Renal Medicine, also known as Nephrology, is a branch of medicine that deals with disorders and diseases of the kidney. Our department is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses and dieticians, providing a specialist service for our patients.
We diagnose and treat patients with many different kidney conditions including:
Each of our consultants has a weekly general outpatient clinic where they see new and returning patients. Our consultant's outpatient clinic locations are listed below for you:
Prof. O'Meara - Clinic number 2, Level 1, Whitty Building.
Dr. O'Riordan - Clinic number 9, Level 2, Whitty Building.
Dr. Sadlier - Clinic Number 7, Level 1, Whitty Building.
We provide care to patients admitted to hospital under the Renal Medicine consultants with dedicated renal beds on St. John's Ward. We also have a daily consult service providing renal advice and dialysis for other teams and patients throughout the hospital.
- Education and training for our patients starting peritoneal dialysis
- Outpatient follow-up and review of all peritoneal dialysis patients
- Support for peritoneal dialysis patients admitted to hospital
- A review clinic for satellite and home haemodialysis patients
We provide scheduled infusions of iron, electroylte and immune suppression to patients. Our infusion service is located in Clinic number 1, Level 1, Whitty Building.
You will be asked to attend the low clearance clinic if your kidney function has deteriorated and you need advice about dialysis or transplantation. We also treat the complications of kidney disease in the clinic, such as anaemia. You will see a doctor or a nephrology clinical nurse specialist. We also review and follow-up post kidney transplant patients and carry out urgent reviews of patients known to renal services. These clinics are located the Renal Day Unit, Eccles Street.
- Chronic out-patient dialysis
- An isolation unit
- Support for dialysis patients in satellite centres at
The Beacon in Sandyford and Drogheda, and Fresenius Northern Cross.
- Dialysis for inpatients including an acute dialysis service for the hospital
The Haemodialysis Unit is located on Level 2, in the Misericordiae Wing.
Irish Kidney Association - www.ika.ie
National Kidney Foundation - www.kidney.org
HSE information on kidney conditions and treatments - www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/K/?index=k
Beaumont Hospital Kidney Centre - www.beaumont.ie/kidneycentre-forpatients
Referrals can be sent to the department directly by referral letter or via Healthlink. We triage all referrals promptly and offer appointments to patients to be seen in order of both clinical priority and date of referral.
Information for doctors is available on our GP and hospital referral page.
The Department of Renal Medicine in the Mater Hospital has a long tradition in education and is dedicated to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and education.
We have strong links with University College Dublin (UCD) Medical School with medical students frequently moving through our department and we continue to work with UCD in the area of kidney disease research.
Additionally, we support basic and higher specialist training of doctors through clinical practice and continuing education with weekly medical grand rounds, journal club and other teaching, research and audit opportunities.
There are opportunities for renal nurses to participate in the Postgraduate Diploma in Renal Specialist Nursing in association with Trinity College Dublin.