KILKENNY GPs and their patients are due to benefit from easier access to Consultants in Orthoapedics, Vascular and General surgery, Urology and Otolaryngology (ENT) at the newly opened nearby UPMC satellite centre, UPMC Beacon Wexford, located in Wexford Town.
Located in Redmond Square over Sam McCauley chemists, the centre will provide GPs and their patients with local consultation in each of these disciplines. Any resulting procedures will take place at UPMC Beacon Hospital, Sandyford, Dublin.
Commenting on the opening of the centre, Joel Yuhas, CEO UPMC Beacon Hospital said: “We see a great number of patients travelling to our hospital in Dublin from Kilkenny and surrounding counties to meet with our consultants for appointments that could easily take place locally. We want to see and treat patients as close to their homes as possible and therefore decided we would open a satellite clinic in nearby Wexford to reduce the amount of travel patients, who at times are very unwell. Major procedures will still take place at our Dublin hospital but providing pre- and post-surgery care locally will we believe make a big difference to patients.”
Resident consultants at UPMC Beacon Wexford include Turlough O’Donnell, Michael A. Murphy, Hubert Gallagher and Mark Rafferty and they will provide specialist diagnosis and treatment in areas such as sports injuries, joint replacement, vascular and general surgery, kidney and bladder conditions, and ENT complaints.
UPMC Beacon Wexford is in the Redmond Square Medical Centre, Wexford Town and can be contacted on 053 912 1918.