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Urology is a specialty of surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the urinary tract and urogenital system.

The Consultant specialises in problems of the urinary tract and male reproductive system to include: Prostate Cancer, Erectile dysfunction, Bladder cancer, Overactive Bladder, Sexual Health, Benign prostate hyperplasia, Testicular cancer, Urinary Incontinence, Genito-urinary disorders, Prostatitis Bladder disease, Adrenal disorders, Penile cancer, Kidney and renal disorders, Penile reconstructive surgery.

The range of activity available at the hospital includes the management and treatment of conditions using the following surgical procedures: Cystoscopy, Epidiymal Cyst, Circumcision, Frenuloplasty.

Access to Service: Please note that a referral letter from a GP will be required for each patient attending the consultant. You can post, fax or email it to the relevant department.


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Mr. John Drumm



Mr John Drumm graduated from the University College Galway in 1976. He went on to do his fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland (1980) and Royal College of Surgeons, England (1981).

In 1985 he was awarded M.Ch from University College Galway and went on to Higher Surgical Training in General Surgery and Urology between 1985 and 1989.


Work History

In 1989 Mr Drumm took up a position in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick as a Consultant in General Surgery and Urology. In 2009, he decided to focus specifically on Urology and in 2012 he joined our team here in Barringtons Hospital as a Consultant Urologist.

He currently works as a Consultant Urologist in Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons.


Other information

Mr Drumm is a member of the European Association of Urology and the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He was the administrative Head of the Department of Surgery at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital for 10 years. Mr Drumm plays an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical teaching.

Contact Details

  • Mr. John Drumm
  • Riverside Clinic, Steamboat Quay, Limerick


Ms. Deirdre Fanning

Consultant Urologist Urology

Bon Secours Limerick

P:066-7164532 (Direct Line to Sandra)


Ms. Deirdre Fanning

Consultant Urologist


Ms Fanning, originally from County Wexford, graduated with Honours from University College Dublin in 2004. Ms Fanning has completed both Basic Surgical Training and Higher Surgical Training Schemes in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Ms Fanning was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2012.

Ms Fanning takes great pride in developing her knowledge and expertise with postgraduate qualifications including an MD from University College Dublin, a Masters in Medical Education from Queens University Belfast and a Diploma in Health Services Management from Westmoreland College, Dublin. Ms Fanning  has received numerous awards and research grants for her work. Ms Fanning is a proud member of learned societies, such as the European Association of Urology, American Urology Association and the Irish Society of Urology.

Ms. Fanning joined the staff of Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons in June 2015, and Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in November 2015.

Areas of Interest

Ms Fanning caters for all areas of adult general urology. This encompasses a wide range of conditions including for example Urinary Tract Infections, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stone Disease, Benign Prostate Disease, Superficial Bladder Cancer, Assessment for Prostate Cancer, Scrotal Swellings and Penile Abnormailities. 

Contact Details

  • Ms. Deirdre Fanning
  • Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons

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