Rheumatology is the specialty of medicine that is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Rheumatology problems involve joints, soft tissues and connective tissues. There are approximately 200 types of rheumatology conditions, including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Lupus, Gout, Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis.
The UL hospitals rheumatology department, through its multidisciplinary team of medical and nursing staff,caresforpatients with arthritis-related diseases. Treatmentsaim toalleviate pain, maintain or improve joint mobility, help prevent disease progression and damage. We also helppatients and their familiesto manage the condition. Outpatient rheumatology clinics are held in NenaghHospital, University Hospital, Limerick, EnnisHospitaland CroomHospital.
At our site in Croom there is an infusion unit. Our dedicated rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialists are also based in Croom. Patients from all the UL Hospitalsreceive specialist therapies in a dedicated day ward here. This facility also includes infusion services, access to patient information, disease and drug intervention, ultrasound scanning and a research programme.
Outpatient Clinic Times
New referrals for rheumatology clinics are assessed on all sites,includingUniversity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital and Croom Hospital.Submitted letters are assessed by the Consultant and an appropriate appointment will be forwarded directly to the patient.
- Rheumatologist Nurse, Siobhan Morrissey 061-485447
- Rheumatologist Nurse, Mary Brady 061-485505/086-0472376
- Rheumatology Nurse (Nenagh), Mary Gillespie 086 0450489.
- Rheumatology Secretary University Hospital Limerick, 061 485215
- Rheumatology Secretary Nenagh Hospital, 067-42347
- Rheumatology Secretary Ennis Hospital, 065-6863113
- Rheumatology Secretary Croom Hospital, 061-485456