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Beacon Hospital Study Evening May 2017

We are delighted to announce that our next GP Educational Evening will be taking place on Wednesday, May 17th, in Beacon Hospital. Registration will commence at 6.45pm with talks beginning at 7pm.

Dinner will be provided.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the Agenda & Talk Titles.

As always, places are free of charge but are limited so please do register in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Email niamh.harding@beaconhospital.ie or call 01 650 4603 to reserve your place.

Please note that this event has been recognised for 2.5CPD Credits and 0.5GMS Study Leave.

HealthCheck Breakfast Meeting for Business Owners & Managers

We are delighted to announce the first in our series of HealthCheck Breakfast Meetings. This meeting is open to business owners and management and will take place on Tuesday, April 4th 2017 in The Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown. (Formerly Bewley’s Leopardstown).

We will commence at 7.45am and be finished by 9am. Complimentary breakfast will be provided.

Mr Dermot Goode, Health Insurance Expert from TotalHealthCover.ie will be presenting on how to reduce the cost of you health insurance premium without reducing your level of cover.

Dr Jennifer Grant, Beacon Hospital HealthCheck, will be presenting on the various options available and health benefits associated with health screening for you and your employees.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the Agenda.

Places are free of charge but limited so please do reserve your place to avoid disappointment. To reserve your place or request further information please call Ben on 087 162 8334 or email benjamin.boyle@beaconhospital.ie

BEACON HOSPITAL AND CAPPAGH HOSPITAL ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH FAI

THE MEDICAL CARE PATHWAY FOR ALL FAI SENIOR AND UNDERAGE INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WILL BE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEACON HOSPITAL AND CAPPAGH HOSPITAL. 

Beacon Hospital and Cappagh Hospital have today announced a partnership with the FAI with regard to establishing a medical care pathway for the FAI senior international and all underage international team players.

This ensures that all FAI international players, at all levels, will have access to sports medicine, orthopaedic surgery and radiology expertise of the highest levels. The medical care protocol ensures speedy assess to these specialities, allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment, including surgical intervention if deemed necessary.

In addition there will be access to the full range of services available at Beacon Hospital, including; cardiology, respiratory, ENT and many other medical/surgical sub-specialities.

Speaking at the announcement, Head of Orthopaedic Surgery at Beacon Hospital, Mr. Maurice Neligan said: “For many sports people injury is a huge concern and can seriously impact on their career. At Beacon Hospital we will provide a comprehensive range of sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery, as well as physiotherapy and pain relief services with particular focus on hip, knee, wrist, foot and ankle. Our aim is to work closely with the FAI and their Medical Director to ensure access to expertise in all the relevant specialities, in as timely a manner as possible.”

Adding to this John Delaney, CEO of the FAI said: “I am delighted to welcome the FAI’s partnership with Beacon Hospital and Cappagh Hospital, which is an integral part of the player welfare pathway.

“As a result of this partnership our International players will have access to the best medical expertise available.”

New Paediatric OPD Now Open!

We are delighted to announce the opening of Beacon for Kids, our new Paediatric Out Patients Department (OPD). *GP Referral Essential. Beacon for Kids is home to a team of expert Paediatric Consultants and covers the following: Paediatricians, ENT, Endocrinologists, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterologists, Urology & General Surgery and Paediatric Respiratory & Sleep Medicine.

For further information on our Paediatric service please CLICK HERE

For further details on Beacon for Kids OPD CLICK HERE

*GP Referral is essential for all Paediatric Appointments. Please note that our Emergency Department does not treat minors and will not see children under the age of 16 years.

Beacon Hospital Annual GP Study Morning 2017

Our Annual Study Morning 2017 took place on Saturday, February 11th in The Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan. The topics discussed were Paediatrics and Orthopaedics. CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

Many thanks to the over 270 GPs who attended the event. We hope you all enjoyed the day and look forward to seeing you at our later events. Please do check this page which will be updated with new event details regularly.

Recognised for 0.5GMS study leave session and 5.25 CPD Points

 

Stereotactic Radiotherapy Webinar

Orla Stewart and Jennifer Freeland, Radiotherapists in Beacon Hospital, delivered a live webinar to the American Radiosurgical Society on Tuesday, November 29th 2016.

