Palliative Care

What we do

Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening illness. This is achieved through prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification, impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

Contact Details

Phone:  (01) 416 2389
Fax: (01) 410 3921

Postal address:
Palliative Care Service,
St. Kevin’s Corridor,
St. James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.

Palliative Care Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details 
Palliative Care  Wednesday am  Outpatients Suite 6 Dr. N. O Leary / Dr. L. Balding



Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Dr. Lucy Balding

Palliative Care (HOPe) Tel: (01) 416 2389
Fax: (01) 410 3921
Nurse liaison: Rory Wilkinson/Paula Ward Tel: 01 4103000 Bleep 972/Bleep 971
Dr. N O Leary

Palliative Care (HOPe) Tel: (01) 416 2389
Fax: (01) 410 3921
Nurse liaison: Joanne McElduff/Denise Breen Tel: 01 4103000 Bleep 379/Bleep 469

Appointment Instructions

Please contact Department Secretary on 01 416 2389 to make an appointment between the hours of 8.30am and 12.30pm. Mon – Thurs.

Referral Procedures

For G.P. referral, the service requires a letter stating the reason for referral i.e. symptom control, homecare team involvement, day hospice or admission to Our Lady’s Hospice.