Beaumont Hospital Kidney Centre

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Referring A Patient

Referral Process

Who Can Make Referrals to Our Service? 

A patient can be referred to a Nephrologist, Urologist or Transplant Surgeon in one of our Outpatient Department clinics by:

  • A General Practitioner (GP)
  • A Beaumont Hospital Consultant - If the patient is attending a Beaumont Hospital consultant as an outpatient or in-patient, that consultant may refer the patient to another Beaumont Hospital specialist for their opinion.
  • An External Consultant - A consultant from another hospital can refer the patient to Beaumont for a  second opinion or for a service that the other hospital does not provide.
  • The Emergency Department
    The Emergency Department may also refer a patient to the Outpatient Department.


Referral Letters

Referral Letters should contain the following information:

  • Full GP and practice details or External Consultant name and External Agency.
  • Complete patient demographic data, including the correct name spelling and date of birth.
  • Patient telephone numbers. These are important in instances when we may be able to offer a patient an earlier or cancelled appointment.
  • All relevant clinical information.
  • Information on any relevant pathology or x-ray tests.

Delivering Referral Letters

  • By Post - Address the letter to Secretary to [insert name of Consultant & Speciality], Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, 9.
  • By Hand - Deliver the letter to OPD Appointments at the Outpatient Registration Desk.
  • By Fax - Address the letter to Secretary to [insert name of Consultant & Speciality]. The Clinic Search feature has a list of secretary phone and fax numbers.

All referral letters upon receipt are prioritised by the Consultant or Senior Registrar as to whether the patient is seen as an "urgent," "soon," or "routine" appointment.

Urgent Referrals

If a GP/External Consultant wishes to contact a Consultant regarding an urgent referral, the Consultant’s secretary should be contacted in the first instance.

Consultant Nephrologists

Dr. Magee Secretary: (01) 797 4701

Prof. Conlon Secretary: (01) 809 2747

Dr. Denton Secretary: (01) 809 3080

Dr. O'Seaghdha Secretary: (01) 809 2567

Dr De Freitas Secretary: (01) 809 3357

Dr Little Secretary: (01) 797 4701

Consultant Urologists/Transplantation

Mr. Creagh Secretary: (01) 809 3310

Ms Donovan Secretary: (01) 809 2935

Ms Eng Secretary: (01) 809 2339

Mr Hickey Secretary: (01) 809 3135

Ms Little Secretary: (01) 809 2935

Mr Mohan Secretary: (01) 797 3135

Mr Power Secretary: (01) 809 3046

Mr Smyth Secretary: (01) 809 2339