They discussed the challenges of thoracic stereotactic radiotherapy techniques, with emphasis on immobilization and pre-treatment imagining, as well as the protocols developed by the radiotherapy team in Beacon Hospital to improve the delivery of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours.

If you are interested in signing up free of charge for the next webinar on December 13th you can do so by Clicking Here

For further information on our Radiotherapy Department Click Here

GP Cancer Educational Morning 2016

We are delighted to announce that our Cancer Care GP Educational Morning will be taking place on Saturday, November 26th 2016. This will be taking place in The Radisson Hotel, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Registration will commence at 8.45am.

Click here to see a copy of the agenda.

To reserve your place please register by Thursday November 24th to niamh.harding@beaconhospital.ie or phone 01 650 4603.

This Educational Morning has been recognised for 0.5GMS study leave and 5 CPD Points.

 

Beacon Hospital’s New GE Revolution CT Scanner

Beacon Hospital’s new GE Revolution CT Scanner captures superior 4D cardiac images, in less than a heartbeat, and with up to 82% less Radiation Exposure. It’s the most technologically advanced in Ireland. It’s the only one in Ireland.
What is CT?

Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-invasive and expedient way to look inside the body at organs, soft tissues, vascular structures and bones.  CT uses x-rays to generate very high resolution images of the body.  It works by rotating an x-ray source and detector around the patient as the patient is moved through the device.  Computer software is then used to reconstruct images from the information that is gathered during the rotations.

How is CT used?

CT is one of the most important diagnostic tools a healthcare provider uses.  Other than a simple x-ray for a bone fracture, CT is likely to be the first imaging exam a patient may encounter when they are suspected of having serious disease or injury.

CT is used in the emergency department and general inpatient and outpatient environments.  It is also used in guiding less invasive interventional procedures such as biopsies and ablations.

Which features make Revolution CT innovative?

Revolution CT was designed from the ground up, providing uncompromised image quality and clinical capabilities across all clinical areas through the convergence of whole organ coverage, speed and image quality, all in one CT system.  Traditionally, there have been trade-offs in the industry where all three were not achieved in one system.

Among its many features are:

  • Gemstone* Clarity detector for 160 mm of anatomical coverage in a single rotation
  • Best in class 0.23 mm spatial resolution and built in metal artifact reduction
  • Best effective temporal resolution enabled by 0.28 second rotation speed combined with intelligent motion correction for one-beat, motion-free cardiac scanning at any heart rate
  • Whole organ coverage enabling 4D imaging for all anatomies to visualize vascular flow, organ motion or kinetic properties
  • ASiR-V* low-dose technology which routinely reduces dose up to 82%1
  • Whisper Drive system to reduce audible noise during gantry rotations by more than 50%

How does Revolution CT help make healthcare more efficient?

Revolution CT helps enable clinicians to deliver uncompromised image quality for some of the most challenging clinical applications.  This opens the door to more exams, including high heart-rate cardiac, stroke, trauma and paediatric patients.
When used in the emergency department for evaluating patients presenting with chest pain, coronary CT imaging has been shown to reduce length of stay, speed discharge, and reduce costs.

Revolution CT may also reduce the need for additional imaging tests by acquiring functional and anatomical information from a single exam.

How does Revolution CT benefit patients?

Revolution CT helps deliver a better patient experience during the procedure.  Patient anxiety may be reduced with 50% quieter scanning, soft ambient lighting, personalized gantry displays, and a relaxing visual pattern inside the bore.   The bore is 80 cm wide, comfortably accommodating large patients.

Revolution CT comes equipped with ASiR-V, GE’s next generation of low dose iterative reconstruction technology that routinely reduces dose up to 82% with the same image quality. 1

Because of Revolution CT’s fast imaging speed, patients with high heart rates or an irregular heart rhythm may not be required to take special medication to slow their heart.

What are the costs associated with this?

