Clinics and Personnel

Clinics and personnel

Adult Epilepsy Clinics
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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What clinics are there and when are they on?

Epilepsy Clinics are held on the 1st Tuesday and the 1st Wednesday of each month for adults older than 16 years.Back to top ^

How do I get to the clinic?

The Epilepsy clinic is held in Clinic 5, The Whitty Building, North Circular Road, Dublin 7.
It is located on the first floor, which can be accessed via escalator

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What facilities are in the hospital?

There are two Café Sol, plus a Shop, Bank, ATM, public call card payphones.
Also there is a TV in Clinic 5.
Limited places are available for parking in the underground car park.Back to top ^

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

It is possible to visit the Epilepsy clinic and meet with the Epilepsy Nurse before the arranged appointment. However it would be best to make an appointment in advance of this particular meeting by phoning the Epilepsy Nurse 01 - 8034172.Back to top ^

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

At first appointment patients meet with a junior hospital Doctor, NCHD, (Non Consultant Hospital Doctor). The patient will also meet with a Consultant Neurologist or Senior Doctor covering the clinics for that day.Back to top ^

Will the new hospital have all my notes?

Provided that all medical notes and results are forwarded by the referring Doctor to the Neurology Department they should be available for a patient’s 1st consultation at the Mater Hospital. All Patients would have a referring letter with all the relevant information and this would be sent to the hospital in advance of your visit, this letter generates the appointment.Back to top ^

How often will I need to attend the clinic?

The regularity of clinic attendance varies for every individual and depends on many factors; seizure activity and also response to medication changes. After first consultation subsequent visits could be a 6-12 months follow up.Back to top ^

Will I see the same staff at each visit?

NCHDs (non consultant Hospital Doctors) change every 3 months.

Specialist Registrars change annually.

Epilepsy Nurses (Nurse Specialists/cANP/ANP (candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioners) and Consultants are the more consistent faces at clinics over the years.

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

This can vary, ideally allow 2 hours for clinic attendance. Time given for OPD (outpatients Department) is registration time not actually seeing time with clinical staff. This could be shorter or sometimes longer.

Always come prepared, with a list of medications, dosage and seizure diaries to maximise the benefit of your visit.

Family/friend/witness of events are always welcome at Epilepsy clinics to provide additional information for patients of all ages.

Always have had lunch prior to your appointment, bring a drink and reading material.

How are appointments scheduled and rescheduled?

Contact the Neurology Secretary’s office at 01-8034544 for any re-scheduling of appointments.
A text reminder service for all Epilepsy appointments is in progress.Back to top ^

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

Noddy Dempsey cANP Epilepsy (01- 8034172)Back to top ^

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