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Respiratory Medicine

The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides expert services in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic respiratory disorders.

Our department manages a diverse range of conditions including asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer, respiratory infections (including tuberculosis), cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep-related breathing disorders, in addition to acute and chronic respiratory failure.

We have well-established national referral centres for interstitial lung disease; sleep-disordered breathing and the National Referral Centre for Adult Cystic Fibrosis. We are one of eight designated cancer centres under the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP), where we provide lung cancer expertise for the region.

We also have close referral links with respiratory colleagues throughout the Dublin Academic Medical Centre and the Ireland East Hospital Group.

Services       

  • Pulmonary function and sleep laboratories, recently appointed Director of Sleep Laboratory: Dr. John Garvey
  • Cystic fibrosis services including recent purpose-built inpatient/day ward facilities
  • Lung cancer services including bronchoscopy, thoracic ultrasound and EBUS
  • Multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings for interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis and lung cancer
  • COPD outreach programme including pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Dedicated outpatient clinics for general respiratory, rapid-access lung cancer, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, sleep disordered breathing, TB, difficult asthma and COPD
  • Respiratory research across a wide range of disciplines, and structured training programme for respiratory Trainee-Physicians
  • Nurse-led clinic for asthma and COPD patients

Consultants

Our support staff

  • Honorary and special lecturers, research fellows and trainee-physicians
  • Respiratory and sleep clinical nurse specialists
  • Cystic fibrosis clinical nurse specialists, dieticians, physiotherapists, pharmacist, psychologist and medical social worker
  • COPD outreach clinical nurse specialist and physiotherapist
  • Lung cancer clinical nurse specialist coordinators and data manager
  • Respiratory physiologists
  • Respiratory administrative staff

Clinics

Other useful contact details

  • NCCP Lung Assessment Clinic
    • tel:(01) 221 3702
    • fax:(01) 221 3576
  • Pulmonary Function Laboratory
    • tel:(01) 221 4339
    • fax:(01) 221 3126
  • Sleep laboratory
    • tel:(01) 221 4434
    • fax:(01) 221 3126
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialists
    • tel:(01) 221 4684
    • fax:(01) 221 4084
  • Respiratory Nurse Specialists
    • tel:(01) 221 4260
    • fax:(01) 221 3708
  • COPD Outreach Nurse Specialists
    • tel:(01) 221 6213
    • fax:(01) 221 3708
  • Lung Cancer Coordinators
    • tel:(01) 221 4082 / 3652
    • fax:(01) 221 4693 /4766
  • Administration Office, Respiratory/ Sleep
    • tel:(01) 221 4208 /4434
  • Administration Office, Cystic Fibrosis
    • tel:(01) 221 3611 /6186
  • Chest/ TB clinic
    • tel:(01) 221 4896
    • fax:(01) 221 3126
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (Sleep / Respiratory)
    • tel:(01) 221 3574

Referral information

We accept consultant and GP referrals to our administration offices and outpatient department in Suite 5, Herbert Wing by post, fax and electronically.  All letters are triaged by the relevant consultant and appointments made as appropriate

For pulmonary function testing, we also accept direct referrals from GPs, Wexford General Hospital, St. Columcille’s Hospital and Rheumatic & Muscular Disease Unit, Harold’s Cross.

Useful links

Contact

tel:   (01) 221 4208

Location

4th Floor

Herbert Wing

St. Vincent’s University Hospital

Elm Park

Dublin 4

 

The National Referral Centre for Adult Cystic Fibrosis is located on the 1st and 2nd floor of the Nutley Wing at St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri. 08:00 – 17.00