National Coagulation Centre

What we do

The National Coagulation Centre offers a service to patients with a wide range of bleeding and clotting disorders on an in-patient and outpatient basis, including investigation, diganosis, long term mangement and family screening. The NCC provides comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary approach involving nursing, physiotherapy, social work, clinical psychology and dentistry as well as running specialist combined clinics in orthopaedic surgery and infectious diseases.

Contact Details

Phone:  (01)  416 2141 /  (01) 416 2142
Fax: (01)  410 3570

Postal address:
National Coagulation Centre,
St James’s Hospital,
James's Street
Dublin 8
D08 A978

H&H Asessment Unit
Opening Hours 08.30-17.00, Monday to Friday
Ph: 01 410 3129
Patients who need advice from a nurse please phone the Assessment Unit directly.
Paitents with a bleed who need to speak to a nurse urgentyl please contact Switch on 01 410 3000 and ask for pager 721.

H&H Ward Out of Hours Service -after 17.00 or at Weekends and Bank Holidays
Ph: 01 410 3132
Patients who need emergency assessment or adivce should phone the H&H Ward prior to attending.
Aleternatively contact St James's Hospital via the main switchboard on 01 410 3000 and ask for the Haematology SHO on-call.

Anticoagulation Clinic and Self Testing Monitoring
Ph: 01 428 4403 (Nursing)
Ph: 01 416 2637 (Appointments)


Title Name PhoneEmail
Medical Director, Consultant Haematologist Dr. Barry White (01) 428 4348
Consultant Haematologist Prof. James O Donnell (01) 425 4348
Consultant Haematologist  Dr. Niamh O Connell (01) 410 3521
Consultant Haematologist Dr. Kevin Ryan (01) 416 2014
Consultant in Special Dentistry Dr. Alison Dougall (01) 428 4641 
Secretary to Prof. James O Donnell/ Dr Barry White Lisa O'Donohoe (01) 428 4348
Secretary to Dr. Niamh O Connell Sinead Mahon (01) 410  3521 
Secretary to Dr. Kevin Ryan Karen Blood (01) 416 2014
Nurse Manager  Ann O'Sullivan (01) 428 4648
Centre Manager  Deirdre Walsh (01) 428 4649
Office Manager  Marie Hughes (01) 416 2953 
Quality Assurance Officer  Ruth Hunter Nolan (01) 428 4651 
National Co-Ordinator for Coagulation Factor Concentrates Evelyn Singleton  (01) 410 3518 bleep 268 
Data Manager  Rachel Bird (01) 410 3516
Psychologist  Patricia Byrne (01) 416 2141  
Social Worker Gloria Rooney (01) 416 2141 bleep 106  
Physiotherapy Emma Sherlock/Sheila Roche (01) 416 2503 (01) 410 3000 and ask for bleep 774
Molecular Biologist  Dr. Catriona Keenan (01) 428 4640  
Chief Medical Scientist Mary Byrne (01) 428 4346   
Anticoagulation Clinic Nursing Staff (01) 428 4403  

Haemostasis & Thrombosis Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details
Reception   01 416 2141/ 416 2142  
Haemostasis & Thrombosis  Monday 10.30 - 14.00  NCC
Haemostasis & Thrombosis  Tuesday 10.30 - 14.00  NCC Dr. Kevin Ryan
Haemostasis & Thrombosis  Thursday10.30 - 14.00  NCC
Haemophilia  Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00  NCC
Transition Clinic 1st Wednesday of every month - 10.00-11.45 NCC Dr Kevin Ryan, Dr Niamh O Connell
Nurse Led Clinic Tuesday 10.30-13.00 NCC Dr Kevin Ryan, Ann O'Sullivan
Dental Clinic  Wednesday (all day) Thursday am  NCC
 Dr. Alison Dougall 
Orthopaedic Clinic  3rd Wednesday of every month  NCC
Niall Hogan / Tom McCarthy
Co-Infection Clinic 4th Wednesday of every 2nd month NCC
Prof Colm Bergin 
Coagulation Blood Tests Every day 08.30-15.30 NCC Nursing Team
Day Ward  Every day 08.30 - 17.00 by appointment / Walk in Service H&H Assessment Unit Consultant On Call
Carrier Testing Clinics  Contact Centre for appointment  NCC Janet Cleary
Medical Social Work  By appointment only  NCC
Gloria Rooney
Physiotherapy By appointment only  NCC
Emma Sherlock / Sheila Roche
Clinical Psychologist Referral by Consultant only NCC
Patricia Byrne
Anticoagulation Clinic Referral via EPR, St James's Hospital/ GP Referral Main OPD Department Dr Niamh O Connell
Self Testing INR Monitoring Referral via Anticoagulation Clinic NCC Dr Niamh O Connell
DOAC Clinic Referral via EPR, St James's Hospital NCC Dr Niamh O Connell


Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Dr. Niamh O Connell

Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 410 3521
Fax: (01) 410 3570
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Prof. J. O Donnell

Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 428 4348
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Dr. Kevin Ryan

Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 416 2014
Fax: (01) 410 3570
Nurse liaison: Tel:
Dr. Barry White

Medical Director, Consultant Haematologist, NCHCD (HOPE) Tel: (01) 416 2141
Nurse liaison: Tel:

Appointment Instructions

When a new patient appointment is made the patient will be contacted with an appointment letter and map of our exact location. All new patients will be seen within 120 days or earlier if required. All clinics are Consultant led. All patients receive a reminder of their appointment by text message, if a mobile number has been provided. All return appointments are made at reception before the patient leaves the clinic. Rescheduled or cancelled appointments can be arranged by phoning the centre.

Referral Procedures

Patient referral letters are forwarded by post or fax to the centre.  Queries are taken by phone to members of the medical and nursing team.