GP Liaison Service

Children's GP Liaison Office Opening Hours

  • The office is open between 9.30am and 1:30pm Monday to Friday.
  • The direct line is 01 414 2396 
  • The fax number is 01 414 3890
  • The email address is Pauline.Deacy@amnch.ie

Useful Direct line phone numbers


GP LIAISON SERVICE IN CHILDREN'S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

  • The GP liaison nurse in the Children’s emergency department is Ms Pauline Deacy CNM II.
  • The objective of this service is to improve patient care through effective communication between the Children's Emergency Department and the General Practitioner and other community services.
  • The GP can contact the GP Liaison nurse to access information such as test results and radiology reports. Assistance with queries is also available.  
  • The GP Liaison nurse can also offer guidance with regard to the appropriate referral process required for a patient.
  • The GP Liaison nurse will keep the GP up- to- date with regard to the patients’ condition and follow-up needs.

 

GP REFERRING TO THE ED

Please ring ahead on 01 414 3558 if you are concerned anout a patient or need advice

  1. Please type the letter if possible.
  2. Please ensure patient contact details such as name, address, phone number and date of birth are legible.
  3. Enclose your fax number if you wish a discharge summary to be sent by return fax.

 

Triage Process for GP referrals to the Children’s Emergency Department

  • Children referred by a GP will undergo exactly the same triage process as a child attending without a GP letter.
  • Children will  be seen first by a triage nurse, they are then allocated a category based on the child’s condition and will be reviewed sooner if their condition changes.

Frequently asked questions

  • Direct referrals for a paediatric outpatient EEG investigation must ne referred to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin
  • Forensic examination is not available in the Paediatric Emergancy Department. Please phont the department for advice in relation to children requiring this specialist service on 01 414 3510.
  • Any chid who comes to the hospital for a GP referred x-ray will ne directed to the Paediatric Emergency Department if an appointment has not been made.
  • WE are happy to provide advice and information to GPs at any time. Please contact the GP liaison Nurse or Consultant of the day.
  • Children under five years of age attending for x-ray or Ultrasound must ne accompanied by two adults (neither pregnant).

Patient Information Leaflets

Patient Information leaflets are available to download. We recommend that the GP/Practice Nurse/Public Health Nurse discuss the leaflet and its contents with the parent/guardian prior to its distribution.

Please set your printer to short edge duplex and double sided if you want to print the leaflet on a single A4 page.

Patient information leaflets on various childhood illnesses and procedures are available here.

Please click here to access Patient Information Leaflets