Community Healthcare West (CHO 2) ECC Referral (Healthlink) Information for GPs

Below are details of each Enhanced Community Care (ECC) Integrated Care Hub for “Integrated Care Programme for the Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease (ICPCD)” and “Integrated Care Programme of Older People (ICPOP)” hub within Community Healthcare West (CHW/CHO 2 - Galway/Mayo/Roscommon).

This page will be updated frequently as our services go live on Healthlink (eReferrals) and as additional services are provided via Healthlink. In addition, Healthlink details of our 9 Community Health Networks (CHN’s) for CHW will be added as soon as we have further information.

Galway City Integrated Care Hub

Healthlink status: Live (as of 13/06/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "Galway City Integrated Care Hub" and from “Referral Type” select the applicable intervention from the available list.

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: West Galway (CHN 4), North & West Galway City (CHN 5) & Central Galway/East Galway City (CHN 6)

Operational Lead name: Denise Dunne (Denise.Dunne5@hse.ie, 0871346320)

Consultant (Cardiology): Dr. Susan Connolly

Consultant (Diabetes): Dr. Tomás Griffin

Consultant (Respiratory): Dr. Sinead Walsh

Hub contact details: referral.galwaycityhubicpcd@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: Galway City Integrated Care Hub, HSE Community Healthcare West, Unit 7, Racecourse Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway, H91 NP73.

Geographical boundary Info: See attached map: Galway City Integrated Care Hub Map (PDF, size 2.2 MB, 1 page)

Healthlink additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral:

Service Directory Galway City Integrated Hub (PDF, size 772 KB, 8 pages)

East Galway/Roscommon Integrated Care Hub

Healthlink status: Live (as of 13/06/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "East Galway/Roscommon ICPCD Hub" and from“Referral Type” select the applicable intervention from the available list.

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: Tuam/Athenry/Loughrea (CHN 7), East Galway & South Roscommon (CHN 8) & North Roscommon/North East Galway (CHN 9)

Operational Lead name: Andrea Devine (Andrea.Devine@hse.ie)

Consultant (Cardiology): Dr. Nuria Farre

Consultant (Diabetes): Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Consultant (Respiratory): Dr. Hilary Mc Loughlin

Hub contact details: referral.ballinasloehubicpcd@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: East Galway/Roscommon Integrated Care Hub, HSE Community Healthcare West, St Brigids, Ballinasloe, Co Galway. H53 N243.

Geographical boundary Info: See attached map: East Galway Roscommon Integrated Care Hub Map (PDF, size 2.1 MB, 1 page)

Healthlink additional information: Please refer to the table below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral:

Service Directory East Galway Roscommon (PDF, 592 KB, 6 pages)

Mayo Integrated Care Hub

Healthlink status: Live (as of 28/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "Mayo Integrated Care Hub" and from“Referral Type” select the applicable intervention from the available list.

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: North Mayo – Ballina (CHN 1), East Mayo – Castlebar (CHN 2) and West Mayo – Westport (CHN 3)

Operational Lead name: Caroline Groarke (Caroline.Groarke1@hse.ie)

Consultant (Cardiology): Dr Fionnuala Lavin

Consultant (Diabetes): Vacant post

Consultant (Respiratory): Dr Dominic Doyle

Hub contact details: referral.mayohubicpcd@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: Mayo Integrated Care Hub, HSE Community Health Care West, County Clinic, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. F23 XK72.

Geographical boundary Info: See attached map. Mayo Integrated Care Hub Map (PDF, 2.5 MB, 1 page)

Service Directory Mayo Integrated Hub (PDF, size 655 KB, 3 pages)

ICPOP Galway East City & County

Healthlink status: Live (as of 06/07/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "ICPOP CST Galway East City and County" and “Referral Type” as: “Older Persons Services Referral

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: Central Galway/East Galway City (CHN 6) & Central Galway/East Galway City (CHN 7)

Operational Lead name: James Geoghegan (james.geoghegan@hse.ie)

Consultant Geriatrician: Prof. Michelle Canavan                                               

Hub contact detailsICPOP.GalwayEast@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: HSE ICPOP Galway East City & County, HSE Community Healthcare West, Unit 7, Racecourse Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway, H91 NP73

Additional information: Please refer to table below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral

Eligibility Criteria

Check older person meets the eligibility criteria, and is appropriate for referral.

Must have one of the following:

  • Frailty - new or unexpected change in mobility and/or function (e.g. requiring help or dependent for shopping, meal preparation, medications self-management, showering, dressing, walking outside alone etc.)
  • Falls - recurrent or unexplained falls.
  • Cognition Status - new or unexpected change in cognition function.

