New Collaborative Transplant Programme For Beaumont

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Following last week’s article in the County Leader in which local senator Darragh O’Brien (FF), hit out at Health Minister Leo Varadkar over the current Pancreas Transplant Programme, a spokesperson for Beaumont Hospital contacted us to further clarify this issue.
Beaumont Hospital and St. Vincent’s University Hospital have agreed to develop a collaborative approach to pancreas transplant, according to the hospital.
This new collaboration will begin with joint assessment clinics commencing in Beaumont Hospital on the 24th of July. This agreement is supported by the HSE and Department of Health.
“Patients who have already undergone a transplant have a clinical pathway in place and all have recently attended an outpatient appointment scheduled with the appropriate transplant surgeon. The purpose of these appointments is to clinically review the patient from a surgical perspective. At the review appointment, discussions relating to their ongoing care pathway are held between the patient and their consultant,” said the spokesperson. “If clinically appropriate, patients are referred back to their referring consultant nephrologist. If their referring consultant nephrologist has concerns regarding the transfer of care, that consultant nephrologist liaises with the consultant transplant surgeon.
The hospital has communicated with previous transplant patients and patients awaiting transplant. The hospital has also contacted referring consultants for those awaiting transplant and is updating them accordingly.” “Beaumont Hospital has written to each patient outlining how their clinical pathway will work going forward. The hospital wishes to assure patients of their continuing commitment to provide them with a very high standard of care,” they concluded.