• Department Overview

Haematological Malignancies including Lymphomas

What we do

The unit provides a comprehensive service for haematology patients.  We diagnose and treat blood diseases, including malignancies, bleeding and thrombotic disorders, anaemias, haemoglobinopathies and haemolytic disorders. The unit includes the National Adult Bone Marrow Transplantation centre, specialising in autologous, sibling and unrelated allogeneic procedures for disorders, including the chronic and acute leukaemias, myeloma and lymphomas.

Haematological / Lymphoma Programme-Key Points

  • Weekly multidisciplinary team meeting, were all cases are discussed
  • National Adult Bone Marrow Transplant Programme since 1984
  • In 2007, St. James’s diagnosed or treated 157 new lymphomas and 110 new haematological malignancies.(Ref. Cancer Audit Programme, St. James’s Hospital)
  • Specialist clinic which follows up long term care and screening for life, of patients who have undergone bone marrow/stem cell allogenic transplant for haematological conditions.
  • Specialist medical oncologist for lymphomas
  • Specialist radiation oncologist
  • Bone marrow transplant data manager
  • Report all stem cell transplant results to the European Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (EBMT) and the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (IMTR)
  • Full time Bone Marrow Transplant Co-ordinators

Contact Details

Phone: (01) 416 2168
Fax: (01) 410 3428

Postal address:
Haematology/Oncology Day Care Centre,
St. James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8

Title Name PhoneEmail
HODC Reception (01) 4103975/8  
Haematology Day Ward    (01) 410 3970   
Denis Burkett Ward   (01) 4162771  
Donal Hollywood Ward   (01) 4103606  
Consultant Haematologist  Prof. Paul Browne  (01) 416 2166  pbrowne@stjames.ie
Secretary to Dr. Browne    (01) 416 2166  brownesec@stjames.ie 
Consultant Haematologist  Dr. Eibhlin Conneally  (01) 416 2167  econneally@stjames.ie  
Secretary to Dr. Conneally    (01) 416 2167  conneallysec@stjames.ie  
Consultant Haematologist  Dr. Catherine Flynn  (01) 410 3991  flynnsec@stjames.ie 
Secretary to Dr. Flynn   (01) 410 3991  flynnsec@stjames.ie 
Consultant Haematologist Dr. Patrick Hayden (01) 428 4887 phayden@stjames.ie
Consultant Haematologist  Prof. Elisabeth Vandenberghe  (01) 410 3546  evandenberghe@stjames.ie 
Secretary to Dr. Vandenberghe    (01) 410 3546  vandenberghesec@stjames.ie 
Consultant Haematologist  Dr. Emma Tuohy (01) 4103597  
Secretary to Dr. Tuohy    (01) 4103597 tuohysec@stjames.ie
Haematology Nurse Specialist  Lorraine Brennan  (01) 410 3000 bleep 511  lbrennan@stjames.ie 
Haematology Nurse Specialist  Emma Hayes (01) 410 3000 bleep 114  ehayes@stjames.ie 
Transplant Co-Ordinator Liz Higgins  (01) 410 3000 bleep 187  lhiggins@stjames.ie 
Transplant Co-Ordinator  Mairead Ni Chonghaile  (01) 410 3000 bleep 965   
Apheresis Team    (01) 410 3000 bleep 501  apheresis@stjames.ie 
Cancer Clinical Trials Office  Ingrid Kiernan (01) 410 3755   
EBMT Haematology Data Manager  Grey Lee (01) 416 2301   

Haematology Clinic


Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details
Late Effects Clinic Monday pm Haematology / Oncology Daycare Dr. E. Vandenberghe / Dr. E. Conneally / Dr. P. Hayden
Review Clinic Tuesday am & pm  Haematology / Oncology Daycare Dr. C. Flynn / Dr. E. Conneally/Dr. E. Vandenberghe
Counselling Clinic Tuesday pm  Haematology / Oncology Daycare Dr. E. Vandenberghe/Dr. C. Flynn
Counselling Clinic  Thursday am Haematology / Oncology Daycare  Dr. P. Browne / Dr. P. Hayden/Dr. E. Conneally 
Review Clinic Thursday am Haematology / Oncology Daycare  Dr. P. Browne / Dr. P. Hayden
OPD Clinic  Thursday pm alternate weeks Haematology / Oncology Daycare

Dr. P. BrowneDr. P. Hayden

Dr. C. Flynn / Dr. E. Conneally 

Dr. E. Vandenberghe/

Treatment Clinic Monday - Friday 08.00 - 18.00 Haematology / Oncology Daycare  Dr. P. Browne / Dr. E. Vandenberghe / Dr. C. Flynn / Dr E. Conneally
Sickle cell/Thalassemia  Monday AM  Suite 6 Outpatient Department  Dr. Emma Tuohy 
Counselling Clinic   Thursday AM  Haematology/Oncology Day-care   Dr. Emma Tuohy 
Treatment Clinic  Monday, Wednesday & Friday   H&H Ward  Dr. Emma Tuohy 

Appointment Instructions

When a new out-patient appointment is made, the patient will be contacted with an appointment letter outlining the date, time and location of appointment.   All patients receive a reminder of their appointment by text message, if a mobile number has been provided.
If an urgent appointment is necessary, the patient will be contacted by phone.  All return appointments are made at reception before the patient leaves the clinic.  Rescheduled or cancelled appointments can be arranged by phoning the centre or the relevant secretary.

Referral Procedure

New referrals for haematology clinics are accepted from internal referrals at St. James’s, GP's, regional and national centres.