Dr. Michael O'Connell

A Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist Coombe Women’s and Infants University Hospital, my goal is to provide my patients with the most comprehensive, personalised care for every stage of life, from a young woman’s first exam, to pregnancy, menopause and beyond.

Philosophy of Care

PROVISION OF INDIVIDUALISED CARE PATHWAYS DURING PREGNANCY TO ENSURE SAFE DELIVERY OF MOTHER AND BABY.

I’m currently the Clinical Director for Integration for the Coombe and the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

I trained in University College Cork and completed specialist training in both Yorkshire and Ireland; and I have been a consultant
in the the Coombe Hospital since 2004 and have always had a huge interest in the training of junior doctors.
I’ve held many roles in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland including Vice President and National Specialty Director.

I have for worked extensively in India and in the Middle East; and I have published widely in areas such as maternal disease in pregnancy, labour and delivery and preterm labour.

I’m currently the Clinical Director for Integration for the Coombe and the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise.

I trained in University College Cork and completed specialist training in both Yorkshire and Ireland; and I have been a consultant in the the Coombe Hospital since 2004 and have always had a huge interest in the training of junior doctors. I’ve held many roles in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland including Vice President and National Specialty Director.

I have for worked extensively in India and in the Middle East; and I have published widely in areas such as maternal disease in pregnancy, labour and delivery and preterm labour.

Care

Care in pregnancy that responds to mother’s needs ensuring that mother and baby are as comfortable as possible.

Planning

Labour and delivery management ensuring safe delivery of the mother and baby

I determine the best course of action from initial examination to post-pregnancy check ups. We plan very carefully on a patient to patient basis to ensure the highest quality of care

Treatment

The strategy at my practice is to be as comprehensive as possible in providing parents with full details of treatment plans, encouraging communication between myself and my patients to create a better quality of care

Experience

With many years of experience, I am well placed to look after a variety of your pregnancy needs, with the ability to anticipate unforeseen issues, in order to respond professionally and rapidly to a wide variety of pregnancy issues

Coombe Women's and Infants University Hospital

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital is one of the largest providers of women and infant health care in the Republic of Ireland

We provide a full service to the expectant mothers and families.

Testimonials

I don’t even know where to begin on how wonderful this doctor truly is. He always has time for me, answers all my questions and explains things to me in a way I can understand. he is genuinely caring and really listens to what I have to say. He is never in a rush and even takes the time to talk to my children if they are with me in a consultation. He never panics or gets stressed and this keeps everything nice and calm. Dr. O’Connell possesses a quality that I feel is very unique in a doctor. He has the ability to know when you are not quite yourself, or when things may be worrying you and he will ask about them, it is only from genuine concern for your patients that you obtain this. I would recommend Dr. O’Connell to any lady who is having a baby and wants the best of care and attention.

Barbara Browne

I attended Dr Michael O’Connell for both my pregnancies.  He is an excellent consultant; very patient and understanding.  Having a baby can be a worrying enough time, especially first time round; he put my husband and myself at ease on each visit.  It was so reassuring having him as my consultant as I knew myself and my babies were in the best hands throughout the pregnancies and the deliveries.  He is extremely attentive and thorough.  He scans on every appointment and visited me on three days I was in the hospital after my babies were born.  He has a lovely manner and is very easy to talk to.  I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend him.

Sarah Fahey

During my pregnancy Dr. Michael O’Connell looked after my care. Like most women when they discover their pregnancy, where to have your baby and what doctor to choose is often the next question. Dr. O’Connell came recommended to me and it was a decision that I was very glad to have made. Under his care I felt confident and reassured through out my pregnancy , no worry was too small, no question went unanswered and as a first time mother that meant so much as you enter the unknown, I’m happy to say that Dr. Michael O’Connell helped deliver my beautiful son and I would highly recommend him to anyone else.

Martina Rudden

EXPERIENCE COUNTS:

With many years of experience in a variety of Obstetric and Gynaecological Fields, my practice has set very high standards in patient care. Experience counts in providing patient centred care.