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Fertility & Women’s Health GP Study Morning

We are delighted to announce our next GP Study Morning will be in conjunction with Beacon Care Fertility and will be taking place on Saturday, October 14th 2017 in Leopardstown Race Course.

The topics covered will be Fertility and Women’s Health. Speakers will be from Beacon Hospital and Beacon Care Fertility.

Further details to follow.

To reserve your place or for further information please phone Beacon Care Fertility on 01 293 5154 or email info@beaconcarefertility.ie

Please note that this event has been recognised for 5CPD Credits and 0.5GMS Study Leave.

Connect with Beacon Hospital on Healthlink

Healthlink allows GP’s to receive reports and results in the most time efficient manner possible.

If you have a Healthlink account and are not currently connected to Beacon Hospital please see below instructions on how to do this:

Please contact Healthlink and request that they activate your link to Beacon Hospital. This will allow you to receive your patient results quickly and efficiently from your own surgery. You can contact Healthlink by telephone on 01 828 7115 or by emailing info@healthlink.ie or support@healthlink.ie and they will be able to activate you in a matter of seconds.

Should you require any further assistance or have any questions please contact your Beacon Hospital GP Liaison who will be more than happy to advise you on how connecting with us on Healthlink will benefit your practice.

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 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.

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.”

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

Click Here for further information on our Cardiology Department

 

 

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.