Coronavirus Covid-19 Information

The National Coagulation Centre (NCC) offers a service to patients with a wide range of bleeding and clotting disorders on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including investigation, diagnosis, long-term management and family screening.

The NCC provides comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary approach involving nursing, physiotherapy, social work, clinical psychology and dentistry. In addition, it runs specialist combined clinics in orthopaedic surgery and infectious diseases.

The NCC is a designated European Haemophilia Comprehensive Care Centre

  • Non-clinical queries
    Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
    (01) 416 2141
    (01) 416 2142
    Email: ncc@stjames.ie

    Non-urgent clinical queries
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
    Phone: (01) 410 3130 (please leave a message with your name, hospital number and contact details).

    Emergency contact details for patients with a bleeding disorder
    Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
    For emergency/ urgent calls in relation to an active bleed or possible bleed or an urgent unplanned procedure
    please call; (01) 410 3000 and ask for bleep 721.

    Out of hours, Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8am., weekends and bank holidays
    Please call the St James’s Hospital switchboard on; (01) 410 3000, and ask for the ‘on call’ haematology Senior House Officer.

  • The National Coagulation Centre consists of:

    • Consultant outpatient clinics
    • Consultant Orthopaedic Clinic

    Our Haemostasis and Thrombosis Clinics are held every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  In these clinics we review return and new patients referred to our service. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our outpatients clinics are held via Telehealth (please see Telehealth PIL).

    Combined Haemophilia/Orthopaedic Clinic, held once monthly 

    • Consultant Co-Infection Clinic
    • Carrier Testing & Genetic Counselling Service
    • Clinical Psychology 
    • Coagulation Blood Testing Clinic
    • Diagnostic Coagulation Laboratory
    • Haemostasis Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
    • Dental Clinic
    • Advanced Nurse Practitioner-led service
    • Nurse-led clinics
    • Nurses Treatment Clinic
    • Patient Education Service
    • Physiotherapy Service
    • Social Work Service
    • 24-hour emergency assessment
    • Vaccination Programme
    • Anticoagulation monitoring and education
    • Home treatment service for patients with bleeding conditions
    • Direct Oral Anticoagulation Clinic
    • Warfarin Monitoring Clinics
    • Self-testing INR Monitoring Clinics

    Combined Co-infection/Haemophilia Clinic, held once every two months

  • Patient referral letters can be sent via Healthlink, post or email.

    For referrals to the Anticoagulation Clinic from external institutions, please contact the clinic directly: (01) 428 4403

    Haemostasis and Thrombosis Outpatient Department Clinics
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
    Location National Coagulation Centre (NCC)

    Dr Niamh O’Connell

    Professor James O’Donnell

    Dr Kevin Ryan

    Dr Michelle Lavin

    Physiotherapy
    By appointment only
    Location National Coagulation Centre (NCC)
    Sheila Roche / Mark McGowan

    Clinical Psychologist
    Referral by NCC consultant only
    Location National Coagulation Centre (NCC)
    Patricia Byrne

    Anticoagulation Clinic
    Referral via Electronic Patient Record, St James's Hospital/GP referral
    Location Main OPD Department
    Dr Michelle Lavin

    Self-testing INR Monitoring
    Referral via Anticoagulation Clinic
    Location National Coagulation Centre (NCC)
    Dr Michelle Lavin

    DOAC Clinic
    Referral via Electronic Patient Record, St James's Hospital
    Location National Coagulation Centre (NCC)
    Dr Michelle Lavin

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  • All referrals are triaged by the consultant within 10 working days of receipt. Triaged referrals are categorised as either urgent or routine. The patient will be contacted with an appointment letter and a map of our exact location.

    All clinics are consultant-led.
    Referral letter must include contact details for all patients.
    Rescheduled or cancelled appointments can be arranged by contacting us.

    Telehealth - COVID-19 has changed how we manage our service. We have now set up both telephone and video consultations to ensure that we continue to give our patients the best service possible. Information on how we conduct our telehealth service is in our Telehealth PIL, which can be found in the patient information section

  • For Non Clinical Queries
    For queries in relation to non- clinical requests: appointments, documentation requests…
    Monday- Friday 08:30-17:00
    Please call (01) 416 2141(01) 416 2142
    Email: ncc@stjames.ie

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

    Non Urgent Clinical Queries
    For non- urgent, clinical queries in relation to upcoming procedures, treatment queries…
    Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00  

    Please call the nurse on (01) 410 3130 (please leave a message with your name, hospital number, contact details and information in relation to your query and a nurse will return your call), alternatively,
    Please send an email to ncc@stjames.ie and your email will be responded to in a timely way.

    Emergency Contact Details for Patients with a Bleeding Disorder
    Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00

    For Emergency/ urgent calls in relation to an active bleed or possible bleed or an urgent unplanned procedure please call (01) 410 3000 and ask for bleep 721

    Out of hours 17:00hrs-08:00hrs Monday-Friday, at the weekend and bank holidays
    Please call St James’s Hospital switchboard on (01) 410 3000 and ask for the Haematology SHO “on call”

    If you have a bleeding disorder and happen to attend an ED or another hospital for treatment:

    • Show your bleeding disorders card to the treating doctor or nurse.
    • If you don't have your card with you, identify that you have a bleeding disorder to the healthcare professional.
    • If possible you or a relative should phone the NCC to inform us of your admission/ treatment in ED or in another hospital.

    If you are a medical professional in another site and have been informed by one of our patients that they have a bleeding disorder please:
    There is 24 hour cover by a Consultant Haematologist covering the Coagulation service in St. James’s Hospital.

    Monday to Friday 08:00-17:00
    Please contact the team on (01) 410 3000 and ask for bleep 721, or any of the numbers above.

    Out of hours 17:00hrs-08:00hrs Monday-Friday, at the weekend and bank holidays
    Please call St James’s Hospital switchboard on (01) 410 3000 and ask for the Haematology SHO “on call”.

  • For Non Clinical Queries
    For queries in relation to non- clinical requests: appointments, documentation requests….

    Monday- Friday 08:30-17:00
    Please call (01) 416 2637
    Emailncc@stjames.ie

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

    Non Urgent Clinical Queries
    For non- urgent, clinical queries in relation to upcoming procedures, treatment queries…

    Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00  

    Please call the nurse on (01) 428 4403 (please leave a message with your name, hospital number or date of birth, contact details and information in relation to your query and a nurse will return your call)

    For Urgent Care
    In the event of an emergency please contact your nearest emergency department without delay.

Contact Details

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

How to find us

Third floor, main hospital.

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