National Coagulation Centre – St. James\’s Hospital

The National Coagulation Centre (NCC), previously known as the National Centre for Hereditary Coagulation Centre (NCHCD) moved in 2016 to a new location in the main hospital building, two floors above the existing haemophilia H & H ward.

This brand new state of the art centre offers services to a wide range of people with bleeding and clotting disorders on an inpatient and outpatient basis, from investigation and diagnosis to long-term management of severe coagulation disorders.

The centre provides comprehensive care with a multidisciplinary approach including; nursing, physiotherapy, social work, counselling and dentistry.

Contact details:
National Coagulation Centre,
St James’s Hospital,
Dublin 8.

Phone:  (01) 416 2141 / (01) 416 2142
Fax: (01) 410 3570

Title Name Phone Email
Medical Director, Consultant Haematologist Dr. Niamh O’Connell (01) 428 4348
Consultant Haematologist Dr. Kevin Ryan (01) 410 3521
Consultant Haematologist Prof. James O\’ Donnell (01) 428 4348
Secretary to Dr. K. Ryan Sinead Mahon (01) 410  3521
Secretary to Prof. James O\’Donnell/Dr Barry White Valerie Magill (01) 428 4348
Secretary to Dr. Niamh O\’Connell Lisa O\’Donohoe (01) 416 2014
Quality Assurance Officer Catherine Buckley (01) 428 4651
Haemovigilance Officer Evelyn Singleton (01) 410 3518 bleep 268
Office Manager Deirdre Walsh (01) 416 2953
Reception (01) 416 2141 / 2142
Data Manager Rachel Ryan (01) 410 3516
Psychologist Patricia Byrne (01) 428 4645
Social Worker Gloria Rooney (01) 428 4652 bleep 496
Molecular Biologist Catriona Keenan (01) 428 4640
Chief Medical Scientist Mary Byrne (01) 428 4346

Haemostasis & Thrombosis Clinic

Specialty Day Location Consultant/Contact details
Haemostasis & Thrombosis Monday 10.30 – 2.00 NCC
Haemostasis & Thrombosis Tuesday 10.30 – 2.00 NCC Dr. Kevin Ryan
Haemostasis & Thrombosis Thursday10.30 – 2.00 NCC
Haemophilia Wednesday 1.00 – 4.00 NCC
Adolescent Clinic 1st  Wednesday 11.00 – 1.00 NCC
Dental Clinic Wednesday (all day) Thursday am NCC Dr. A Dougall
Dental Hygienist Wednesday a.m and Thursday a.m. NCC
Orthopaedic Clinic 3rd Wednesday of every month NCC  Dr. Niall Hogan / Dr. Tom McCarthy
Co-Infection Clinic 4th Tuesday of every 2nd month  NCC
Carrier Testing Clinics  Genetic Counselling Contact Nurse for appointment NCC
Blood Tests Every day 8.30 – 5.00 NCC  Nursing Team
Day Ward Every day 8.30 – 5.00 by appointment / Walk-in Emergency Service NCC Consultant on Call
Physiotherapy By appointment only NCC Emma Sherlock/Sheila Roche
Clinical Psychology Referral by Consultant only NCC Patricia Byrne


Consultant Speciality (directorate) Email Telephone & fax
Dr. Niamh O\’Connell Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 410 3521
Fax: (01) 410 3570
Prof. J. O\’Donnell Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 428 4348
Dr. Kevin Ryan Haematology (HOPE) Tel: (01) 416 2014
Fax: (01) 410 3570

Appointment Instructions

When a new patient appointment is made the patient will be contacted with an appointment letter and map of our exact location. All new patients will be seen within 120 days or earlier if required. All clinics are consultant led. All patients receive a reminder of their appointment by text message if a mobile number has been provided. All return appointments are made at reception before the patient leaves the clinic. Rescheduled or cancelled appointments can be arranged by phoning the centre.

Referral Procedures

Patient referral letters are forwarded by post or fax to the centre. Queries are taken by phone to members of the medical and nursing team.

In case of an emergency – after 5 pm Monday to Friday and on weekends, please call 01 4103132 and ask to speak to the haematologist on call.

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