Also must be:

  • 75 or over.
  • Assessed by referring source.
  • Are aware and agree to referral.
  • Are between 4-6 on the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale.
  • Requires assessment and intervention by two or more of multi-disciplinary team.

Please note that all service users are initially assessed using the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)

ICPOP East Galway/Roscommon 

Healthlink status: Live (as of 06/07/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "ICPOP CST East Galway and Roscommon" and “Referral Type” as: “Older Persons Services Referral

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: East Galway & South Roscommon (CHN 8) & North Roscommon/North East Galway (CHN 9)

Operational Lead name: Jarlath Keady (david.keady@hse.ie)

Consultant Geriatrician: Dr Niamh Hannon                          

Hub contact detailsolderpersonshub.egros@hse.ie 

Hub Postal address: HSE ICPOP East Galway/Roscommon, HSE St Brigids Campus, Creagh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 N243.

Additional information: Please refer to table below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral.

Eligibility Criteria

Check older person meets the eligibility criteria, and is appropriate for referral.

Must have one of the following:

  • Frailty - new or unexpected change in mobility and/or function (e.g. requiring help or dependent for shopping, meal preparation, medications self-management, showering, dressing, walking outside alone etc.)
  • Falls - recurrent or unexplained falls.
  • Cognition Status - new or unexpected change in cognition function.

Also must be:

  • 75 or over.
  • Assessed by referring source.
  • Are aware and agree to referral.
  • Are between 4-6 on the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale.
  • Requires assessment and intervention by two or more of multi-disciplinary team.

Please note that all service users are initially assessed using the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)

ICPOP Galway West City & County

Healthlink status: Live (as of 06/07/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: "ICPOP CST Galway West City and County" and “Referral Type” as: “Older Persons Services Referral

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas:  West Galway (CHN 4) & West Galway City (CHN 5)

Operational Lead name: Fiona McCleane (Fiona.McCleane@hse.ie)

Consultant Geriatrician: Dr Maria Costello                                       

Hub contact detailsICPOP.GalwayWest@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: HSE ICPOP Galway West City & County, Crospon Building, Unit 7, IDA Business Park, Dangan, Galway, H91 P2DK.

Additional information: Please refer to table below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral.

Eligibility Criteria

Check older person meets the eligibility criteria, and is appropriate for referral.

Must have one of the following:

  • Frailty - new or unexpected change in mobility and/or function (e.g. requiring help or dependent for shopping, meal preparation, medications self-management, showering, dressing, walking outside alone etc.)
  • Falls - recurrent or unexplained falls.
  • Cognition Status - new or unexpected change in cognition function.

Also must be:

  • 75 or over.
  • Assessed by referring source.
  • re aware and agree to referral.
  • Are between 4-6 on the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale.
  • Requires assessment and intervention by two or more of multi-disciplinary team.

Please note that all service users are initially assessed using the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA).

ICPOP Mayo

Healthlink status: Live (as of 06/07/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for hospital as: "CHO 2", Speciality: " ICPOP CST Mayo" and “Referral Type” as: “Older Persons Services Referral”

Community Healthcare Network Catchment Areas: North Mayo – Ballina (CHN 1), East Mayo – Castlebar (CHN 2) and West Mayo – Westport (CHN 3)

Operational Lead name: Marie Alexander (Marie.Alexander2@hse.ie)

Consultant Geriatrician: Prof. Tom O’Malley                                    

Hub contact detailsICPOP.Mayo@hse.ie

Hub Postal address: HSE ICPOP Mayo, Integrated Day Hospital, HSE Primary Care Building, Moneen, Castlebar, F23 XV04.

Additional information: Please refer to table below for specific speciality referral availability and criteria to be included in referral.

Eligibility Criteria

Check older person meets the eligibility criteria, and is appropriate for referral.

Must have one of the following:

  • Frailty - new or unexpected change in mobility and/or function (e.g. requiring help or dependent for shopping, meal preparation, medications self-management, showering, dressing, walking outside alone etc.)
  • Falls - recurrent or unexplained falls.
  • Cognition Status - new or unexpected change in cognition function. 

Also must be:

  • 75 or over.
  • Assessed by referring source.
  • Are aware and agree to referral.
  • Are between 4-6 on the Rockwood Clinical Frailty Scale.
  • Requires assessment and intervention by two or more of multi-disciplinary team.

