GP Information From Saint Francis Private Hospital

GP Information

Direct Access to Dedicated Consultant Led Endoscopy Service

Mr Shabaz Mansoor, Consultant General Surgeon

The following is an outline of the referral criteria.

Suitable Patients:

  • New Upper GI Symptoms
  • Suspected GI Bleed (Stable)
  • Suspected Malabsorption Syndrome
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Altered Bowel Habit
  • Weight Loss
  • Anaemia (Iron Deficiency)
  • Family History/Screening

Unsuitable Patients:

  • Not Fit for Day Case Procedure
  • Not Fit for 'At Home' Bowel Preperation
  • Aged Under 16
  • Significant Co-Morbidities (uncontrolled CFF, Several Bowel Disease)
  • Haemodynamically Unstable Patient

Service Features:

  • Same day Consultant Triage: Referrals received by 2 pm
  • Appointments: Organised within 2 working days directly with patient
  • Reports to referring doctor
  • Results & management plan: Discussed with patient on the day of procedure
  • Insurance Cover: Please check with your insurance provider
  • Urgent Patients Prioritised

Download Endoscopy Referral Form (word)

New Cardiology Services Announced

St. Francis Private Hospital are delighted to announce the launch of high quality and efficient cardiology services to our patients.

This service caters for GP Referrals as well as referrals from other hospitals.

We will provide a wide range of diagnostics procedures including:

  • ECG (Electrocardiograph)
  • Echo (Echocardiogram)
  • Excercise Stress Test
  • 24 Hour & 48 Hour Heart Monitoring (Holter Monitoring)
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring

Cardiology services commenced on Monday 04/07/16

Find Out More

Download our Cardiology Brochure (pdf)

Download our Cardiology Referral Form (pdf)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

St Francis Private Hospital is delighted to announce that we have commenced a new MRI service.

This service will be delivered in partnership with Alliance Medical, an award winning Irish radiology services provider who currently delivers services in nineteen locations throughout Ireland.

All reports will be available within 48 hours of the examination being completed.

If you have any further queries, please call us on 044 9385391.

Download Radiology Referral Form (pdf)

St. Francis Joins With Alliance Medical

St Francis Private Hospital is proud to announce that since June 2016 we are now working in conjunction with the award winning radiology service provider, Alliance Medical.

The synergies within St Francis Private Hospital and Alliance Medical are multiple, the main ones being that both groups are clinically led, are quality and patient focused organisations delivering services within the local community.

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St Francis Private Hospital & Hermitage Medical Clinic Joint Initiative

As part of the plans for the future growth and expansion of the hospital, St Francis Private Hospital is delighted to announce that a team of nine Consultants from the Hermitage Medical Clinic have joined the hospitals Consultant team.

This joint initiative between the two hospitals will allow St Francis Hospital offer GP's and their patients access to a wider group of Consultants for consultations and surgical services in a location close to where they live. The new or expanded range of specialties available in the hospital will include;

  • Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Urology
  • Pain Management
  • Rheumatology
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Injections
  • Skin Cancer
  • Micro Hand Surgery
  • Cardiology

The expansion of our Consultant team will give our patients greater access to a broad range of services across a wide range of specialties. We look forward to building further on this joint initiative over the coming months and welcoming more Consultants and services into the hospital and the community.

Green Light Laser Services

Green Light Laser Services

St Francis Private Hospital is delighted to announce the introduction of green light laser services for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

GreenLight uses laser energy to remove enlarged prostate tissue, resulting in an open channel for urine flow-through and a quick return to a life that's free of BPH symptoms.

GreenLight Laser Therapy is suitable for most patients with an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

GreenLight Laser Therapy is typically a day case procedure; meaning your patient can return home hours after the procedure, and can return to normal, non-strenuous activities within days.

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St Francis Private Hospital Under New Ownership.

St Francis Private Hospital was established in 1968 by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady and has been an integral part of hospital services in the Midlands for over 40 years.

The hospital was sold in 2010 to VFM Healthcare. On the 22nd of April 2014, the hospital entered into receivership and Mr Kieran Wallace of KPMG was appointed as Receiver, following a request from the Directors.

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