Department of Palliative Care: University Hospital Limerick

About Us

Palliative care is specialised medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis.

The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment. 

The Palliative Care teamwork in close co-operation with Milford Hospice.

Our Team

  • Dr. Feargal Twomey – Consultant in Palliative Medicine
    Contact Number: 061485846
  • Dr. Marian Conroy- Consultant in Palliative Medicine
    Contact Number: 061201702

Outpatient Clinic Times

Department of Palliative Care Clinic Schedule
Location Clinic Time
Mid Western Cancer Centre Palliative Medicine Clinic Tuesday 13.00-17.00

Access to Our Services

Patients may be referred to the palliative care services if they have:

  • been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition such as cancer, heart failure or motor neurone disease
  • complex symptoms resulting from the condition or
  • complex psychological or social needs related to the condition which persist despite the care being provided by other professionals

Referrals may be made for the purposes of providing advice and support for:

  • symptom control
  • psychological or social distress
  • future care planning
  • the provision of end of life care

Referral Procedures

Referrals to the Palliative Care team are made by the hospital consultant who is responsible for your care.

The palliative care team can help the medical team to refer patients to a hospice or the community palliative care service that covers the patient’s home area.

Contact Us:

  • Milford Car Centre-061485800 bleep 254
  • Nurse Specialists:
    • Dooradoyle:061 482726
    • Ennis: 0656824464
    • Nenagh: 06731491
    • St. Johns Hospital: 06141582