Consultant Staff

The Emergency Department is staffed by 4 Consultants in Emergency Medicine:

Dr Kieran Cunningham (Specialty Co-ordinator)
Special interests: Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Injury Prevention
Tel: 071 913 6800


Dr Karen Harris

Special interests: Simulation Training, Critical Care
Tel: 071 917 4505


Mr Fergal Hickey
Special interests: Resuscitation, Sports and Soft Tissue Medicine
Tel: 071 917 4505


DrSweeneyDr Michael Sweeney
Special interests: Evidence-Based Medicine, Ultrasound
Tel: 071 913 6800



Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor Staff


8 Middle Grade Staff including:

  • 2-3 Specialist Registrars from the National Advanced Specialist Training scheme in Emergency Medicine
  • 5-6 Registrars

8 Senior House Officers from Core Training Schemes in Emergency Medicine, Medicine and General Practice

  • Sligo University Hospital is a recognized training hospital for the three year Core Specialist Training in Emergency Medicine (CSTEM) – This includes a total of 18 months Emergency Medicine,  3-month rotations in Orthopaedics and Acute Medicine, and 6-month rotations in Paediatrics and Anaesthetics/ICU.

1 Intern

Nursing Staff

Helen O’Shea
Clinical Nurse Manager III
Tel: 071 917 4505


Clinical Facilitator

Advanced Nurse Practitioners

Denise Guckian




Joan Groarke




Clinical Nurse Managers II

Catherine Regan

Trish Luby

Ann McCoy

Catherine Kelly

Martina McManus

Erin Lyons

Julie McGrath

Michael McDonagh

Anna Woodgate

Staff Nurses:


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Ancillary Staff

  • Health Care Assistants
  • Ward Receptionist
  • Clerical
  • Portering staff
  • Social Worker
  • Mental Health Liason
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Housekeeping staff
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On-site Hospital Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • ENT surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • Neurology
  • Elderly Medicine
  • Renal Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Anaesthetics, Intensive Care, and Pain Medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Microbiology
  • Histopathology
  • Radiology (including Interventional Radiology)
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Immunology (visiting)
  • Oral Surgery/ Dentistry/ Orthodontics
  • Palliative Care Medicine

Access to other Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery – Galway University Hospital, Galway
  • Interventional Cardiology – Galway University Hospital, Galway
  • Maxillofacial Surgery – Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry
  • Neurosurgery – Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Dublin
  • Interventional Neuroradiology – Beaumont Hospital, Dublin
  • Vascular Surgery – Galway University Hospital, Galway
  • Hyperbaric Medicine – Cork University Hospital, Cork
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery – Galway University Hospital, Galway