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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

  • Dr. Eoin Tiernan/Dr. Des McMahon (Palliative Medicine Consultants)
  • Dr. Mary Anne Larkin (SpR)
  • Dr. Shane Hanratty (Registrar 0.5 Rehab)
  • Dr. Leisi Garcia (Registrar)
  • Barbara Whyte (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Angela Moffett (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Louise Rooney (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Olga Price (Clinical Nurse Specialist)
  • Jackie Acton (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


Ground Floor
Nurse Education Centre
St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Elm Park
Dublin 4

Opening Hours

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