater to the changing population demographics. Increasingly it will function as the coordination, information and training hub for services for older patients – as a link between St. Vincent’s University Hospital, St. Columcille’s Hospital,  Loughlinstown and St Michael’s Hospital in Dun Laoghaire – and other local community-based services.

Our on-campus day hospital Carew House Day Hospital, offers comprehensive geriatric assessment to frail, older people in the community – allowing them to continue living safely and independently at home for as long as possible. This is developed along the plans laid out in the National Clinical Programme for Older People Model of Care document, launched in December 2012.

The department also provides clinical support and advice on the management of geriatric patients admitted on general medical call to the hospital and to the acute medical unit.

Services                     

  • Acute inpatient care and rehabilitation
  • Carew House day hospital
  • Geriatric outpatient clinics in the day hospital
  • Cognitive/memory clinic
  • Parkinson’s disease clinic
  • Neurovascular clinic – falls and syncope, tilt tests
  • Orthogeriatrics
  • Community liaison service, nursing home inpatient and outreach consultations
  • Off-site rehabilitation services at The Royal Hospital Donnybrook (RHD) and St.Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown

Consultants

Specialties include: Acute medicine, general medicine,  stroke, orthogeriatrics, falls and syncope, cognition, Parkinson’s, rehabilitation

Clinics

Please visit the relevant clinic page for dates and times of consultants’ clinics

Referral information

We accept consultant and GP referrals from within our catchment area.  The referrals are reviewed by one of the teams of consultants and directed to the relevant part of the service: i.e. outpatient, day hospital or community outreach service – and issued with the next available appointment.

Other useful contact details

  • Carew House Day Hospital (administration)
    • tel: (01) 221 4150/4876
    • fax: (01) 221 4016
  • Carew House Day Hospital (nurse’s station)
    • tel: (01) 221 4122
    • fax: (01) 221 4026

Locations

  • Administration Office
    Our Lady’s Ward, 1st Floor
    St. Vincent’s University Hospital
    Elm Park
    Dublin 4
  • Carew House Day Hospital (beside the Breast Check Building)
    Merrion Road entrance
    St. Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Community Liaison Office
    Ground Floor
    Herbert Wing corridor
    St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Useful links

Contact

tel:   (01) 221 4549/4584
fax:   (01) 221 4609

Location

Administration Office
Our Lady’s Ward, 1st Floor
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri:  08.30 – 16.00