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Palliative Medicine

The Department of Palliative Medicine team provides a multi-disciplinary approach to palliative care for patients with a life-limiting illness and their families

We provide a full service to both cancer and non-cancer patients, and offer an outpatient service following referrals from GPs and consultants. The focus of our service is early referral and involvement with a particular emphasis on detection of patients attending the Emergency Department who have unmet supportive and palliative care needs


  • Pain and symptom control
  • Psycho-social support
  • Discharge planning
  • Referral to community services
  • Bereavement support
  • Emergency Department and ward-based consultation
  • Outpatient clinics


Staff structure

  • Eoin Tiernan (Palliative Medicine Consultant)
  • Des McMahon (Specialists Registrar)
  • Leisi Garcia (Registrar)
  • Barbara Whyte (Clinical Nurse Specialists)
  • Angela Moffett (Clinical Nurse Specialists)
  • Millie Devenish (Clinical Nurse Specialists)
  • Olga Price (Clinical Nurse Specialists)
  • Paul D’Alton (Senior Psychologist)
  • Louise Kinsella (Senior Psychologist)
  • Margaret Mulhall (Secretary)

Referral information

Referrals from within the hospital are accepted by means of submitting the dedicated palliative medicine referral form to the department and by direct phone contact with members of the team. We also accept consultant and GP referrals.


tel:  (01) 221 4464
fax: (01) 221 3777


3rd Floor

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Elm Park

Dublin 4

Opening Hours

Mon to Thu: 07.30 – 17.00
Fri:                 07.30 – 16.00