The Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) in the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin is a dedicated 8 bed unit which is staffed by a Medical Consultant in Acute Care, Medical Registrars and an experienced nursing team.
If you or a family member over the age of 16 is unwell or suffering froma medical issue or need immediate hospital admission, ask your GP about a referral to the MAU at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin.
Patient referred to the unit are rapidly assessed, investigated and treated for a variety of medical issues including (but not limited to):
The Department is led by Dr. Geraldine Hosny, Internal Medical Consultant who is supported by a team of nurses, consultants from other specialities and registrars.
Admission to the Medical Assessment is by GP or other consultant referral only.
The GP contacts the MAU with patient details and the MAU team will indicate immediately whether the patients’ condition is suitable for admission to the unit. The patient is then contacted by one of the MAU team who confirms an admission time and reconfirms the details with the GP.
On arrival to the hospital at the specified time, patients are admitted immediately to the dedicated unit and has an initial consultation with the Internal Medical Consultant who will arrange the appropriate investigations and treatment.
The aim is to complete all tests and investigations on the same day and depending on the outcome, the patient may be admitted to the hospital or alternatively discharged back to the care of their GP.
Geraldine graduated from UCD in 1991 and worked widely throughout the Irish Healthcare system completing her MRCPI in 1994. She was instrumental in establishing a virtual medical assessment program and admission avoidance pathways in St Vincent’s University Hospital, establishing some of the first formalised out patient pathways in the country. She gained a variety of international experience working in Australia and the Middle East. On her return to Ireland in 2014, Geraldine assumed the role of clinical lead in the AMAU in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
She joined the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin in summer 2016 as clinical lead of the hospitals expanding MAU where she heads up a team of registrars, nurses and allied health professionals
Geraldine’s particular interest lies in acute medicine dedicated to providing timely high quality evidence based care to the right patient in the right place at the right time
Dr Zamuner completed her Specialist training in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition and General Internal Medicine in Alicante’s University Hospital, Spain. She gained a Masters Degree in Clinical Research, in Spain 2011. She moved to Ireland in 2014 and she completed a research fellowship in Diabetes, specifically in Monogenic Forms of Diabetes in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.
She joined the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin in the summer of 2017 and is also part of the consultant team in hospital's Medical Assessment Unit.
Diabetes Mellitus, Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), Thyroid disease, Obesity, but is experienced in all aspects of General Endocrinology.
Ross Morgan graduated from UCD in 1996 and undertook specialist registrar
training in Respiratory Medicine in Ireland followed by a 3 year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Boston University. He has been a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Beaumont Hospital since 2007 and is a Fellow of the RCPI and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a council member of the Irish Thoracic Society and Chair of the Lung cancer group at the NCCP. He is also chairman of ASH Ireland.
His clinical and research interests are in lung cancer, pleural disease, airway inflammation and bronchoscopy.
Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Airway inflamation
If you are a GP and wish to admit a patient to the Medical Assessment Unit, please contact the admission team on 01 806 5498 or 086 2098380. You will be required to forward a referral via Healthlink or securely from your healthmail email account to email@example.com Admission will be scheduled for that day. The admission team will contact the GP and the patient with an admission day and time.
Admission times to the Medical Assessment Unit are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The initial attendance fee is €150 (non refundable) up to a maximum fee of €495. Patients will be charged according to the diagnostic test carried out which may include laboratory investigations, diagnostic imaging or non invasive cardiology investigations as prescribed by the consultant.
If a patient is admitted to the hospital, they will be refunded any amount they have paid over the attendance fee of €150.
The Medical Assessment Unit (MAU) is suitable for stable medically unwell patients requiring immediate assessment, investigation and treatment for a broad spectrum of medical conditions. Patients requiring care can only be referred by their GP to the unit and no walk-in patients will be accepted.
The following is a list of the suitable and unsuitable patients for admission to the Medical Assessment Unit.
If you would like any additional information about the unit or the suitability of your patient, please do not hesitate to call the unit on 01 8065498 or 086 2098380.