St. James’s Hospital has a full range of services for the physical and mental health of older people available on site. The MedEl Directorate is the administrative and organisational structure of the Department of Medicine for the Elderly in St. James’s Hospital.
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has admission, rehabilitation and continuing care wards and a day hospital which provides medical and rehabilitation services to patients on a day attendance basis.
The department has a busy and comprehensive out patient department with visiting nurses who liaise closely with the community.
MedEl has a very close working relationship with the Department of Old Age Psychiatry. The Memory Clinic is part of the Department of Medicine for the Elderly and Old Age Psychiatry. It complements services of these departments in providing a diagnostic and therapeutic approach to people with cognitive impairment or dementia.
Specialised clinics have been established in the following areas:
The aim and objective of the Directorate is to provide a comprehensive service for all the elderly population that it serves.
Phone: (01) 416 2603 / (01) 416 4221 MedEl Directorate Offices
Fax: (01) 410 3454
Robert Mayne Day Hospital,
St. James’s Hospital,
|Clinical Director||Prof J.B. Walsh||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Business Manager||Carol Murphy||(01) 416 email@example.com|
|Nurse Manager (Acting)||Michelle Carrigy||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deputy Business Manager||Aine Behan||(01) 428 email@example.com|
|Senior Administrator||Judy Oxley||(01) 416 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robert Mayne Day Hospital||Monday - Friday||Robert Mayne Day Hospital||Dr. D. Robinson/ Casey / JB Walsh / Dr. C. Cunningham|
|Medicine for the Elderly||Tuesday pm||Outpatients Suite 1||Dr. C. Cunningham|
|Wednesday pm||Outpatients Suite 1||Dr. D. Robinson / JB Walsh|
|Neurovascular clinic – Stroke Service||Daily 2pm||Hospital 4 Top Floor||Dr. J. Harbison|
|Bone Treatment Clinic||Friday am||Outpatients Suite 1||Dr. M. Casey / JB Walsh|
|Dexa Service||Monday - Friday||Hospital 4 Top Floor|
|Memory Clinic||Monday - Friday||MIRA Hospital 4 Top Floor||Dr, D. Robinson /JB.Walsh /Dr. Lawlor /Dr.C Cunningham|
Dexa / Osteoporosis Service – all referral letters - GP letter / external consultant letters– send to the Dexa and Bone Health Unit , Hospital 4 Top Floor , St. James’s Hospital , Dublin 8
Falls and Blackout Unit – GP referrals please send to the Falls and Blackout Unit St. James’s Hospital
Out Patients for Care of the Elderly – all letters of referral send to the Community Visiting Sisters MedEl Directorate St. James’s Hospital
Memory clinic – All letters of referral send to the Memory Clinic , MIRA , Top Floor Hospital 4 , St. James’s Hospital Dubin 8
TIA clinic – All external referrals send to the Stroke Service Hospital 4 Top Floor , St. James’s Hospital.
St. James’s Hospital is in the process of taking part in a national programme to establish a volunteer network called “Croí na Tíre” that will be piloted in the MedEL Directorate. The purpose of this initiative is to allow volunteers to provide support and contribute to improving the well being of patients. This initiative has been progressed via the Partnership Committee and is fully supported by the Trade Unions. Please find the application form below: