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Respiratory Medicine

The Department of Respiratory Medicine provides expert services in the management of acute and chronic respiratory disorders. We provide a wide range of services for different conditions, including but not limited to asthma, COPD, lung cancer, respiratory infections including tuberculosis, interstitial lung disease, occupational lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep-related breathing disorders, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory failure.

The hospital provides a seven bedded unit for respiratory patients and non – invasive ventilatory support for patients with respiratory failure. Our respiratory nurse specialists provide clinical, evidence-based expertise and care for respiratory patients – providing the patient with the most up to date knowledge and treatments.

The aim of the respiratory specialist nurses is to provide a clear framework of care for respiratory patients for both inpatients and outpatients in St. Michael’s Hospital.


  • Patient education and support
  • Provide educational programmes for staff
  • Acting as a resource for multidisciplinary team members
  • Telephone advice service
  • Nurse-led clinic for asthma COPD patients
  • Arrange instalment of domiciliary equipment e.g. nebulisers, oxygen, non-invasive-ventilation (NIV), CPAP
  • Home oximetry service
  • Assessment for oxygen therapy for home use and for travel purposes
  • Smoking cessation programmes
  • Involved in research/audit in respiratory care

Useful contact information

  • Heads of Department/Consultant Respiratory Physician – Dr Sarah O’Beirne / Dr Alexander Deegan
    • tel: (01) 271 3006
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Co-Ordinator/ Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist –  Philip Tonge
    • tel: (01) 663 9832
  • Medical Secretary – Colette Gallagher
    • tel: (01) 271 3006
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – Sarah Carroll
    • tel: (01) 663 9888
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner Candidate – Peter O’Toole
    • tel: (01) 2713015
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner Candidate – Bernathpriya Magimairaj
    • tel: (01) 2713094
  • Pulmonary Laboratory
    • tel: (01) 2713058


tel: (01) 271 3006


The Respiratory Unit
Second Floor
Main hospital

The Pulmonary Laboratory
First Floor
Annexe Building

Opening Hours

Pulmonary laboratory
Mondays: 09.00 – 16.00

Respiratory nurses
Mon-Wed: 08.00 – 18.00
Thu: 08.00 – 16.00
Fri:   08.00 – 17.00

Pulmonary rehabilitation
Mon- Fri: 09.00 – 17.00