- South East Dublin Department of Anaesthesia

National Liver Transplant Programme Report

The Liver Transplant Programme was launched in Ireland in January 1993. The development of the programme in Ireland was phased over several years and included an initial two year liaison with King's College Hospital, London, who already had a fully developed programme in Liver Transplantation. During this period, all members of the future Irish Transplant Team -medical, nursing and paramedical -spent time training in liver transplantation at King's College Hospital.

Survival rates after transplantation in St. Vincent's University Hospital are very much in keeping with the best results achieved in U.K. and European centres. The continued success of the liver transplant programme has resulted in ever increasing numbers of patients being referred to St. Vincent's Hospital for assessment of liver disease.

It is anticipated that 50 - 60 adults and 6 - 8 children require transplantation annually in Ireland, although this may increase further as more forms of liver disease are added to the list of indications for liver transplantation.

Dr Neil McDonald

Dr. Neil McDonald
Dr John Boylan
Dr. John Boylan
Dr John Boylan
Dr. Niamh Conlon

Dr Finola Naughton

Dr. Finola Naughton



The Transplantation Team



Dr. Neil McDonald
Dr John Boylan
Dr Niamh Conlon
Dr. Finola Naughton


Mr. Emir Hoti
Mr. Justin Geogehan
Mr. Donal Maguire


Prof. John Hegarty
Dr Aidan McCormick


Ms. Aoife Coffey
Ms. Jennifer Fleming
Ms. June Howe
Ms. Yvonne McGarry


Margaret Cullen