Orthopaedics

Contact Names/Numbers/Email Addresses


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  Fax Number 01 414 3329

Out-patient appointment telephone enquiries:

Out-patient appointment telephone enquiries: If calling us in the morning (08.30am – 12.30pm):
Ring 01 414 4073* except for:
*Patients of Mr. Moore / Mr. Cawley dial 01 414 3238
*Patients of Mr. Murphy dial 01 414 4084
For Musculoskeletal (MSK) Triage Physio enquiries: 01 414 4084 (11am to 1pm)

If calling us in the afternoon (2-4pm):
Patients of:
Mr. Mike Leonard dial 01 414 2082
Mr. Tom McCarthy dial 01 414 4073 (mornings only)

Mr. Johnny McKenna dial 01 414 4073 (mornings only)
Mr. David Moore dial 01 414 3238
Mr. Martin Murphy dial 01 414 4084 (mornings only)

Mr. Jacques Noel dial 01 414 3189
Mr. Brendan O’Daly dial 01 414 3189
Prof. John Quinlan dial 01 414 2084
Mr. James Sproule dial 01 414 3188
Mr. Joe Butler dial 01 414 4084

Enquiries re: Admissions / In-patient waiting list01 414 2805

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. Several of these Consultants also provide services in Naas General Hospital in Co. Kildare, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and St. James’s Hospital in Dublin.

The Department has five surgeons that specialise in reviewing and treating patients with spinal disorders. All of our spinal surgeons see patients with vertebral compression fractures. The Back Pain Screening Clinic physiotherapists liaise closely with the surgeons in screening and treating 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 fractures. Our Orthopaedic Coordinator, Pauline Harrison is the link person when other hospitals refer patients to us with fractures of the pelvis or acetabulum (hip socket). A Fracture Liaison Service is provided by David Askin, the Osteoporosis Nurse from the Rheumatology Department for patient bone health assessments after fragility fractures.

Elective orthopaedics includes planned treatment for non-acute conditions. The Hospitals orthopaedic surgeons provide care for disorders of all joints and bones.

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 Ruth Reynolds 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

Speciality Day Location Consultant
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 5 - Monday PM Adults Outpatients Mr. Mike Leonard
Bone   & Joint  
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 6 - Monday PM  Adult Outpatients Mr. Joseph Butler
Spine   
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 5 - Tuesday PM Adults Outpatients Prof. John Quinlan
Bone & Joint   
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 3 & 4 - Tuesday PM Adult Outpatients Ms. Catherine Bossut
Hand & Wrist   
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 5 - Wednesday PM Adult Outpatients Mr. David Moore
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 6 - Wednesday PM Adult Outpatients Mr. James Sproule
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 3&4 - 1st & 3rd Thursday
of every month PM
 Adult Outpatients Mr. Jacques Noel
Spine   
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 5 - Thursday PM Adult Outpatients Mr. Diarmuid Molony
Shoulder & Elbow   
Elective Orthopaedics ENT Suite - Three clinics a month
- Friday AM
 Adult Outpatients Mr. Martin Murphy
Spine   
Elective Orthopaedics 

Suite 6 - One clinic per month
- Friday AM

 Adult Outpatients Mr. Johnny McKenna
Foot & Ankle   
Elective Orthopaedics Suite 1&2 - One clinic per month,
2nd Friday PM
 Adult Outpatients Mr. Tom McCarthy
Bone & Joint   
Orthopaedics Elective Suite 6 - Friday PM Adult Outpatients Mr. Brendan O’Daly
Bone & Joint   

Our Orthopaedic Consultants

Mr Pat O'Toole (Head of Elective Orthopaedics)

Mr Diarmuid Molony
Ms Catherine Bossut

Ms Paula Kelly
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
Mr Joseph Butler

Trauma Orthopaedic Clinic Schedule

SpecialityDayLocationConsultant
Trauma Orthopaedics       Suite 5 -   Monday AM    Adult OutpatientsMr Mike Leonard
Trauma OrthopaedicsSuite 5 - Tuesday AMAdult OutpatientsProf John Quinlan
Trauma OrthopaedicsSuite 5 - Wednesday AMAdult OutpatientsMr James Sproule
Trauma OrthopaedicsSuite 5 - Thursday AMAdult OutpatientsMr Diarmuid Molony
Trauma OrthopaedicsSuite 5- Friday AMAdult OutpatientsMr Brendan O’Daly