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The unit provides Medical Patients with a GP referral with same day and immediate access to Medical Consultants

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.

 

Referral to the MAU at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

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):

  • Chest pain or Cardiac problems incl. palpitations or angina
  • Respiratory conditions including shortness of breath, asthma, possible pneumonia or COPD
  • Flu like illnesses
  • Headaches, dizziness, collapse or mini-stroke (TIA)
  • Anaemia / unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Infections such as cellulitis, urinary tract or kidney infections
  • Acute gastrointestinal problems, such as bleeding ulcers or liver disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease
  • Possible DVTs
  • Rheumatology Disorders

 

Reasons to ask to be referred to the MAU at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

  • Immediate access to expert  Consultant opinion
  • Immediate access to state of the art facilities for angiograms and treatment of a range of cardiac conditions
  • Scheduled no-delay admission to the unit
  • Rapid assessment and investigations
  • Timely initiation of treatment
  • Access to a hospital bed if required
  • Excellent medical insurance coverage  (excl. Public hospital only policies) if admission to a hospital bed is required

Information

About the team

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.

Consultation process

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.  

Consultants

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Dr. Geraldine Hosny

Acute Internal Medicine Consultant Medical Assessment Unit General Medicine

Bon Secours Dublin

P:01 8065498

Dr. Geraldine Hosny

Acute Internal Medicine Consultant

Biography

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

Areas of Interest

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

Qualifications

MD MRCPI

Contact Details

  • Dr. Geraldine Hosny
  • MAU, Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Glasnvein, Dublin 9

Secretary

Dr Colette Barry

Consultant in General Medicine Medical Assessment Unit General Medicine

Bon Secours Dublin

P:01 8082335

Dr Colette Barry

Consultant in General Medicine

Biography

Qualifications

M.B. B.Ch. B.A.O. M.R.C.P.I

Contact Details

  • Dr Colette Barry
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Session Times

Thursdays 1.30pm - 5pm

Prof Richard Costello

Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Respiratory & Sleep Medicine ,Endoscopy,Medical Assessment Unit Respiratory Medicine

Bon Secours Dublin

P:01 809 3762

Prof Richard Costello

Consultant in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine

Biography

Areas of Interest

Asthma, Sleep Medicine, Allergy

Qualifications

M.B., M.D., F.R.C.P.I.

Contact Details

  • Prof Richard Costello
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Dr Matilde Mijares Zamuner

Consultant Endocrinonologist and Diabetologist Endocrinology ,Medical Assessment Unit Endocrinology

Bon Secours Dublin

P:01 8082315

Dr Matilde Mijares Zamuner

Consultant Endocrinonologist and Diabetologist

Biography

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.

Areas of Interest

Diabetes Mellitus, Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), Thyroid disease, Obesity, but is experienced in all aspects of General Endocrinology.

Qualifications

M.B, B.Ch, Msc.

Contact Details

  • Dr Matilde Mijares Zamuner
  • Bon Secours Consultants Clinic, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Secretary

Dr. Ross Morgan

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine Respiratory & Sleep Medicine ,Medical Assessment Unit Respiratory Medicine

Bon Secours Dublin

P:01 8511938

Dr. Ross Morgan

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine

Biography

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.

Areas of Interest

Lung Cancer, Bronchoscopy, Pleural Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Airway inflamation

Qualifications

MB BCh BAO (Hons) MD FRCPI FCCP

Contact Details

  • Dr. Ross Morgan
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9

Secretary

Appointments

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 dmau@bonsecours.ie  Admission will be scheduled for that day. The admission team will contact the GP and the patient with an admission day and time.

Opening Hours

Admission times to the Medical Assessment Unit are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Tel: (01) 8065498 or 086 2098380
  • Fax: (01) 8065405

Costs

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.

GP Information

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.

Suitable Patients

General Respiratory
  • Weight loss
  • PUI
  • Fatigue
  • Malignancy work-up
  • Cellulitis
  • Flu like illness
  •  Respiratory tract infection
  • Asthma / COPD
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • PE
Cardiology Gastroenterology
  • Stable acute coronary syndrome exclusive of STEMI
  • Stable angina
  • Palpitations
  • CCF
  • Pericarditis and Myocarditis
  • Stable GI bleed
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Malignancy
  • Jaundice
  • Gastroenteritis
Haematology Neurology
  • Anaemia
  • DVT
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Headaches
  • TIA'S
  • Collapse / Syncope
Endocrine Nephrology
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • UTI / Pyelonephritis
  • Nephrotic / Nephritic Syndrome
  • Acute and Chronic Kidney Injury
Rheumatology Disorders

Unsuitable Patients

Unsuitable Patients
  • Patients requiring resuscitation, who are clinically or physiologically unstable or considered at high risk for sudden life threatening deterioration
  • Patients with chest pain or suspicion of STEMI
  • Patients requiring urgent PCI
  • Acute behavioural problems
  • Acute decrease in level of consciousness
  • Acute requirement for haemodialysis
  • Psychiatric issues
  • Surgical conditions

 

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.

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