Building on our heritage in Surgery, we will enhance human health through endeavour, innovation and collaboration in education, research and service.
Drawing on a history spanning over two hundred years, todayís Department is at the cutting edge of professional service for our patients, students, and professional colleagues. Uniquely in the setting of academic practice in Ireland, the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology provides services at all three Dublin maternity hospitals: The Rotunda Hospital Dublin, Coombe Womenís Hospital and the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street. Additionally, the Department also has a presence at several major regional medical centres throughout Ireland, including Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda, Waterford Regional Hospital, Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar, and St. Luke's Hospital Kilkenny.
The RCSI Fetal Medicine Centre is dedicated to ensuring that patients have immediate access to the latest in medical services. This includes our new state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic service, where patients can avail of the latest cutting-edge obstetric ultrasound and screening tests, as early as the first trimester of pregnancy. These services are provided in a confidential, private setting, in which adequate time is taken to ensure a full understanding of the wonder and joy of pregnancy. The ethos of the RCSI Fetal Medicine Centre is to individualize all aspects of care for each patient, and to provide such care in a consultant-led setting.
Thousands of medical students from throughout the world have been introduced to the speciality of obstetrics and gynaecology at RCSI. We endeavour to provide in-depth, hands-on training in obstetrics and gynaecology using the most effective, contemporary teaching methods. A core objective is to ensure that students are fully incorporated into healthcare teams where they contribute to the care of patients while simultaneously mastering the fundamentals of this specialty.
Building on the expertise of our staff, the RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology aims to become the recognized leader in clinical research in this specialty. A core principle of the Department is to harness the resources of our staff and hospitals through collaborative research networks in order to answer the clinical dilemmas that contribute to maternal and paediatric disease. As evidence of the Departmentís commitment in this regard is the new all-Ireland research network, Perinatal Ireland, which has been funded by the Irish Health Research Board to help maximize the health and well-being of mothers and their babies worldwide.
We hope that you find this web-site useful and that it provides answers to your questions and concerns. Please feel free to contact the Departmentís head office at the RCSI Fetal Medicine Centre at the Rotunda Hospital if you need any additional assistance.
Fergal D. Malone, MD, FACOG, MRCOG, FRCPI
Professor and Chairman