Welcome to our sixth edition of the Rotunda GP Connect E-zine- our regular communication tool to update our referral General Practitioners on the latest developments at the Rotunda, including providing educational updates on our clinical services.

This is an exciting time for the Rotunda as we are in the middle of a major construction project which will provide a newly renovated Labour and Delivery Ward, as well as two new operating theatres and a doubling in size of our Emergency Assessment Unit. This expansion should be ready in 2020 and will further enhance the professionalism and care pathways that we can provide to our patients.

Our continued enhancement of communication processes at the Rotunda is yielding great results in terms of efficiency of new patient referrals. The eReferral system, which is embedded with the Healthlink system, allows rapid access for your patients to our Gynaecology and Antenatal clinics.

I would encourage all of our referral GPs to use this new system and if we can be of any assistance in accessing this service, please contact Eleanor Power, our GP Liaison Manager at epower@rotunda.ie

As with previous editions of the GP Ezine, we are happy to include educational updates on any topics that would be of assistance to your practice. Again, please provide feedback to Eleanor Power to ensure that we continue to provide you with every possible assistance.

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In this issue:
Save the Date for our next GP Study Evening on 9th October 2019.

An update on our newly changed referral process for patients to The Rotunda. Effective immediately, The Rotunda Hospital has discontinued the use of fax machines for all referrals and patient correspondence into and out of The Rotunda Hospital. We encourage all antenatal and gynaecology referrals to be made through Healthlink as this is the safest and most efficient method of communicating with the hospital.

Dr Susan Hogan, Clinical Midwife Manager, runs through our Parent Education Programme in The Rotunda and the topics that we cover in the 6 classes of our course for expectant parents.

Ms Anna-Claire Glynn, Clinical Specialist Neonatal Dietitian,  has a practical guide to managing infant Gastro – Oesophageal Reflux.

Ms Alma O’Reilly, Clinical Trial Manager, explores the HighLow Study, a multicentre randomised controlled trial that compares two doses of low-molecular weight heparin to prevent pregnancy related VTE.

Dr Etaoin Kent, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, overviews the purpose, benefits and importance of Fetal Anomaly Scans.


Dr Valerie Jackson, Clinical Audit and Surveillance Scientist, and Ms Mary Whelan, Clinical Audit and Skills Facilitator, explain their work in Clinical Audit and how they promote and embed a culture of clinical audit in the Hospital.

As well as news, events and awards from the Rotunda Hospital.

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