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The Royal Hospital Donnybrook (RHD) provides holistic and comprehensive medical services to all our patient groups. Many patients and residents have highly complex medical needs. We treat patients and residents who are dialysis dependent, have tracheostomies, percutaneous feeding tubes, suprapubic catheters.

For further information, contact Dr. Lisa Cogan, Medical Director on 01 4066 639 or [email protected]

The Royal Hospital Donnybrook – a Teaching Hospital

UCD Medical Students

The RHD is a designated university teaching hospital for the University College Dublin (UCD) Medical School facilitating the “Medicine in the Community” module of the UCD undergraduate programme in medicine. Approximately 160 UCD medical students rotate through the RHD on a one-week attachment. A clinical tutor – a registrar in geriatric medicine – organises lectures, tutorials and examinations. Students benefit from hands-on experience of treating and interacting with patients and benefit from the dedicated teaching sessions they receive from the Medical Director, consultant geriatricians, nurses and health and social care professionals.

Postgraduate Training of Doctors

Junior hospital doctors from the following schemes rotate through the RHD services

– Geriatric Medicine Specialist Registrar training scheme
– Medical Senior House Officer (SHO) training scheme
– UCD General Practitioner (GP) SHO training scheme
– Trinity College Dublin (TCD) GP SHO training scheme
– Specialist Registrar in Rehabilitation Medicine training scheme