O'Malley Unit

O’Malley Unit is a 31 bedded unit which caters predominantly for Cardiology/Cardio-thoracic patients as well as other medical/surgical conditions as required. We also operate a 4 bedded CCU within the unit.

Unit Managers


CNM2; Danielle Finn - 091 785310

CNM1; Amanda Hasting - 091 785311

Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist: Nessa Gillen - 091 785366

Each member of staff on the ward will contribute to the patient’s care and well-being, utilising a team approach. It is our responsibility to assist the patient with activities of daily living that he/she would carry out independently, if they were capable.

Unit Philosophy


It is the aim of the unit to provide the optimum standard of individualised care; and to ensure patient safety and well being at all times. Our main goal is to allay patients’ and their families’ fears and anxieties regarding their procedures through reassurance and explanation. As professionals, each member of the nursing team will abide by the regulations set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland and will adhere to hospital policies and protocols. We aim to make your hospital experience as comfortable as possible.

Procedures/Patients catered for on the Unit


Medical patients with history of; Atrial Fibrillation, Coronary artery disease, Ischaemic heart disease, Heart failure, Myocardial infarction, Hypertension, Pulmonary oedema, Renal failure-acute and chronic, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Sleep apnoea, Insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetes, Asthma and Arthritis among others.

Surgical patients requiring Coronary artery bypass grafts, Atrial and Mitral valve replacement/repair, Carotid endartrectomy, Varicose vein surgery, Hernia repair, Hysterectomies as well as endoscopic procedures such as, OGD and colonoscopy, bronchoscopies and biopsies.

CCU caters for all cardiology patients requiring specialist coronary care treatment.

Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Nessa Gillen


Here in the Galway Clinic we believe that patient support plays a critical role in patient care.

Our cardiology CNS works closely with our Interventional Cardiologists and Cardiac Nurses providing assistance, support and information to patients as an essential part of their care.

Patients benefit from the dedicated approach of the CNS throughout the duration of their treatment, explaining plan of care, helping with understanding of medication and clarifying the ins and outs of the prognosis and rehabilitation. The CNS also connects the patients to any other member of the multidisciplinary team.

Our Cardiology CNS offers post - discharge support for patients to help with queries with regarding symptoms or medication.

Delivery of evidence based expert care, provision of clinical leadership and implementation of educational development for Staff Nurses is pivotal to the role of the CNS.

Contact information: nessa.gillen@galwayclinic.com
Phone Number : 091 785366