The Department of Geriatric Medicine provides a multi-disciplinary approach to all aspects of patient care including acute in-patient care, outpatient services and inpatient rehabilitation across multiple sites.
In-patient acute care for older patients are provided for those who have multiple and complex medical problems, including falls, immobility and confusion. It provides rehabilitation for those patients whose illness leads to functional deterioration with the goal of achieving independent living at home again.
- Professor Declan Lyons: Consultant in Geriatric Medicine
- Dr. Catherine Peters: Consultant in Geriatric Medicine
- Dr. Margaret O'Connor: Consultant in Geriatric Medicine
- Dr. Christine O'Malley: Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Nenagh Hospital)
- Dr. Mary Boland: Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Ennis Hospital)
- Ms. Christine Sheehy, CNS Functional Gerontology, Clinical Age Assessment Unit
- Ms. Aine Costelloe CNM Clinical Age Assessment Unit
- Ms. Sheila Carew, CNS Syncope and Research, Clinical Age Assessment Unit
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University Hospital Limerick
The Clinical Age Assessment Unit is the diagnostic unit of the department incorporating:
- Blood Pressure Unit
- Syncope/Falls Unit
- DEXA Unit
Primary and Community Care
We work with our primary care colleagues to promote healthy ageing in the community.
There are 3 “off-site” rehabilitation units serving Limerick City and East County (St. Camillus’ Hospital, Limerick), West Limerick (St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastlewest) and North Tipperary (Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles).
St. Camillus' Hospital
- General Rehabilitation 16 beds
- Stroke Rehabilitation 6 beds
St. Ita's Hospital
- General Rehabilitation 14 beds
Hospital of the Assumption
- General Rehabilitation 11 beds
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The Departments research Interests are in the areas of:
Pharmacology of Ageing
- Vascular Homeostasis, RAS Autonomic Function, Nitric Oxide Biology
- Mechanisms of pain
- New diagnostics