About the Team / Services
- Dr. Enright and Dr. Barry attend outside clinics for the neuro-disability service for children younger than 16 years at COPE Foundation, Enable Ireland, CoAction - West Cork, St. Joseph's Foundation - Co. Cork and Brothers of Charity Southern Services. They also attend the early intervention forums in Blackpool, North Cork and West Cork.
- Dr. O'Mahony holds a paediatric neurology clinic at MUH once per week and provides a consult service for children with chronic neurological problems. She is assisted by a paediatric registrar and clinical nurse specialist.
- Dr. Rafferty holds a general paediatric clinic at MUH twice per week.
- Dr. Enright holds a general paediatric clinic at MUH every week for GP referrals and referrals from area medical officer developmental clinics from North Lee and North Cork.
- Dr. Barry holds a weekly clinic in MUH and is the current Dean of the faculty of Paediatrics at Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Dublin (RCPI).
- Dr. Audrone Giedriatiane covers some clinics for Dr. Barry and Dr. O'Mahony.
The five consultants are supported by highly trained and experienced paediatric nurses, paediatric secretaries, ward clerks, clinical nurse specialists, paediatric senior house officers, paediatric registrars, healthcare assistants and catering assistant.
There is a paediatric registrar designated to each consultant and they carry a bleep (they can be contacted through the switchboard if queries arise on children attending that service).
Clinical nurse specialist for children with intellectual disability, Ms. Eimear Daly, deals with queries as they arise.
Clinical nurse specialists for oncology, Ms. Peg O'Riordan and Ms. Olga Buckley, support families attending Dr. Ryan's haematology / oncology service.
Paediatric secretary, Ms. Mary Ita Murphy, deals with queries that arise on children attending services of Dr. Rafferty and Dr. O'Mahony.
Ms. Melissa McSweeney, paediatric secretary to Dr. Barry and Dr. Enright, deals with queries that arise on children attending their hospital clinics. Children attending their outside community clinics should contact the co-ordinator of those outside clinics directly.
Referrals on alleged child sexual abuse should be sent to the family centre fax number (021-492 3192) during working hours, where it will be discussed with the appropriate consultant. After hours, these children go to the emergency department or to SouthDoc who can refer to the consultant paediatrician on-call or fax a referral to the family centre the next working day.
The team consults hospital physiotherapy services where necessary and dieticians for peg-fed children or newly diagnosed chronic disease. The ward works closely with social workers, electroencephalogram (EEG) technician and the radiology department. All children attending for surgery are admitted jointly under surgeons and paediatricians. The phlebotomy service in the outpatients department takes blood from children who do not require sedation (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4 pm).
- Dr. Barry - Monday morning.
- Dr. Rafferty - Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
- Dr. O'Mahony - Tuesday morning.
- Dr. Enright - Thursday afternoon.
- Dr. Ryan - Thursday afternoon.