The National Centre for Inherited Metabolic Disorders provides assessment and treatment to adults with inherited metabolic disorders. 

The adult metabolic service in the Mater Hospital provides multidisciplinary care for patients with known or suspected metabolic disorders. These disorders include phenylketonuria (PKU), galactosemia and lysosomal disease. We help patients to manage their conditions with optimal diets that match their metabolic needs. 

Our team 

We work as part of a team that specialise in assessing and treating metabolic disorders. This team includes our consultant physician, doctor, nurse, dietician , medical social worker and psychologist.

Your appointment

When you come in for your appointment, please bring a list of the medications that you take and copies of your prior evaluations/blood tests.

  • Between appointments, we encourage patients with known metabolic disorders (PKU, GA1, MSUD, HCU, MMA), to send in their blood and urine test results, if that has been recommended. These results help us assess your needs and are used to guide the management of your condition.
  • GP bloods for PKU patients (vitamin B12, ferritin, folate, and FBC) – these should be done in advance of the appointment and results faxed to (01) 803 4876.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please let us know at least three weeks in advance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

We are aware that the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak is causing significant concern to our patients and their families. While your routine outpatient appointment may need to be rescheduled our team will be in communication with you to provide continuity of your care as best as possible.

Continue your prescribed diet and medication unless advised otherwise. Follow your unwell plan if needed and contact the team. For any concerns about your metabolic condition please contact us: 
MMUH-NCIMD on 01 803 2759. The phone line is open between 8am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

If you suspect that you have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your GP for testing and advise our team if you are unwell. 

For COVID-19 specific queries you may wish to access the HSE website here which provides advice for high-risk / more vulnerable patients such as those with metabolic diseases, and please contact your GP.

Referral Information

Adult patients with suspected metabolic disorders can be referred by a GP or a specialist consultant. Please send referrals to the address below. Please include a medical summary and records of past medical history for patients with known metabolic disorders. 

Adult metabolic service
Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Eccles Street, Dublin 7
D07 R2WY

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