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National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin
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Primary Data Sources
Republic of Ireland
Since April 1999 the Department of Health have funded a heart/lung and lung transplant programme based at the Mater Hospital in Dublin. This transplant programme is a joint venture between the Mater Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. It is aimed at meeting the needs of those people in the Republic of Ireland who may require a heart/lung, lung transplant.
An up to date list of all patients awaiting transplantation is kept by the Transplant Team. A patient is only put onto the waiting list for a heart transplant once they have been assessed in person by a Transplant
Consultant and until their situation has been reviewed by the Transplant Team. Assessment for the transplant usually takes place over three to five days and involves a variety of tests and investigations such as:
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National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin. (2012) Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Programme Database [Online]. Available from: http://www.thehealthwell.info/node/113180 [Accessed: 24th March 2017].
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