Clinics and Personnel

Clinics and personnel

Mid-western cancer centre, University Hospital, Limerick. (Adult leukaemia Services)

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Adult leukaemia Services Mid-western cancer centre, University Hospital, Limerick
Mid-western cancer centre – University hospital Limerick (Image courtesy of Cancer Services Department, University Hospital Limerick)

What clinics are there and when are they on?

Monday 9.00 – 13.00 (Dr O’Keeffe)
Tuesday 9.00 – 13.00 (Dr Leahy)
Wednesday 9.00 – 13.00 (Dr Leahy) 9.00 – 13.00 (Dr O’Leary)
Friday 9.00 – 13.00 (Dr O’Keeffe) ADULT SERVICE >16 YEARS
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How do I get to the clinic?


Address: University Hospital Limerick, Saint Nessan's Road, Dooradoyle, Co. Limerick.

Monday’s clinic is held in The Out Patient’s Department (1) - main Out Patients Department, which is located in front of the Hospital.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday clinics are held in the Cancer centre which is located on the grounds of the Hospital. Turn left when entering the hospital entrance. Follow road around to the back of the Hospital. The Cancer Centre is located on the right hand side. There is free designated parking for patients attending cancer services.Back to top ^

What facilities are in the hospital?

Facilities include:

A Cancer support centre, Psychologist, Social worker, Complementary treatments and support groups facility.

The hospital also has a Dining room, 2 cafes, a shop, and church.

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Is it possible to visit the clinic and/or meet the staff before my first visit?

Yes, contact the haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) by phoning (061) 301111 and ask to bleep Haematology CNS.

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What will happen and who will I see on my first visit?

  • On your first visit to the Haematology/Oncology day unit or clinic you will have an introduction to the staff in the clinic.
  • You will be informed if blood tests need to be carried out and that you may need to wait for results.
  • A doctor will review you, and then you will meet with the consultant haematologist.
  • The Clinical nurse specialist may also see you.
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Will the new hospital have all my notes?

Letters from your primary consultant will be forwarded to the Hospital consultant and a new set of hospital notes will be organised.

Details of your medical history, medication list, dietary requirements, and next of kin will be noted.

When attending the clinic a young person should be accompanied by an adult.Back to top ^

How often will I need to attend the clinic?

This depends on your condition. Young people will be informed of any need for future visits on the first day of review.

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Will I see the same staff at each visit?

Patients are allocated to a specific consultant. Also, there is a Team consisting of the Haematology nurse specialist and dedicated clinic nurses.

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On a typical day, how long will my visit to the clinic last?

Up to 2 hours if blood tests are required on the day of clinic visit.

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How are appointments scheduled and rescheduled?

Following your consultation the doctor will inform you when to re-schedule your next appointment.Back to top ^

If I have questions about the transition, who should I contact and how?

You can contact the secretary of your allocated Consultant Haematologist at the following numbers:

Dr Denis O Keeffe: (061) 482642
Dr Maeve Leahy: (061) 482618
Dr Hilary O Leary: (061) 482036Back to top ^

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