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St. Vincent's University Hospital - University College Dublin

Person responsible for CTC programme: James Geraghty

Hospital overview

St. Vincent's University Hospital is a major academic teaching hospital. We provide a front line emergency service and national/regional medical care at inpatient and outpatient level. St. Vincent's University Hospital provides in excess of forty medical specialities. The hospital has 479 in-patient beds, incorporating 7-day, 5-day and day care options. St Vincent's University Hospital is a health promoting hospital. Education and research are major components of the philosophy of St. Vincent's University Hospital.

CTC programmes offered

1. Breast surgery

Discipline: Surgical oncology
Programme mentor:

D. Evoy, J. Geraghty, E. McDermott, R. Prichard, J. Rothwell

Duration: 3 - 6 months
Type: Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership
Language requirements: Good knowledge of English required
Programme description: In total, 550 new breast cancer per year are treated, with approximately 40% of these coming through the National Cancer Screening Service. It provides the full complement of care for these patients, including primary breast reconstruction, genetic testing where indicated and other specialist services.

2. Colorectal surgery

Discipline: Surgical oncology
Programme mentor: J. Hyland, R. O’Connell, D. Winter, (D. Beddy)
Duration: 3 - 6 months
Type: Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership
Language requirements: Good knowledge of English required
Programme description: Approximately 300 colorectal cancer patients are seen each year across St. Vincent’s Hospital Campus. The vast majority of surgery is laparoscopic and this Campus has also been nominated as a Specialist Centre for the National Colorectal Screening Programme, which starts in 2012.

3. Hepatic, pancreatic and biliary tract surgery

Discipline: Surgical oncology
Programme mentor: J. Geoghegan, D. Hoti, D. Maguire, O. Traynor
Duration: 3 - 6 months
Type: Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership
Language requirements: Good knowledge of English required
Programme description: St. Vincent’s University Hospital is the only National Centre in Ireland for pancreatic cancer. As such, therefore, it provides the full range of multidisciplinary care involved in the management of patients presenting with pancreatic cancer and trainees will also be exposed to liver resection as part of working in this unit. A total of 290 pancreatic cancers were seen in 2010, over 100 pancreatic resections were carried out and a similar number of hepatic resections were performed in this time period.

4. Prostate surgery

Discipline:  Surgical oncology
Programme mentor: G. Lennon, D. Mulvin, M. Murphy, D. Quinlan
Duration: 3 - 6 months
Type: Visiting Residency and Visiting Observership
Language requirements: Good knowledge of English required
Programme description: St. Vincent’s University Hospital is one of the eight cancer centres in Ireland looking after urological cancers including prostate cancer and it, combined with the University College Dublin affiliated Mater Hospital, sees the majority of prostate cancers in Ireland.

 

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