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Iontaobhas Apnoea Codlata na hÉireann

The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust promotes awareness, understanding and treatment of Sleep Apnoea through education, research and fund raising.

Sleep Clinics (Two) Mater Private Hospital Eccles Street Dublin 7

 

1. Dr. Catherine Crowe Specialist in Sleep Disorders

2. Dr. Elaine Purcell Sleep Disorders Specialist

 

Name/Address of Sleep Clinic

Dr. Catherine Crowe,
Sleep Laboratory,
Mater Private Hospital,
Eccles Street,
Dublin 7.

Telephone/Fax/Email

Tel: 01 885 8164
Fax: 01 885 8691

Name of Consultant

Dr. Catherine Crowe

Address for GP Referral

Dr. Catherine Crowe, Specialist in Sleep Disorders, Sleep Laboratory,
Mater Private Hospital,

71
Eccles Street,

Dublin 7.

 

Are full overnight Sleep Studies provided?

YES

Are domiciliary or limited home studies provided?

 

Are home titration studies facilitated?

 
Do you provide diagnostic facilities for other sleep disorders?
YES
If yes, please advise particular categories (e.g. parasomnias/ hypersomnias/ circadian rhythm/insomnia.
 
Are paediatric sleep disorders catered for?
 
Does the hospital provide dedicated beds for sleep disorders?
 

 

2. Dr. Elaine Purcell Mater Private Hospital Sleep Clinic

Name/Address of Sleep Clinic

Dr. Elaine Purcell,
Mater Private Hospital,
71 Eccles St.,
Dublin 7.

Telephone/Fax/Email

01-860 0090 (T)
01-860 0090 (F)

Name of Consultant

Dr. Elaine Purcell

Address for GP Referral

Dr. Elaine Purcell,
71 Eccles Street,
Dublin 7.


Are full overnight Sleep Studies provided?

YES

Are domiciliary or limited home studies provided?

YES

Are home titration studies facilitated?

NO
Do you provide diagnostic facilities for other sleep disorders?

YES
If yes, please advise particular categories (e.g. parasomnias/ hypersomnias/ circadian rhythm/insomnia.

All Sleep Disorders catered for
Are paediatric sleep disorders catered for?

YES
Does the hospital provide dedicated beds for sleep disorders?

YES

 

SOME TIPS IN DEALING WITH SUSPECTED SLEEP APNOEA

The following symptoms indicate that you may be suffering from a respiratory sleep disorder such as Sleep Apnoea:

    1. Loud snoring
    2. Cessation of breathing during sleep, followed by an abrupt awakening
    3. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    4. Drowsy driving
    5. Irritability
    6. Difficulty with concentration or repetitive tasks
    7. Difficulty with staying awake while watching television or reading
    8. Difficulty/impairment of short term memory
    9. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    10. Neck/collar size of 17 inches plus

These symptoms are merely indicators and are not meant as a definitive diagnosis.

Contact your General Practitioner/Family Doctor.

Explain the symptoms and request a referral to a Sleep Clinic.

If your symptoms include Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and affect your ability to drive or operate machinery you should stop these activities immediately as you are a danger to yourself, your family and your work colleagues.  Your GP should also inform the Sleep Clinic that your symptoms might be a danger to yourself and others.

If possible, agree or request to be placed on a ‘cancellation list’, however you must be available at short notice should a vacancy arise.

If you are unable to attend for your appointment make sure to let the Sleep Clinic know well in advance as they will be able to contact someone on the ‘cancellation list’.

Follow all instructions from the Sleep Clinic.

Remember, the only definite way to diagnose a respiratory sleep disorder is by way of a Sleep Study (Polysomnogram).  These can only be carried out by qualified staff in a Sleep Clinic.

The procedure is non invasive and is painless.

 

Map Location Mater Private Hospital, 71 Eccles Street, Dublin 7 as provided by Bing Maps

 

 

Select Road on the top navigation structure of the map. The Hospital location is then centered on the map.  You can zoom in or out on the left map navigation with + or - and or choose Birds Eye View to have a structured overhead satellite image of the hospital buildings and facilities.

 

If you need to hire a car or other vehicle while in Dublin, do so in advance and avail of Cost Effective car Rentals that can be rented from Dublin Airport and other areas in Dublin.  The greater choice of vehicles is available at Dublin Airport.