Talk on Endometriosis with Specialist Nurse from Tallaght University Hospital

Rebecca McEvoy
(14th March 2023), Tallaght University Hospital (TUH) will kick of their ‘Let’s talk about’ series of public lectures on health matters at 2pm, on March 28th in the Conference Room in Tallaght Library. First up will be Rebecca McEvoy, a Clinical Nurse Manager with specialist training in Endometriosis, who will give a talk explaining the condition and what can be done to treat it.

Endometriosis is experienced by one in 10 women in Ireland and it is a lifelong condition. It happens when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus. This causes pain and in some cases makes it difficult for women to get pregnant. It is a long term condition that can have a significant impact both physically and emotionally on women’s lives.

TUH Clinical Nurse Manager Rebecca McEvoy, who is an expert on Endometriosis says, “There is no cure for Endometriosis, but treatments aimed at controlling symptoms are available. These include painkillers, hormone medicines, contraceptives and surgery. Other things that can help include a good diet, reducing stress, promoting sleep, exercise and physiotherapy. I would be very happy to take questions at the end of my talk at 2pm on March 28th, in Tallaght Library and all are very welcome to attend.”

TUH has an expert medical team that cares for women suffering from Endometriosis. In a recent positive development, it has just been announced that the hospital has received funding confirmation for the development of a new Women’s Health Unit (WHU) at Tallaght Cross West, just across the road from the main hospital campus.

Access to early diagnosis and effective treatment of Endometriosis can improve management of the disease, which can affect women of all age groups but is less likely to present post menopause and in teenage years.

TUH has also been selected as one of two supra regional centres in Ireland to provide care for those suffering from advanced endometriosis, with patients from across the Eastern Seaboard to receive treatment in the new Women’s Health Unit in Tallaght Cross West.