Rapid Assessment Respiratory Clinic

For patients with respiratory complaints incl post covid patients with respiratory issues that require outpatient specialist reviews incl. Post Covid patients with respiratory issues, the Rapid Assessment Respiratory Clinic is an innovative streamlined service for patients requiring timely expert respiratory opinion and investigations. The service is provided by a team of Consultant Respiratory Physicians. Patients are seen in a timely manner, tests are completed and evaluated and patients are reviewed by a respiratory physician as part of the appointment.

Suitable patients include those with:

  • Chronic cough
  • Exertional dyspnoea
  • Asthma / COPD
  • Bronchiectasis / Frequent respiratory infection
  • Interstitial lung disease / Sarcoidosis
  • Chest imaging abnormalities / Pulmonary nodules
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
  • Post COVID respiratory symptoms

Advantages for patients of being referred to the Clinic:

  • Expedited access to our Respiratory Specialists
  • Streamlined ‘same day’ pulmonary function testing
  • Rapid access to dedicated respiratory investigations including bronchoscopy & polysomnography

Potential outcomes for patient:

  • Patient is discharged with a comprehensive report returned to the referring GP the following day
  • Patient is referred for further investigation and evaluation which may include bronchoscopy, respiratory challenge test, CT or Sleep Study
  • Patient is referred to other specialties within the hospital possibly including Cardiology, GI etc.



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Ross Morgan
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine , Rapid Assessment Respiratory Clinic Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin

Prof Ross Morgan

Consultant in Respiratory Medicine


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




Beaumont Hospital Beaumont Road Dublin 9

Contact Details

  • Prof Ross Morgan
  • Beaumont Private Clinic, Beaumont, Dublin 9


Emmet O Brien
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory & Sleep Medicine , Rapid Assessment Respiratory Clinic Respiratory & Sleep Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
Phone: 085 267 6829

Dr Emmet O Brien

Consultant Respiratory Physician


Dr Emmet O’Brien graduated from University College Cork in 2006, and completed Higher Specialist Training in Respiratory Medicine in 2016. He was awarded a PhD from RCSI for his work in translational respiratory medicine and has authored several publications and book chapters. Dr O’Brien completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in 2018 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre in Pittsburgh, USA, and was a practicing faculty member there before returning to Ireland in 2019.

In addition to working as part of our respiratory team at the Bon Secours Hospital Dublin, Dr O’Brien works as a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Beaumont Hospital and is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Medicine at the RCSI, where he is active in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

Areas of Interest

Dr O’Brien is clinically experienced in all areas of general respiratory and sleep medicine, with sub-specialist interests that include lung cancer, pulmonary nodules, COPD, sleep medicine, and advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy including EBUS.

Additional Information

Referrals to Dr O Brien can be sent via Healthlink, posted to his private rooms in Beaumont Private Clinic or sent by secure email.

For appointments with Dr O Brien in the Rapid Assesment Respiratory Clinic, referrals can be sent via Healthlink or emailed directly to rarc@bonsecours.ie



Contact Details

  • Dr Emmet O Brien
  • Beaumont Consultants Clinic, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9


Appointments are by GP referral only.

Referrals can be sent via:

  • Healthlink (Bon Secours Hospital Dublin Consultant portal)
  • Secure email using Healthmail email to rarc@bonsecours.ie
  • By post

For additional information, please contact  085 878 5289 or by email rarc@bonsecours.ie

Assessment Fee...................... €250 


Any additional tests that are required may be charged separately but these will be discussed in advance with the patient. Tests such as PFT are

covered by most private health insurance policies.

Many private health insurance policies also have an allowance towards consultant fees.


A receipt will be provided on the day for fees paid part of which may be able to be claimed back against personal tax at the end of the year.

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