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Blackrock Clinic News Blackrock Clinic orthopaedic satellite centre opens in Limerick

Blackrock Clinic orthopaedic satellite centre opens in Limerick

24th Jun 2011

First Orthopaedic clinic to be held Thursday 30th June at the Castletroy Park Medical Centre

Patients in the South West can now visit senior Blackrock Clinic consultant Orthopaedic surgeons in Limerick.  A satellite centre has been set up in the Castletroy Park Medical Centre where patients can meet a Blackrock Clinic consultant Orthopaedic surgeon several times per month.

The two consultant Orthopaedic surgeons are: Mr Stefan Byrne and Mr Garry Fenelon.  Both have outstanding international track records in Orthopaedic surgery.

For further information and to make an appointment contact
Freephone 1800 60 10 60.

Patients referred by a GP will be assessed locally in Limerick.  Should a surgical procedure be required, this will happen in the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin, and subsequent follow-up consultations will take place afterward in Limerick.  This limits the travel required for consultations and follow-up care.

There are other significant benefits of note for patients with orthopaedic conditions who may attend the Blackrock Clinic satellite centre in Castletroy Park Medical Centre:

There is minimal waiting time for Orthopaedic surgical procedures in the Blackrock Clinic, should a patient require such a procedure
Members of VHI Plan B, and equivalent plans with other insurers, are fully covered for Orthopaedic Surgery at Blackrock Clinic. Please call our freephone help line number 1800-60-10-60 for more information.

There is a dedicated Orthopaedic unit staffed by a skilled clinical Orthopaedic team at Blackrock Clinic. All in-patient rooms at Blackrock Clinic are single occupancy (an important factor in infection prevention and control). There has not been an incident of blood borne infection with MRSA in Blackrock Clinic since 2007. “By bringing two of Ireland’s top Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons to Limerick several times per month, patients can access world class expertise while avoiding unnecessary travel,” said Bryan Harty, Chief Executive, Blackrock Clinic.

“This simply ensures minimal disruption for patients and avoids the discomfort of unnecessary, long and numerous trips to Dublin.  The aim is to service the Limerick, Clare, Kerry and Tipperary counties, and make the Orthopaedic expertise of Blackrock Clinic more accessible to these geographic regions,” he added.

The Blackrock Clinic Satellite Centre based at Castletroy Park Medical Centre is:

  • Conveniently located
  • Has a free underground car park
  • A lift is available to access the centre

For further media information please contact:

Catherine Logan: 086 811 4785