Orthopaedics

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Address


Contact InformationDepartment of Orthopaedics (Adults),
Tallaght University Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24 D24 NR0A

Email Address:Ortho@tuh.ie

Trauma Orthopaedics Tel Number: 01 414 4091

Elective Orthopaedics Tel Number: 01 414 4084  

Out-patient appointment telephone enquiries please use
the following telephone numbers:

Mr. Tom McCarthy: 01 414 2084
Mr. Joe Queally: 01 414 2084
Mr. Johnny McKenna:  01 414 2084
Mr. David Moore: 01 414 3238
Mr. Martin Murphy: 01 414 4084
Mr. Jacques Noel: 01 414 3189
Ms. Catherine Bossut: 01 414 2082
Mr. Pat O Toole:  01 414 2084
Mr. Diarmuid Molony: 01 414 4091
Mr. James Sproule: 01 414 2082
Mr Brendan O Daly: 01 414 2084
Prof. John Quinlan: 01 414 2084
Mr. Mike Leonard: 01 414 2082

For Musculoskeletal (MSK) Triage Physio enquiries: 01 414 4077
Orthopaedic Co-Ordinator: Pauline Harrison 01 414 2348/Bleep 1155

Enquiries re: Admissions / Inpatient waiting list
Enquiries re: Day Ward Admissions
Tel: 01 414 2805
Tel: 01 414 3866 / 414 2486

Description of Department

Trauma & Orthopaedics is a specialty that relates to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, conditions and injuries of the skeletal system and the muscles, joints and ligaments associated with it.

The Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics in Tallaght University Hospital consists of a multidisciplinary team staffed by consultant surgeons, surgical staff, dedicated nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons provide a wide range of emergency (trauma) and elective (planned) treatment to patients.

The Back Pain Screening Clinic sees patients referred with spinal disorders.

Trauma care includes treating fractures (broken bones). Tallaght University Hospital is the National Centre for Treatment of Pelvic and Acetabular fracture.

Our goal in the Trauma & Orthopaedic Department is to restore mobility and eliminate pain, so that patients can get back to participating in everyday life, living with confidence and maintaining independence.

As the Hospital is a teaching hospital of Trinity College, Dublin, we are committed to education in the Orthopaedic Department. The Consultants run education sessions three times a week for their surgical teams, which nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists can also attend. The Clinical Facilitator for Orthopaedics Vivienne Dick runs a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing course for orthopaedic nurses, in conjunction with Trinity College.

Patient Information

Trauma orthopaedic patients are usually admitted to hospital via the Emergency Department.

Elective orthopaedic patients are referred by their GP to the outpatient clinics and if admission to hospital is required then this is arranged in conjunction with the admissions department.

Patients undergoing planned surgery may be invited to attend a Pre-Assessment Clinic to prepare, and are often only admitted into hospital on the morning of their surgery (“Day of Surgery Admission”) avoiding the need to stay in hospital the night before.

Pelvic Orthopaedic Referrals

Click here for link to Pelvic Orthopaedic referrals

Orthopaedic Wards

Franks Ward (Trauma Orthopaedics) is on level 2
Ormsby Ward (Elective Orthopaedics) is on level 4
Each ward has their own website page for more information.

Elective Orthopaedic Clinic Schedule

ConsultantSpecialityLocation (Adults   OPD)Time
Mr. Mike LeonardArthroscopic Shoulder & Knee Surgery, Hip & Knee Joint ReplacementSuite 5Monday PM
Prof. John QuinlanPrimary and revision lower limb arthroplasty; soft tissue knee surgerySuite 5Tuesday PM
Ms. Catherine BossutHand SurgerySuite 3 & 4Tuesday PM
Mr. David MooreLimb Lengthening & Reconstruction, Spinal Deofrmity & Joint ReplacementSuite 5Wednesday PM
Mr. James SprouleHip & Knee Joint Replacement, Foot & Ankle ReconstructionSuite 6Wednesday PM
Mr. Jacques NoelSpine & TraumaSuite 3 & 41st & 3rd   Thursday  of every month PM
Mr. Diarmuid MolonyShoulder & Elbow SurgerySuite 5Thursday PM
Mr. Martin MurphySpine SurgeryENT SuiteThree clinics a   month - Friday AM
Mr. Johnny McKennaFoot & Ankle SurgerySuite 6 One clinic per   month - Friday AM
Mr. Tom McCarthyHip & Knee Joint ReplacementSuite 1 & 2One clinic per   month - 2nd Friday PM 
Mr. Joe QueallyHip & Knee Joint ReplacementSuite 1 & 2One clinic per   month - 2nd Friday PM 
Mr. Brendan O’DalyHip & Knee, Pelvic & Acetabular TraumaSuite 5Friday PM

Our Orthopaedic Consultants

Mr Pat O'Toole (Head of Elective Orthopaedics)

Mr Diarmuid Molony
Mr Mike Leonard (Head of Trauma Orthopaedics)
Mr Tom McCarthy 
Mr Johnny McKenna
Mr David Moore
Mr Martin Murphy
Mr Jacques Noel
Mr Brendan O’Daly 
Prof. John Quinlan 
Mr James Sproule

Trauma Orthopaedic Clinic Schedule

SpecialityDayLocationConsultant

Arthroscopic Shoulder & Knee Surgery
Hip & Knee Joint Replacement
Pelvic & Acetabular trauma 

Suite 5 -   Monday AM    Adult OutpatientsMr. Mike Leonard
Primary & Revision Lower Limb Arthroplasty; soft tissue Knee surgerySuite 5 - Tuesday AMAdult OutpatientsProf. John Quinlan
Hip & Knee Joint Replacement, Foot & Ankle reconstructionSuite 5 - Wednesday AMAdult OutpatientsMr. James Sproule
Shoulder & Elbow surgerySuite 5 - Thursday AMAdult OutpatientsMr. Diarmuid Molony
Hip & knee, Pelvic & Acetabular TraumaSuite 5- Friday AMAdult OutpatientsMr. Brendan O’Daly