Description of Department

The Professorial Respiratory Centre treats and cares for adult patients with all forms of breathing related difficulties including, but not limited to
• Asthma
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
• Lung infection
• Pulmonary Fibrosis
• Disorders of sleep and ventilation, and
• Patients with lung cancer

Our team of consultants, specialist respiratory nurses, specialist respiratory physiotherapists and Pulmonary Technologists work hard to enable those with respiratory disease lead as normal a life as possible. We constantly strive to provide world class treatment, guidance and education to patients and medical staff and we use our research expertise to advance our understanding of how best to diagnose, treat and care for our patients.

We care for many of our patients within Tallaght University Hospital, but also manage a 25 bed specialist Respiratory Rehabilitation Unit at Peamount Healthcare in Newcastle Co. Dublin.

We are proud to be the home of Ireland’s first National Centre for the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis. Lead by Professor Seamas Donnelly, this state of the art medical unit provides specialised care for patients. Its Specialist Nurse Service offers assistance and advice to GPs, patients, and to their families.

We run an extensive programme of patient clinics. These are located in the Out Patients area in TUH and Peamount Healthcare.