Temporary changes to Anticoagulation services in NCC

We have received an update for members with bleeding disorders attending the NCC, please see below:

For people on Anticoagulation therapy attending the National Coagulation Centre:

The global COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and we would like to thank you for your continued support and patience during this healthcare emergency.

Due to severe staff shortages and the time lag in recruitment and training of staff, we regret that some services provided by the SJH anticoagulation team have to be curtailed as a temporary measure.

The following update on planned provision of Anticoagulation services is effective until 31 July 2022.

Warfarin monitoring:

Out-patient clinics for monitoring of patients on warfarin will continue at full service (on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday).

Directoral anticoagulant (DOAC) clinic referrals:

  1. New referrals:
    No new DOAC clinic referrals will be accepted until 1 August 2022.
    In the interim, your hospital medical team and General Practitioner will be able to prescribe and manage your DOAC medication.
  2. Return patients (on 12 monthly review):
    Current review appointments will be deferred and rescheduled after 31 July 2022.
  3. Return patients (on 3-6 monthly review):
    These patients are on a more frequent review schedule for clinical reasons and will be seen as scheduled.

Our contact details remain unchanged:
For patients who attend the Anticoagulation Service
For Non Clinical Queries
For queries in relation to non- clinical requests: appointments, documentation requests….
Monday – Friday 08:30-17:00
Please call 01-4162637 Fax: (01) 410 3570
Postal address: National Coagulation Centre, St James’s Hospital, James’s Street Dublin 8 D08 A978

Non Urgent Clinical Queries

For non- urgent, clinical queries in relation to upcoming procedures, treatment queries…
Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00

Please call the nurse on 01-4284403 (please leave a message with your name, hospital number or date of birth, contact details and information in relation to your query and a nurse will return your call) For Urgent Care In the event of an emergency please go to your nearest emergency department without delay.

For Urgent Care

In the event of an emergency please go to your nearest emergency department without delay.

The situation is constantly evolving and we hope to see further improvements in the coming months. Thank you for understanding the pressures that the NCC team are experiencing and we promise to continue to work with you and for you to resume normal service as soon as possible.

Keep safe,

National Coagulation Centre Team.