Dr. Larry Crowley


Hospital: National Maternity Hospital
Holles Street
Dublin 2
Republic of Ireland
Dr. Larry Crowley
Telephone: +353 1 6373100 ext 3460
Email: lcrowley@nmh.ie

Enquiries: Dr. Larry Crowley

Duration: Ideally Twelve months but may be altered by arrangement.

Grade: Ideally post FRCA or FCARCSI examination or equivalent.


This is a full time clinical & research fellowship post of one years’ duration, which is open to all anaesthesia trainees with appropriate medical registration and an interest in obstetrical anaesthesia. Ideally, applicants will have attained FRCA or FCARCSI or equivalent. Applicants who have not done so may still be considered.

Successful applicants will gain experience in all aspects of obstetrical anaesthesia, clinical audit & research: writing of study protocols, ethics committee applications, grant applications, patient recruitment, data collection & analysis and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

The fellow will be encouraged to attend and present at suitable local and international anaesthesia meetings. The fellow (in conjunction with a consultant) will oversee a teaching program in obstetrical anaesthesia for the other trainees.

The fellow will develop & complete clinical protocols relevant to National Maternity hospital.

A full range of computer facilities is available with access to full library facilities and online journals and databases.

The post will be funded by the National Maternity Hospital with the fellow receiving his/her salary as per level of scale.


The clinical commitment will be comprised of two (sometimes three depending on staffing levels) 10 hour weekdays per week (8am to 6pm) with the remaining time for audit, research & other non-clinical activities. Participation in the 2ndregistrar on call rota is also required, which is approximately 1 in 5 nights and weekends.

Depending on level of experience, it is envisaged that the fellow will work autonomously (with in-house consultant cover available) ; with responsibility for one days’ theatre session per week (comprising elective gynaecology surgery as well as elective & emergency obstetrics) and responsibility for the labour ward on one day per week.

The fellow will also attend the weekly high-risk anaesthesia pre-assessment clinic. 


The National Maternity Hospital was founded in 1894. It is a busy stand-alone maternity located in central Dublin; whose casemix comprises gynaecology and obstetrics with approximately 9,500 babies delivered annually. The hospital has close links to St. Vincent's University Hospital and University College Dublin.

There are 6 consultant anaesthetists working at National Maternity Hospital. There are 7 posts approved for training obstetrical anaesthesia by the college of Anaesthetists in Ireland.


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