The Mercy University Hospital in Cork is a designated Gastroenterology Centre of Excellence and has one of the largest cohorts of IBD patients in Ireland. It was the first hospital to introduce the BÜHLMANN IBDoc® calprotectin patient self-testing into routine practice. This was back in the summer of 2015 and after 4 years the team there has gained a wealth of experience in the value of this test for monitoring their IBD patients.
Kathleen Sugrue, the advanced nurse practitioner in IBD at the Mercy talks to us about how implementing IBDoc testing has positively impacted the patients and the clinic.
“Patients love the IBDoc and have become reliant on it for self-managing their disease.”
Kathleen Sugrue, Advanced Nurse Practitioner at Mercy University Hospital, Cork