Name of the hospital/unit:
Sligo Colomba’s Hospital / Sligo Old Age Mental Health Service
Balytivnan Road/Pearse Road, Sligo
An opportunity for placements with one of three of teams specialising in General Adult Psychiatry and one team specialising in Rehabilitation Psychiatry. Clinical activity is based in acute care unit, St. Columbas Hospital and in the community – outpatient clinics and day hospital. Liaison Psychiatry –collaboration with Sligo University Hospital. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in both acute and community care Psychiatry. Trainee will be able to attend local educational activities such as case presentation and journal clubs.
This is a placement with the team of Old Age Psychiatry. This team is coordinated by Dr Geraldine McCarthy, Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age, Dean of Medicine. Activity is highly community based with a multidisciplinary approach: day hospital (Liscarney House), domiciliary visits in the company of a Community Mental Health Nurses, several outpatient clinics, Liaison Psychiatry –collaboration with Sligo Regional Hospital. The placement offers a great opportunity to get familiarised with the psychiatric management of the elderly patients. The team is highly supportive of research activities. Doctors and nurses have scientific articles published every year and grant winning research papers.
Picture: Ben Bulben Mountin, Co. Sligo
2- 6 weeks
February to July and August to January
– Visa is not required for EU and EEA nationals.
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– Travel and health insurance needed: highly recommended.
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Local Exchange Coordinator: Dr Meissam Moghaddasian