General Medicine

What we do

The general medicine department consists of two Consultants, Dr. Bernard Silke and Dr. Deirdre O’Riordan. Dr Silke and Dr O’Riordan oversee our Acute Medical Admission Unit.

Our Acute Medical Admissions Unit is open since March 2003.  The aim of this unit is to facilitate a high quality, efficient admission process by concentrating manpower and technological resources at the point of entry to clinical care.  Early diagnosis, with prompt investigation and treatment facilitates early discharge.

The AMAU has 59 beds and is located close to the Emergency and Diagnostic Imaging Departments. The Unit admits emergency medical patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and operates it’s “Consultant of the day” system where the on-call Consultant General Physician takes responsibility for patients in the Unit for a 24 hour period, with a senior nurse manager taking responsibility for the day to day Unit Activity.

The objective of the AMAU is to provide the best quality of care for emergency medical admissions within the constraints of the resources available.

 

Contact Details

Fax: (01) 410 3461

Postal address:
GEMS Office,
Route 2,
St. James's Hospital,
Dublin 8

 

Title Name PhoneEmail
General/Geriatric Medicine Consultant Dr. Declan Byrne (01) 416 2159  ByrneDeclanSec@stjames.ie   
General Medicine Dr. Rachel Kidney (01) 428 4821 akashehsec@stjames.ie
Respiratory/General Medicine Dr. Nadim Akasheh (01) 428 4821 akashehsec@stjames.ie
Respiratory/General Medicine Dr. D O Riordan (01) 416 2313 oriordansec@stjames.ie

General Medicine Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details 
General & Geriatric Tuesday am  Phase 1H OPD Dr. D. Byrne
Respiratory & General Tuesday pm Phase 1H OPD Dr. N. Akasheh
General Tuesday pm Phase 1H OPD Dr. R. Kidney
Respiratory & General Wednesday am  Phase 1H OPD Dr. D. O Riordan
General & Geriatric Thursday pm Phase 1H OPD Dr. C. O Dwyer

Consultants


Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Dr. Nadim Akasheh

Respiratory/General Medicine (MED)

akashehsec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 428 4821
Fax: (01) 410 3436
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Dr. Declan Byrne

General/Geriatric Medicine (MED)

byrnedeclansec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2159
Fax: (01) 410 3436
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Dr. Rachel Kidney

General Medicine (MED)

akashehsec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 428 4821
Fax: (01) 410 3436
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Dr. Deirdre O Riordan

Respiratory/General Medicine (MED)

oriordansec@stjames.ie Tel: (01) 416 2313
Fax: (01) 410 3436
Nurse liaison: Tel: