Dermatology (Adult & Paediatric)

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses

Contact Names/Numbers/email addresses 
Adult Dermatology Service

Dr Maureen Connolly Consultant Dermatologist
Contact Dermatology Secretary Maria Bergin 01 414 3849
Private Rooms Contact Secretary Linda 087 382 4632

Dr Anne-Marie Tobin Consultant Dermatologist
Contact Dermatology Secretary Gillian Cooney 01 414 2141
Private Rooms Contact Secretary Tammy 087 275 8380

Dermatology Clinical Nurse Manager
Michelle Greenwood
Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialists
Carmel Blake
Kelly Impey
Karen Delaney
Contact: 8am-4pm 01 414 2105 (A voicemail can be left during busy periods)

Dermatology Secretary (Adult Service only)
Veronica Mc Cabe
Contact Number 01 414 2141

Dermatology Admin Support Contact Number 01 414 3849
Team Leader Deirdre Brennan 
Team Members Maria Bergin

Paediatric Dermatology Service

Dr Grainne O’Regan Consultant Paediatric Dermatologist
Contact Paediatric Secretary Helen Kenny 01 414 2408

Paediatric Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Annamma Ragu Contact 01 414 2193
Contact Bleep Number via hospital switchboard 2930

Description of Department/Service

The Department of Dermatology provides services for patients with inflammatory skin disorders, pre-cancerous skin lesions and skin cancers and sees over 12,000 patients every year. Tallaght Hospital provides both an adult and paediatric dermatology service thus facilitating the management of patients with skin conditions from childhood to old age. The service facilitates the seamless transitioning from childhood to adult services under one roof without the need to transfer to another institution for follow on care.

Outpatient clinics are run by consultant dermatologists who can refer patients to dermatology clinical nurse specialists for treatments in their nurse-led clinics. The department provides a very busy day care service for patents with inflammatory skin conditions as well as facilitating skin biopsies and minor surgical procedures.

The dermatology department treats a wide range of skin diseases and these conditions can be broken down into a number of sub-specialities including

  • Phototherapy, 
  • Allergic contact dermatitis & Patch testing
  • Cutaneous surgery
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Skin surveillance in immuno-suppression
  • Pigmented lesion surveillance
  • Melanoma and non -melanoma skin cancer diagnosis and treatment

All the various sub specialities work closely together to provide a high quality service to patients with chronic inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer.

Research and Clinical Trials:
The department also undertakes clinical research and clinical trials led by Dr Anne – Marie Tobin.

Location

The Adult Dermatology Department is located on the first floor (Level 2) in the Day Ward. Please check in for your appointment using the self-service kiosks in the front entrance of the hospital and follow the instructions printed on the ticket.

The Paediatric Dermatology Department is located in the children’s section of the Out-patients department. Please check in for your appointment using the self-service kiosks in the front entrance of the hospital and follow the instructions printed on the ticket.

Referral Process

All patients both adults and children must be referred with a referral letter. All letters are triaged by a consultant dermatologist and an appointment is offered according to the clinical details provided in the referral letter.

Adult Referrals should be posted or faxed to the Central Registration Office Fax 01 414 4848

Paediatric Referrals should be posted or faxed to Clerical Paediatrics
Fax 01 414 3046

Private Adult Referrals should be posted or faxed to Private Consulting Rooms, Level 4 Fax: 01 414 4027

Patient Information

www.irishskinfoundation.ie Irish Skin Foundation
www.bad.org.uk British Association of Dermatologists
www.dermnetnz.org New Zealand Website

Useful Links

www.irishdermatologists.ie Irish Association of Dermatologists
www.bad.org.uk British Association of Dermatologists
www.aad.org American Academy of Dermatologists
www.irishskinfoundation.ie Irish Skin Foundation
www.dermnetnz.org New Zealand Website