Access to Service
Access to the service is by general practitioner referral to either of the consultant medical staff listed above. OPD appointments are processed on a clinical prioritisation basis. Each referral is evaluated by the consultant leading the services and appointments are allocated on an urgent or routine basis on clinical detail provided in the referral letter. Referrals to Dr.Neil Cronin's Coeliac disease clinic can be posted to him at Mallow General Hospital. The outpatient's service for Gastroenterology/Hepatology is located towards the back of the hospital in the GI OPD unit.
The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic as scheduled below serves approximately 500 patients, acting as a tertiary referral centre for the HSE Southern are and the surrounding area depending on patient/GP preferences for patient referral. There has been a significant growth in the number of patients attending these clinics, as the incidence of the disease continues to proliferate.