Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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Jim Cassin

The committee and members of the IHLTA were saddened to learn about the passing of The Right Reverend Monsignor James (Jim) Cassin.

Everyone who has attended our Annual Service of Remembrance & Thanksgiving in recent years would have recognised Rev. Jim as one of our Concelebrants.

He will be sadly missed by all and we send our heartfelt condolences to his family and fellow clergy.

Death Notice

Clinic Updates due to COVID-19

Clinic Updates

Lung Transplant Clinics

Clinic appointments are cancelled until 5th May and then under review.

Virtual/telephone clinics are in place and each patient will be contacted by a Specialist Nurse in due course.


If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Transplant clinic Monday to Friday 8am-4pm on 01 803 4296

The out of hours/bank holiday contact number for HLTW, Level 7 is 01 803-7438


Heart Transplant Clinics

Clinics are cancelled until Thursday 7th May and then under review.

Virtual/Phone clinics are in place on Thursdays.

Cardiology registrars/ Post Heart Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialists are contacting the patients.


Post Heart Transplant Clinic Contact Numbers

01-8032660 Direct line or Pager 2188 via Main Hospital Switch board (01-803200)

Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

Out of Hours: Heart and Lung Transplant Ward Level 7

Phone: 01-803 7438

Updated information - Transplant Clinic

Updated information for the Transplant Clinic -
Outpatient Appointments: 28/06/2020

Covid-19 is still active in our communities therefore you should attend strictly at the allocated time in order to ensure social distancing is maintained in the clinic.

You will be contacted by phone 24- 48 hours prior to your attendance at which time a member of staff will complete a short pre-visit assessment questionnaire and advise you about your forthcoming attendance.

In the 2 weeks prior to your appointment, we recommend that you as a patient:

  1. Adhere to government social distancing guidelines stringently 2 weeks prior to your visit.
  2. Complete the assessment questionnaire when contacted prior to your visit. You will receive a call from the secretary approximately 48 hours prior to your appointment.

On the day of your appointment:

  1. You should attend alone. Should you have a need to be accompanied please inform the hospital staff member who carries out pre-assessment prior to your visit. Note: only one person is permitted to accompany you.
  2. Sanitise hands regularly at points provided and adhere to cough etiquette i.e. cover nose and mouth if coughing.
  3. Wear a face mask when entering the hospital. If you do not have one, it will be provided to you at the clinic. Please make sure you keep your mask on while attending other departments such as Radiology and Blood Testing.

If you cannot attend on the above date please contact the secretary as soon as possible to allow us to reallocate the appointment slot to another patient.

Blood appointment:

Blood testing is strictly by appointment only. Please do not attend if you do not have an appointment.

Please note that blood slots are still limited so we may not able to accommodate date and time. Should you not be able to attend and you need to cancel your appointment please inform the transplant clinic as soon as possible.

If you require a blood appointment please contact the transplant clinic on 01 803 4296 and select option 3.

Tesco Shopping - COVID-19

Tesco Ireland contacted IHLTA with an update in relation to their response to COVID-19 

Exclusive shopping hours are available to over 65 customers and family carers, and to the extremely medically vulnerable including transplant recipients.

The hours are up to 9am every weekday, Monday to Friday.

The statement below is from Tesco Ireland:

The purpose of having these hours in-store is to allow customers who most need a quiet shopping time, to have exclusive access to our stores.

We have rolled out numerous health and safety measures such as Plexiglass screens, which we are increasing in-store, and sanitisation stations at store entrances. Our trolleys, pin-pads and other customer touchpoints are regularly sanitised, physical distancing signage is in place across all of our stores, and our colleagues are regularly briefed on the public health guidance.

For those who cannot make it to store or prefer not to, we continue to support the Government’s Community Call initiative providing volunteers with priority access and free multi-shop trolley bags at all other times (after 9am), as well as our online shopping service.

COVID-19 Update (HSE Advice on cocooning)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update - 30/03/2020  

The HSE has issued information on cocooning and has advised certain groups to cocoon. Solid organ transplant recipients are one of these groups. This advice is in place for 2 weeks from 27 March 2020. This period will be kept under review.




Cocooning
  • For people most at risk, we are giving special advice called cocooning.
  • Cocooning is for people who are extremely medically vulnerable.
  • It means you should stay at home at all times and avoid face-to-face contact. Even within your home, you should minimise all non-essential contact with other members of your household.
  • Family, carers, neighbours and our public services will help ensure you have the support you need.


COVID-19 - Government Announcement

Government Announcement (12/3/2020):
The Government announced additional measures to protect citizens by delaying the spread of COVID-19.

The general public is asked to follow this advice and keep informed of this ongoing outbreak. Details of these updated measures can be found here: 

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/ea1c30-updated-measures-in-response-to-covid-19-coronavirus/

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