The Specialist Rehabilitation Unit is led by Consultants in Geriatric Medicine, responsible for the care of older adult and elderly patients, and a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine responsible for patients across the age spectrum presenting with a variety of conditions.
Consultants work closely with interdisciplinary teams to deliver high quality and patient-centred care. Interdisciplinary teams work best by focusing on individual patients needs and goals. This team may comprise some or all of the following disciplines:
Consultants in Geriatric Medicine
Offer specialist knowledge and expertise in Geriatric Medicine for older adult patients.
- Dr Marie O’Connor
- Dr Eamon Dolan
Consultant in Rehabilitation
Offer expertise in Rehabilitation Medicine for patients 18 years and older.
Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors – Rotational Posts
Provide daily support to Hospital Consultants
Provide nursing care for patients. Nursing Staff are led by:
- Ms Joanne Larkin, Clinical Nurse Manager
- Ms Caroline Kilcoyne, Clinical Nurse Manager
Work to restore and optimise physical function, creating individualised exercise programmes, treating patients on a one-to-one basis and in group settings.
Enhance the skills needed to perform daily life activities independently.
Speech and Language Therapist
Facilitate patients with communication and swallowing difficulties.
Assess dietary needs and provide education on health-promoting foods to aid recovery.
Assist patients adjusting to the changes that have occurred in their lives as a result of their illness or injury.
Medical Social Worker
Provide emotional and practical support for patients.
Check to ensure new medications prescribed will not interact with existing medications being taken or affect an underlying medical condition. (They fulfil prescriptions for long-stay patients and assist medicine management, guiding patients who are prescribed several medications.)
Treat and manage foot-related conditions.
The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is a teaching hospital where students spend time on placement observing, learning and actively assisting in the delivery of treatments. Patients are asked if they consent to student participation and/or observation in advance of interactions, consultations, examinations or treatment. Patients have the right to refuse student participation and/or observation.