• Department Overview

Head & Neck Cancers

What we do

Head and Neck cancer care at St. James's Hospital provides services to patients with Head and Neck cancer.

Head and Neck Cancer Programme-Key Points

  • Weekly multidisciplinary team meeting, were all cases discussed
  • In 2007, St. James’s diagnosed or treated 180 new head and neck cancer.(Ref. Cancer Audit Programme, St. James’s Hospital)
  • Cancer centre model of combined multi-surgeon operations for the most complex cases, with close interface with the plastic and reconstructive team, the oesophageal team, and the thoracic service.
  • Combined academic strength of two Trinity College Professors of Surgery and academic focus of the Department of Pathology in TCD
  • Linkage with Dublin Dental School (DDS) and St. James’s hospital for the management of oral cancers
  • Specialist medical oncologist
  • Defined links with radiation services, where Professor Timon has a sessional commitment at St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Head and neck cancer data manager
  • Full time head and neck cancer nurse co-ordinator
  • Defined links with the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

Contact Details

Title Name Phone / Fax Email 
Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon  Professor Con Timon  (01) 416 2677 Fax: (01) 416 2685 timonsec@stjames.ie 
Head and Neck / Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon  Professor Leo Stassen  (01) 410 3860 Fax: (01) 416 2055 stassensec@stjames.ie 
Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon  Mr. John Kinsella  (01) 428 4863 Fax: (01) 416 2685   kinsellasec@stjames.ie 
Head and Neck Consultant Surgeon  Mr. Mark Rafferty  Commencing in July 2009  
Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Co-ordinator    (01) 416 2187  Main hospital (01) 4103000 bleep 297 Fax: (01) 416 2197 Mobile: (087) 9614910  afarrelly@stjames.ie
Thyroid Cancer Nurse Co-ordinator(Professor Timon)  Ms. Fiona Bradley  (01) 416 2677 Fax:(01) 416 2685  

Appointment Instructions

New Patient Appointments: new patients requiring appointments must submit a referral from their GP / Consultant. New referrals are prioritized by a consultant surgeon and an appropriate appointment will be scheduled for the patient. Patients will be notified of their appointment date by post or by telephone.
Return Patient Appointments can be made at the time of attendance at the clinic or by calling:

Referral Procedures

Referrals are to be made by letter or fax by GPs.