Hospital Groups: Communications Contacts

The Hospital Groups deal with queries from the media relating to the services in their area.

For queries relating to Hospital Groups please contact:

Ireland East Hospitals Group

  • Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar
  • St Luke's General Hospital, Kilkenny
  • Wexford General Hospital
  • National Maternity Hospital
  • Our Lady's Hospital, Navan
  • St Columcille's Hospital
  • St Michael's Hospital, Dun Laoghaire
  • Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

Caroline Kohn
Tel: 087 329 7518

For comms specific to Voluntary Hospitals

Jennie Cotter

Corporate Communications Manager

St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, D04 T6F4

Tel: 01 221 5233 / 087 906 2781



RCSI Hospitals Group

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan Hospital

June Molloy
Communications Manager
Tel: 01 402 5147

Beaumont Hospital

Danielle Martin, Drury Porter Novelli



Tel: 086 776 1592

Dublin Midlands Hospitals Group

  • St. Luke's Radiation Oncology Network
  • Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore
  • Naas General Hospital
  • Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise
  • Tallaght University Hospital
  • St. James’s Hospital
  • The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital

Arlene Crean,
Hospital Group Communications
Tel: 086 7968640 

HSE Duty Officer
Tel: 087 227 4605

For comms specific to Voluntary Hospitals

Joanne Coffey
Communications, Tallaght University Hospital
Tel: 01 414 3035

Communications, St James’s Hospital
Tel: 01 410 3002

Mary Holden
Communications, Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital
Tel: 01 408 5735

 UL Hospitals Group

  • University Hospital Limerick
  • University Maternity Hospital Limerick
  • Ennis Hospital
  • Nenagh Hospital
  • Croom Orthopaedic Hospital
  • St. John's Hospital

Elaine Connolly
Tel: 061 58 5844

HSE Duty Officer
Tel: 087 227 4605

South/South West Hospitals Group

  • Cork University Hospital/CUMH
  • University Hospital Waterford
  • Kerry General Hospital
  • Mercy University Hospital
  • South Tipperary General Hospital
  • South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
  • Bantry General Hospital
  • Mallow General Hospital
  • Lourdes Orthopaedic Hospital, Kilcreene

Heneghan PR Ltd

Eoghan O'Neachtain
Tel: 087 6288030

Saolta University Health Care Group

  • University Hospital Galway
  • Merlin Park University Hospital
  • Sligo University Hospital
  • Letterkenny University Hospital
  • Mayo University Hospital
  • Portiuncula University Hospital
  • Roscommon University Hospital

Caroline Crawford
Tel: 087 765 4628

Aoife Morrissy
Tel: 091 893 615

Grainne Killilea
Tel: 091 542 931

Children’s Health Ireland

  • Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
  • Children’s Health Ireland at Temple Street
  • Children’s Health Ireland at Tallaght
  • Children's Health Ireland at Connolly in Blanchardstown

Mobile: 087 402 4940 (This phone number cannot accept queries by text message/SMS).

Media queries about Children’s Health Ireland will be answered during office hours from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Information requiring data will not be accepted after 4pm on Fridays.

CHI Out of Hours Media Service
For out of hours media queries please phone 087 402 4940. This phone number cannot accept queries by text message/SMS.

If you send an email query to during out of hours please alert the on-call press officer at this number that the email has been sent.

Non-urgent queries or queries that require data gathering from across Children’s Health Ireland cannot be facilitated outside of normal working hours.

Such queries should be directed to the relevant communications staff during normal working hours.

Some Hospital Groups have chosen to put in place external public relations support to assist with their communications. The cost of this in 2017 was €578,000.