Anaesthesia

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses


Head of Department:Dr. Patrick Conroy
Email:Patrick.Conroy@amnch.ie
Secretary:Ms Larissa McCarthy
Contact Details:

Tel: 01 414 2653 

Email:Larissa.McCarthy@amnch.ie

Description of Department/Service

The Department of Anaesthesia at Tallaght Hospital provides round the clock scheduled and emergency anaesthesia and critical care services for adult and paediatric patients at Tallaght Hospital. The department is staffed by 22 consultants of whom six work between Tallaght Hospital and Naas General Hospital sites.

The Department is approved for higher specialist training by the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine of Ireland and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Additionally the department provides structured undergraduate teaching to students of the Trinity College Dublin Medical School as well as contributing to postgraduate Nurse education.

Some of the clinical services provided by the Department includes:

  • Preoperative patient assessment (nurse led)
  • Anaesthesia for Adult & Paediatric surgery (this includes trauma, elective orthopaedics, spinal surgery, ENT, gynaecology, general surgery, psychiatry, urology)
  • Critical Care services (includes paediatric critical care, Resuscitation adults/paediatrics, in-hospital Emergency Response Team etc.)

Patient Information

There are four different hospital admission routes for patients receiving services from the anaesthesia department. The process varies depending on the route by which you will be admitted the hospital:

  • Emergency patients & Elective Patients admitted overnight before surgery: These patients will be visited preoperatively in the hospital by a member of the anaesthetic team rostered to anaesthetise you for your surgery.
  • Day of Surgery Admission (DOSA) patients & Day Case Patients: These patients undergo Preoperative Assessment several days to weeks before surgery either over the telephone or else in person at the nurse-led Preoperative Assessment clinic located beside the hospital Day Ward (1st floor). Once reviewed by the Preoperative Assessment nurses and passed fit for surgery this group of patients will be informed by the hospitals Admissions Office of a date for their surgery. Day Case patients come in on the morning of their surgery and are discharged after surgery the same day. DOSA patients are admitted on the morning of their surgery and remain in the hospital overnight postoperatively. 

Anaesthesia Consultants

Dr. Nader Al Mane
Dr. Mark Campbell 
Dr. Sally-Ann Colbert
Dr. Judith Connolly
Dr. Patrick Conroy
Dr. Fergal Day
Dr Maria Donnelly
Dr. Arabella Fahy
Dr. Gerry Fitzpatrick
Dr. Kieran Foley
Dr. Anne Heffernan
Dr. Philip Hu
Dr. Karthik Srinivasan
Dr. Shakeel Kazmi
Dr. Khalid Mahmood
Dr. Joe McDonnell 
Dr. Paul McDonagh
Dr. Ellie O'Leary
Dr. Katrina O'Sullivan
Dr. Camillus Power
Dr. Karen Tan
Dr. Rob Whitty

Useful Links

Click the following link to view the Anaesthesia booklet

ICU Information booklet