- South East Dublin Departments of Anaesthesia




News & Events


SVUH Grand Rounds 2023 Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine

CAI Education Calendar 2023


CAI Airway Leads Network Day, Dublin, April 24th 2023

London Air Ambulance Clinical Governance Day, The Royal London Hospital, May 4th 2023

TMRN Trial Steering Committee Workshop [online], May 15th 2023

British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, May 9-11th 2023

30th European Congress on Obesity, Dublin, May 17th 2023

CAI Annual Scientific Meeting, Dublin, May 18-19th 2023

Infection Prevention Control Ireland, Dublin, May 19th 2023

Anaesthesia Patient Safety Symposium 2023, May 20-21st, 2023 [Online]

Aerospace Medical Association 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, May 21-25th 2023

Euroanaesthesia 2023, Glasgow, June 3-5th 2023

ILTS Annual Congress 2023, Rotterdam, June 3-6th 2023

International Vestibular Conferenceg, Dublin, June 7th 2023

CAS Annual Meeting, Québec, June 9-12th 2023

ICC-CTN Annual Summer Meting 2023, Belfast, June 13th 2023

Critical Care Reviews Meeting, Belfast, June 14-16th 2023

ICA 2023 International Conference on Anaesthesia, Tel Aviv, June 2-23rd 2023

Association of Anaesthetists Trainee Conference 2023, Leeds, July 6-7th 2023

INS European Chapters, Hamburg, August 31-September 2nd 2023

35th International Epilepsy Congress, Dublin, September 2nd-6th 2023

Annual Congress 2023, Edinburgh, September 13-15th 2023

Crypto-Infections Conference, Dublin, September 17-19th 2023

The Emergency Services Show, Birmingham, September 19-20th 2023

EFIC CONGRESS 2023, Budapest, September 20-22nd 2023

Aviation Health 2023, Gloucester, September 26-27th 2023

Irish Cardiac Society Annual Scientific Meeting and AGM 2023, Kildare, October 12-14th 2023

Anaesthesiology Annual Meeting 2023, San Francisco, October 13-17th 2023

SPLIT Annual Meeting 2023, Montreal, October 16-17th 2023

Israel Society of Anesthesiologists (ICISA), Tel Aviv, November 7-9th 2023


World Congress of Anaesthesiologists, Singapore, March 3-7th 2024

Georgia Tech vs Florida State University, Dublin, August 24th 2024

Hyperbaric Medicine
Video lectures, Karolinska Institute

UCD celebrates 50 years at Belfield

Trek Ireland guided virtual tours

Discover - The Wild Atlantic Way

RTE/Notre Dame 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration

Welcome to SEDDA

-South East Dublin Departments of Anaesthesia, Ireland

SEDDA is the aggregation of the Departments of Anaesthesia of seven participating hospitals located in the South East of Dublin.  With St. Vincent's University Hospital at the core, the other constituent hospitals are The National Maternity Hospital, The Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, St. Columcille’s Hospital, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Read more...

Latest News


Bray included in Top 14 Underrated Destinations by TimeOut





Dr Hugh GallagherDr Shrijit Nair, Chairman 20222023

Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine, Saint Vincent's University Hospital






NEJM AI Virtual Web Event — The Value Distribution of AI

On-Demand Video Recording Now Available



Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning in Software as a Medical Device Action Plan



American Medical Association — Augmented Intelligence in Medicine



Launch of the ICC-CTN Early Career Researcher Seed Funding Awards



SLÁINTECARE — Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021 — 2023



€25 million Irish Government funding towards UCD O’Brien Centre for Science, Phase III



Celebrating 25 years of research collaboration since the Good Friday Agreement



Breaking News—New President of UCD announced February 21st 2023

The UCD Governing Authority has announced the appointment of Professor Orla Feely as President of University College Dublin. Professor Feely will take up office on 1st May, 2023.



Rest in Peace - Dr Breda O'Kelly, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH & Holles Street

31st October 2022 - It is with great sadness that we note the death of our talented, obliging and cheerful colleague, Breda O'Kelly, who was always ready to care for her patients and support her colleagues in St. Vincent's and Holles Street. Her skills as an anaesthetist were widely admired and appreciated. May she Rest in Peace.




Projections of workforce requirements for public acute hospitals in Ireland, 2019–2035:a regional analysis based on the Hippocrates model




HSE Organ Donation Transplant Irish Office (ODTI) End of Year Statement 2022





Winner of the first HRCI Research Impact Award announced

Prof Sally Ann Lynch, Consultant Geneticist, CHI Temple Street, Crumlin and UCD School of Medicine, winner of the inaugural HRCI Research Impact Award





An Introduction to Clinical Trials - Health Research Board - 30-31st March 2023






UCD Laurence Crowley Lecture Series with Dr Paul Stoffels "The role of pharma in enhancing quality of life for patients"

January 23rd 2023 - The Laurence Crowley Lecture, UCD Smurfit Business School with Paul Stoffels MD, Chairman and CEO of Galapagos.



Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, 1926–2022

Dr Fiona Donald, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, passes her condolences to the entire Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II







Irish Liver Foundation

The Irish Liver Foundation was set up in 2022 , through the Hepatology working group of the HSE National Clinical Programme for Gastroenterology and Hepatology.






