The Rheumatology Dept. is supported by one full-time consultant (Prof. Cunnane) and 2 half-time job-sharing Consultant Rheumatologists, Dr. Doran and Dr. O’Shea, and has associated nursing and support staff.
The specialty of rheumatology involves the diagnosis and management of a broad range of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, in addition to a number of systemic autoimmune disorders.
An important function of the Rheumatology Department is to provide early diagnosis and treatment for patients with inflammatory arthritis, and the Early Arthritis Clinic was established for this purpose. We also focus on secondary prevention of the complications of chronic inflammation, with the aim of improving the outcome for patients with these conditions.
The department of Rheumatology also provides a consult service for inpatients in St. James’s Hospital, and we participate in the on-call rota for General/Acute Medicine for the hospital on a 1 in 9 basis.
We also support and encourage advances in rheumatology-related care and research.
Fax: (01) 4284170
Department of Rheumatology,
Rheumatology Day Centre,
St. James’s Hospital.
|Consultant Rheumatologist||Prof. G. Cunnane||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Consultant Rheumatologist||Dr. M. Doran||(01) email@example.com|
|Consultant Rheumatologist||Dr. B. O’Shea||(01) firstname.lastname@example.org|
We run 5 consultant-led outpatient clinics per week, in addition to 4 nurse-led clinics.
|Rheumatology||Monday am||Outpatients Suite 1||Prof. G. Cunnane|
|Rheumatology||Tuesday am||Outpatients Suite 1||Prof. Cunnane / Dr. Doran / Dr. O’Shea (alternate weeks)|
|Rheumatology||Friday am||Outpatients Suite 6||Dr. M. Doran / Dr. F O Shea alternate weeks|
|Procedure clinic||Thursday am||Rheumatology Day Centre||Prof. Cunnane / Dr. Doran / Dr. O Shea (alternate weeks)|
|Early arthritis clinic||Wednesday pm||Rheumatology Day Centre||Prof. Cunnane / Dr. Doran / Dr. O Shea (alternate weeks)|
|Ankylosing spondylitis clinic||Wednesday pm||Rheumatology Day Centre||Prof. Cunnane / Dr. Doran / Dr. O Shea (alternate weeks)|
|Rheumatology Nurse Specialist clincs||Tuesday am||Outpatients Suite 2|
Please attend at the appointed time and always bring a full list of your medications to every visit.
A letter from the patient’s GP is required and should be forwarded to:
Rheumatology Department, Rheumatology Day Centre
St. James's Hospital
Fax (01) 4284170
For patients with suspected new onset inflammatory arthritis, please use the National Early Arthritis Referral form, available from www.isr.ie