DescriptionOutpatients (OPD) staff provide the most up-to-date, relevant and concise information / service to patients and relatives. On most occasions, the OPD is the first contact a patient has with Mercy University Hospital. It is, therefore, important that this first impression be a positive one. At each visit, the patient is furnished with as much information as is relevant to them or to subsequent encounters with the hospital. The department promotes a healthier lifestyle in an effort to improve a patient's health and wellbeing.
In 2015, over 59,134 patients received treatment provided by the following: consultant and team-led clinics, phlebotomy, internal / external, warfarin clinic, dressing / lymphoedema clinics, outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) physiotherapy on-site, sweat test adult / children service, helicobactor breath test (consultant ordered only).
ServicesThe following services are provided in the Outpatients department:
- Advanced Nurse Practitioner in irritable bowel disorders (IBD).
- Dressing clinic.
- General Surgery - upper gastrointestinal (GI) and lower GI.
- Older Persons Specialist Health Services.
- Haematology - adult / paediatric.
- Humira Nurse.
- Infectious diseases.
- Neurology - paediatric and adult.
- Nurse-led wound clinic.
- Outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT).
- Pain clinic.
- Phlebotomy - warfarin / GP.
- Psychiatric / nurse.
- Respiratory / Tuberculosis (TB).
- Sleep apnoea.
- Sweat test.
- Vascular surgery.
- Wound care nurse.
LocationThe new Outpatients Department (OPD) is located off Woods Street with the entrance on Lynch's Street (T12 FH04).
ContactPhone: 021-493 5656 or 021-493 5657.
FacilitiesThe following are available:
- Wheelchair accessibility / ramp.
- Free taxi telephone service.
- Current and relevant health promotion information leaflets covering a broad spectrum of health conditions.
- Vending machines with light snacks and refreshments.
- Water dispenser.
Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm.
Friday: 8 am to 4 pm.
TeamThe department is managed by a clinical nurse manager and clerical supervisor, and supported by staff nurses, healthcare assistants, clerical and security staff.
- Consultants of Mercy University Hospital (for both public and private patients).
- General Practitioners (GPs).
A registered general nurse provides the service which is available Monday - Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm to the general public. The patient must provide a general practitioner (GP) request letter for bloods.
The Phlebotomy nurses are NOT available to take GP blood tests on Fridays. GP blood tests are done Monday - Thursday between 9:30 am - 3:30 pm.