SVUH Annual Dept Medal Awards Recipients 2022

Dr Gerry Dorrian Memorial Award:   SpR in Anaesthesia 2022
Recipient: Dr David Lorigan

Dr Seamus O’Donnell Memorial Award:  SpR in ICU 2022
Recipient:  Dr Elizabeth Little                  

Dr Dick Nolan Memorial Award:  BST in Anaesthesia 2022
Recipient: Dr Siobhan Murphy



HEAnet – celebrating 25 years of supporting education and research in Ireland



HEAnet – Who We Are



Professor Alistair Nichol, Consultant Anaesthestist, SVUH

Congratulatuions to Professor Alistair Nichol, UCD Chair of Critical Care Medicine, who received a special commendation from the Irish Research Council for his ‘exceptional contribution’ to the field of medical research, relating to critical care clinical trials and the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.





Winner of UCD Research Impact Competition

Prof. Alistair Nichol lead ICC-CTN case study "Improving outcomes of critically ill patients with Covid-19" Commended by Irish Research Council


TEAM Trial Results Announced and Published - October 2022



Irish Critical Care Clinical Trials Network - ICC-CTN Meeting, Belfast, June 14th 2022





Prof. John Boylan, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH, UCD School of Medicine

Congratulations to Prof. John Boylan who, in recognition of his continued contribution throughout his career to the advancement of Anaesthesia by his teaching & research, has recently been honoured with an academic appointment as UCD Clinical Professor, within the school's academic section of Biomedical Sciences.





Dr Andrew Westbrook, Dean of the the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Ireland

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Westbrook, Intensivist, Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH on his recent appointment to Dean of the the Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine Ireland.



Dr Hugh Gallagher, Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI

Congratulations to Dr Hugh Gallagher, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH on his recent appointment to Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, CAI.

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Dr Kirk Levins, Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, SVUH and National Maternity Hospital

Congratulations to Dr Kirk Levins on his appointment as Consultant Anaesthetist, Pain Specialist, SVUH, the National Maternity Hospital, and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.



Associate Professor Crina Burlacu, SVUH

Congratulations to Associate Professor Crina Burlacu, Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Simulation Lead, on her appointment by the Board of Directors of the European Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care for the membership of ESAIC Simulation Committee starting January 1st, 2022.



SVUH Airways Skills Workshop, February 16th, 2022

Attendees at the Airway Skills Workshop which was held on the morning of Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 in PACU-SVUH.








SVUH Anaesthesiology Bootcamp, SVUH, July 20th & 24th, 2021

Coordinator Prof. Crina Burlacu




A novel application of 2019 Difficult Airway Society guidelines for Awake Tracheal Intubation using Videolaryngoscopy {ATI:VL} for a biopsy of a hypopharyngeal tumour

by Dr. Sinead J. O’Byran, Assoc. Prof. Crina Burlacu, Department of Anaesthesia, SVUH.
Abstract accepted by Euroanaesthesia 2021


Prof. Alistair Nichol leads global COVID-19 clinical trial in Ireland

Prof. Alistair Nichol, Chair of Critical Care Medicine UCD, Chair of the Irish Critical Care trials group, Intensivist & Consultant Anaesthetist SVUH/UCD to lead international clinical trial in Ireland on COVID-19 ICU patients.

This global multi-centred trial is been set to evaluate potential treatments for COVID-19 patients. It will test a number of agents including antivirals and immunomodulatory agents to determine if these treatments are additionally beneficial to standard ICU supportive care.

The Irish Health Research Board (HRB) is to provide grants for funding the COVID-19 domains of REMAP-CAP, an international designed study set up to evaluate treatments for Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP).

This study has now been revisited & repurposed to evaluate COVID-19 patients .



Irish Critical Care Network, Belfast, January 2021









Prof. Alistair Nichol, Intensive Care Unit, St Vincent's University Hospital - Monash University, Austraila

2018 updates on current SVUH research studies

2019 Updates on current SVUH research studies



Anaesthesia and Airway Management for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients, Prof. Crina Burlacu

Dr. Crina Burlacu

St Vincent's Healthcare Group - Operating Theatre Procedures for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients.

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SVAF provides aid to displaced children at Fr W. Stuart School, Refugee Camp, Tyre, South Lebanon

The St. Vincents Anaesthesia Foundation gladly supports Dr Richard Assaf, Consultant Anaesthetist, in his continuing endeavours to provide aid to the Rosminians Fathers for the "Displaced Children's Fund" and the Fr William Stuart run school, part of the Schools for Syria project, based at the Rashidieh Refugee camp in Tyre, South Lebanon.

View message of thanks from Fr. Stuart in Lebanon

Watch update from Fr. Stuart in Lebanon




Tumaini La Maisha (Their Lives Matter), Dar-El-Salaam

SVAF contributes to the caring of Children with Cancer at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Dar-El-Salaam 2017 - 2020

Dr Niamh Conlon, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH



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Hon. Fellowship, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI

Congratulations to Dr Roger McMorrow, Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH & National Maternity Hospital

Successful summiteer Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition 2007



Hon. Fellowship, Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, RCSI

Congratulations to Dr Michael O'Dwyer, Intensivist and Consultant Anaesthetist, SVUH

Successful summiteer Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition 2007