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Lung Rapid Access Clinic

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Lung Rapid Access Clinic, Mater Private Network, Eccles Street,
Dublin 7, D07 WKW8
1800 22 23 33 lungrapidaccess@materprivate.ie

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

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About our services

A Lung Rapid Access Clinic is available at Mater Private. Referrals will be triaged within two working days and patients will receive an appointment within seven days.

Lung rapid access at Mater Private provides high-quality care for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and other lung conditions thanks to the expertise of lung-specialised consultants.

Referrals are usually made because your GP may be concerned about your lungs on the basis of your symptoms or because an abnormality is detected on a X-ray or scan.

Symptoms that should be further evaluated:

  • Coughing up blood-stained phlegm
  • A cough that doesn't go away or a change in a long-term cough
  • Repeated chest infections that won't go away even after antibiotics
  • A hoarse voice
  • Pain in your chest, especially when you cough or breathe in
  • Persistent difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained loss of weight or appetite 
  • Swelling around your face and neck

At the clinic, patients are seen by a lung specialist consultant who will assess your symptoms, perform a clinical assessment and discuss with you what diagnostic tests may be required.

A specialised lung nurse coordinator helps arrange and coordinate these tests and is available to discuss what’s involved and help you through this process. Most patients require additional tests to be done as part of their evaluation. 

Completing each of these investigations means it can be a very busy few days for some patients. You will be given written information, a diary to keep track of your appointments and contact numbers for the lung nurse coordinator.

A number of tests may be performed such as:

  • CT scan: CT stands for computerised tomography. It is a scanning machine which gives a detailed picture of the inside of your body.
  • Bronchoscopy: This test uses a small tube with a camera at one end to look through your airways and into your lungs.
  • Lung function testing

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Our consultants are supported by our specialist nursing and administration teams.


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