The cost of a scan using the GE Revolution CT Scanner, Ireland’s most technologically advanced scanner, is €450 inclusive of results reading by one of our Specialist Consultants. Many health insurance policies cover the cost of this scan. To find out if your policy covers this please contact our Insurance Queries Hotline on 1800 800 911 

Click Here for further information on our Radiology Department

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1 In clinical practice, the use of ASiR-V may reduce CT patient dose depending on the clinical task, patient size, anatomical location and clinical practice. A consultation with a radiologist and a physicist should be made to determine the appropriate dose to obtain diagnostic image quality for the particular clinical task.

Beacon Hospital Announces Multidisciplinary Robotic Assisted Surgery

  • High spec surgical robot to assist surgeons across urology, gynaecology, cardiac thoracic, colorectal and general surgery.
  • Robotic assistant facilitates the highest possible precision in surgery and quicker recovery time for patients.
  • da Vinci robot system has treated 3 million people around the world.

Beacon Hospital announces multidisciplinary robotic assisted surgery, the newest Robotic Surgery Assistant to arrive in Dublin

Patients undergoing surgery for a wide range of conditions at Beacon Hospital will soon be able to receive their treatment at the hands of a surgeon-directed and controlled robot.

The high spec da Vinci Robotic surgical system drives robotic arms and facilitates unrivaled precision in dissection through a minimally invasive access technique, promoting better outcomes for patients.

It is the latest in a number of advanced technologies to be announced at Beacon Hospital, following the agreement of a €20 million Managed Equipment Solution (MES) contract with GE Healthcare last November.

Surgical robotic assistants are most commonly used in prostate procedures, but this robot will be used by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons at the Beacon Hospital including urology, gynaecology, cardiac thoracic, colorectal and general surgery.

Mr Michael Murphy, Medical Director at Beacon Hospital and Consultant Urologist specialising in the areas of prostate and bladder cancers, said robotic-assisted surgery supports the best possible outcomes for patients.  “The da Vinci Robot is a phenomenal piece of equipment and we are very excited to be introducing it at Beacon Hospital. The robotic system gives surgeons a magnified, three-dimensional view of the area requiring surgery. It is the ultimate minimally invasive, key hole surgery, with greater precision. This results in less pain and scarring, and ultimately quicker recover times for patients and return to normal activity,” he said.

Mr Rob Flynn, Consultant Urologist at Beacon Hospital said that Ireland has traditionally lagged behind international counterparts in the use of robotic surgical aids and warmly welcome the introduction of the da Vinci robot at Beacon Hospital; “In the UK and the US, between 75% and 95% of prostate surgeries are carried out using robotic surgical assistants. It’s the most effective way of carrying out this procedure and is an important acquisition by Beacon Hospital for the treatment of prostate and kidney related cancers.”

The number of prostate cancer diagnoses at Beacon Hospital has doubled in the last year its Rapid Access Prostate Clinic uses world leading diagnostics including 3T MRI, TRUS Fusion Biopsy and MRI Guided Template Biopsy. Together with its world class radiotherapy family the introduction of the da Vinci robot completes the armamentarium of diagnostic and treatment options for prostate cancer at the hospital.

Mr Waseem Kamran, Gynaecology Cancer & Cytoreductive Surgeon at Beacon Hospital said the da Vinci robot has the capability to offer patients with gynaecological malignancies safer, effective and cosmetic friendly, minimally invasive surgical treatments with the potential advantage of faster recovery, minimal blood loss and minimal scarring.  As well as its established role in the surgical management of cervical, endometrial and selected ovarian cancers, da Vinci also offers a unique opportunity for the surgical management of complex benign gynaecological condition especially stage IV endometriosis. “Using the da Vinci robot in surgery gives surgeons significant advantage over the conventional laparoscopy due to enhanced dexterity, greater precision and three-dimensional visualisation. This provides a new paradigm in the field of gynaecology for emerging nerve sparing deep pelvic surgery.  The robot’s ‘tireless’ arms are also an invaluable assistant to surgeons, particularly during complex surgeries which can last anything up to 8 hours.”

The da Vinci robotic assistant has already brought minimally invasive surgery to more than 3 million patients worldwide. It will be available at Beacon Hospital before the end of the year.