The Department of Dermatology provides services for patients with inflammatory skin disorders, pre-cancerous skin lesions and skin cancers and sees over 12,000 patients every year. Tallaght University Hospital provides both an adult and paediatric dermatology service thus facilitating the management of patients with skin conditions from childhood to old age. The service facilitates the seamless transitioning from childhood to adult services under one roof without the need to transfer to another institution for follow on care.
Outpatient clinics are run by consultant dermatologists who can refer patients to dermatology clinical nurse specialists for treatments in their nurse-led clinics. The department provides a very busy day care service for patents with inflammatory skin conditions as well as facilitating skin biopsies and minor surgical procedures.
The dermatology department treats a wide range of skin diseases and these conditions can be broken down into a number of sub-specialities including
- Allergic contact dermatitis & Patch testing
- Cutaneous surgery
- Paediatric dermatology
- Skin surveillance in immuno-suppression
- Pigmented lesion surveillance
- Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosis and treatment
All the various sub specialities work closely together to provide a high quality service to patients with chronic inflammatory skin disease and skin cancer.
Research and Clinical Trials:
The department also undertakes clinical research and clinical trials led by Dr. Anne–Marie Tobin.
The Adult Dermatology Department is located on the first floor (Level 2) in the Day Ward. Please check in for your appointment using the self-service kiosks in the front entrance of the hospital and follow the instructions printed on the ticket.
The Paediatric Dermatology Department is located in the children’s section of the Out-patients department. Please check in for your appointment using the self-service kiosks in the front entrance of the hospital and follow the instructions printed on the ticket.
Referral Process All patients both adults and children must be referred with a referral letter. All letters are triaged by a consultant dermatologist and an appointment is offered according to the clinical details provided in the referral letter.
Adult Referrals should be posted to the Central Registration Office
Paediatric Referrals should be posted or faxed to Clerical Paediatrics
Fax 01 414 3046
Private Adult Referrals should be posted or faxed to Private Consulting Rooms, Level 4 Fax: 01 414 4027