I would like to warmly welcome you to the 18th edition of the Rotunda GP – Connect E-Zine. This issue covers a wide variety of important services within the Rotunda Hospital. Ms. Debbie Lambert who is our genetics counsellor and has made a huge difference to the way that we evaluate suspected cases of fetal abnormality and gives an overview of what she does day to day. Her email which is dlambert@rotunda.ie and she fills a huge gap in terms of how General Practitioners can access Genetic services. We are now part of a National Perinatal Genetics service which lies under the umbrella of a National Genetics Service and this will allow us to develop our services very significantly over the coming years.

Dr. Amy Worrall, is one of the non-consultant hospital doctors at the Rotunda and has written an excellent overview of the management of Bartholin’s cysts. Bartholin cysts abscesses can become large and are almost invariably painful. The surgical treatment for these abscesses is well detailed in Dr. Worrall’s description and I hope this will be useful as an explanation to women who are undergoing this management.

Ms. Amanda Scott is our Clinical Nurse Specialist for Speech & Language Therapy in the Rotunda has then contributed a wonderful piece on her service. She also talks in detail about babies and their feeding difficulties and provides a, go sign and stop sign information piece which is very clinically useful.
Ms. Amy Rochford is the candidate for Advanced Midwife Practitioner in Early Pregnancy Assessment & Emergency Care and outlines in some detail the service and pathways for the women who require these services. She also gives contact details so that people can self-refer to these services. These services which are available Monday – Friday in the mornings will hopefully expand into all day services.

Finally I am delighted to inform you that the Annual Rotunda Autumn Lunch in 2023 will raise money to support the vital Mental Health Services we provide to women who come to the Rotunda Hospital for care. This Charity Lunch which will take place on Friday 20th October in the Round Room at the Mansion House starts at 12.30 p.m. and promises to be a really great event.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a great summer and I look forward to seeing you all in the autumn when we will hold our next GP event.


Yours sincerely,
Professor Sean Daly.
Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist.
Master/CEO, Rotunda Hospital.


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GP Connect issue 18