Please note that all service users are initially assessed using the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA)

CHN 1 North Mayo - Ballina

Healthlink status: Live (as of 11/03/2024)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Ballina, Charlestown, Erris, Swinford and Crossmolina

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Mayo

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Mayo Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Nadine Dabbagh. Email: Nadine.Dabbagh@hse.ie

CHN contact detailsNorthMayoReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 2 South Mayo - Castlebar

Healthlink status: Live (as of 11/03/2024)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Ballyhaunis, Kiltimagh, Castlebar and Claremorris.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Mayo

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Mayo Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Maura Kelly (Maura.Kelly@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsSouthMayoReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 3 West Mayo - Westport

Healthlink status: Live (as of 11/03/2024)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Westport, Achill, Ballinrobe and Louisburg.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Mayo

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Mayo Integrated Care Hub

Community Healthcare Manager name: Dorothy Devine (Dorothy.Devine@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsWestMayoReferrals.chn@hse.ie

CHN Postal address: Community Healthcare West, HSE Primary Care Centre, Tubberhill, Westport, Co. Mayo, F28 ED71.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 4 West Galway - Connemara

Healthlink status: Live (as of 11/03/2024)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location:CHN 4 West Galway” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Spiddal, South Connemara, Clifden, Oughterard, Aran Islands and Moycullen.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Galway West City & County

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Galway City Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Trish Stephens (Trish.Stephens@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsWestGalwayReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 5 West Galway City

Healthlink status: Live (as of 14/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location:CHN 5 - West Galway City” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral or “General Paediatrics Referral”

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Castlegar, City Centre, Shantalla, Salthill, and Knocknacarra.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Galway West City & County

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Galway City Integrated Care Hub

Consultant General Paediatrician: Dr. Tinta Deasy

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Catherine Flynn (Catherine.Flynn@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsWestGalwayCityReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific referral types available and their inclusion criteria.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

Paediatrics Referral Criteria (Network 5 only) (PDF, size 465 KB, 1 page)

CHN 6 Central Galway/East Galway City

Healthlink status: Live (as of 14/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location: “CHN 6 - Central Galway/East Galway City” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral”

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: City East, Balybane, Oranmore, Gort, Claregalway and Headford.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Galway East City & County

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: Galway City Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Connie O’Connell. Email: Connie.Oconnell1@hse.ie

CHN contact details: EastCityCentralGalwayReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific referral types available and their inclusion criteria.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 7 Tuam/Athenry/Loughrea

Healthlink status: Live (as of 14/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location: “CHN 7 – Tuam/Athenry/Loughrea” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral”

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Tuam 1, Tuam 2, Athenry, Abbeyknockmoy and Loughrea.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP Galway East City & County

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: East Galway/Roscommon Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Anne Kennedy (Anne.Kennedy10@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsNorthGalwayReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific referral types available and their inclusion criteria.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 8 East Galway & South Roscommon

Healthlink status: Live (as of 29/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location: “CHN 8 – East Galway & South Roscommon” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral”

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Ballinasloe, Eyrecourt, Athlone, Mountbellew and Portumna.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP East Galway/Roscommon

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: East Galway/Roscommon Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Helen Labranche (Helen.Labranche@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsEastGalwaySouthRosReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific referral types available and their inclusion criteria.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

CHN 9 North Roscommon/North East Galway

Healthlink status: Live (as of 29/08/2023)

Using Area Finder to identify service user’s referring geographical location: Click on https://hseareafinder.ie and insert service user’s Eircode to identify their affiliated Community Healthcare Network, Nursing Service, Integrated Care Programme for Older People (ICPOP) hub and Chronic Disease (Integrated Care) hub.

Healthlink Location details: Search for Group as: "CHO 2", Hospital/location: “CHN 9 – North Roscommon & North East Galway” and “Referral Type” as: “ECC CHN Referral”

Affiliated Primary Care Teams: Roscommon, Castlerea, Glenamaddy, Boyle, Strokestown and Ballaghaderreen.

Affiliated ICPOP Service: ICPOP East Galway/Roscommon

Affiliated Integrated Care Hub Service: East Galway/Roscommon Integrated Care Hub

Enhanced Community Care Network Manager name: Marian Lavin (Marian.Lavin@hse.ie)

CHN contact detailsNorthRosNorthEastGalwayReferrals.chn@hse.ie

Additional information: Please refer to the document below for specific referral types available and their inclusion criteria.

Enhanced Community Care Referral Criteria (PDF, size 629 KB, 4 pages)

Last Updated: 11/03/2024