The Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore held a GP Educational meeting at the Tullamore Court Hotel recently. The meeting was organised in association with the Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick with the intention of broadening and enhancing communications and integration across the community and hospital services.
The programme included talks from eight different specialities including ‘Integrating referral pathways in surgery’ by Sean Johnston General Surgeon, ‘ New treatment options for the orthopaedic patient ‘ by Eoin Sheehan Orthopaedic Surgeon, ‘ Managing Anaemia ‘ by Gerard Crotty Haematologist, ‘Polymyalgia Rheumatica ‘ by Killian O’Rourke Rheumatologist and ‘ Cardiovascular risk assessment and primary risk prevention ‘ by Paul Shiels Cardiologist. Over 60 GP’s attended the meeting.
Commenting on the event Dr. Eoin Sheehan, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Midland Regional Hospital at Tullamore said, “We were delighted with the attendance and see this as the first step in enhancing the current relationships with the GPs. We are very grateful for the support from the Graduate Entry Medical School at the University of Limerick in making this such a successful gathering. We hope to organise similar meetings twice yearly.”