Oncology

The Oncology Day Unit has been in operation since January 2008. To date there are three Oncology Consultants, two Haematologists and a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at the Hermitage Medical Clinic:

Dr. J Kennedy, Consultant Medical Oncologist
Dr. David Gallagher. Consultant Medical Oncologist
Dr. Philip Murphy, Consultant in Haematology
Dr. P Thornton, Consultant in Haematology
Dr. Liam O’ Siorain, Palliative Medicine

The Unit provides for Oncology/Haematology patients which include but is not limited to:

  • Neo-adjuvant oncology patients
  • Adjuvant oncology patients
  • Metastatic oncology patients
  • Palliative patients
  • Leukaemia
  • Proliferative blood disorders, such as myeloma & lymphoma
  • Haemochromatosis

Day Unit accommodation for up to seven Oncology / Haematology patients with provision for:

  • Consultant consultations
  • Patient assessment and evaluation
  • Patient and family education
  • Psychosocial support & liaison with many national cancer support groups
  • Medication delivery including chemotherapy administration and management.

Useful Links

www.cancer.ie