The Rotunda Hospital Opens New One Stop Out-Patient Gynaecology Facility at Connolly Hospital
21st April 2016: The Rotunda Hospital has opened a new one stop out-patient gynaecology service at Connolly Hospital.
The new facility, which treats benign gynaecology problems on an ambulatory or outpatient basis, will seek to relieve The Rotunda Hospital of up to 500 appointments from its waiting list this year.
The Out Patient Hysteroscopy Clinic as it will be known, will facilitate the diagnosis of disease, and provide treatment to women with benign gynaecological problems such as the removal of polyps and fibroids and abnormal bleeding. Such interventions were traditionally the domain of hospital day procedure wards, with procedures conducted under general anaesthesia.
Professor Fergal Malone, Master of the Rotunda Hospital highlights the benefits of the new clinic to both patients and the Hospital. “This new service is essentially a ‘one-stop shop’ for patients with common gynaecological problems. We can provide examination, assessment and treatment all at the one facility in one visit, without the need for the patient to have multiple visits to the Hospital. These day procedures are minimally invasive, and offer our patients rapid access to investigation, diagnosis and treatment whilst relieving the pressure on Hospital waiting lists. We estimate that the new service should cater for approximately 25% of all gynaecologic referrals to the Rotunda.”
The clinic will be operated by Rotunda Consultants and staff and will operate four clinics per week. Appointments are made on a referral basis through The Rotunda Hospital. The new service is supported by the RCSI Hospital Group and Connolly Hospital.
It is planned in the future, to extend the service to accept selected patients from other hospitals within the RCSI Hospitals Group including Beaumont Hospital, Cavan General Hospital, Monaghan Hospital and Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.