UPMC Whitfield Orthopaedic Service

At UPMC Whitfield, our patients find relief from joint pain, arthritic discomfort and sporting injuries in a comfortable and caring environment. Our Orthopaedic Consultants provide life changing care for your unique condition and create a personalised treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle and activity level.

UPMC Whitfield offers easy access and a relaxed setting right here in the south-east. Our expert Orthopaedic Consultants and dedicated team of nursing staff keep you and your family involved and informed throughout treatment, empowering you to make decisions about your care.

The department has two laminar flow theatres, which provide the optimum setting for orthopaedic surgery as well as a dedicated inpatient ward which allows for specialised nursing to aid recovery. Our consultant led team takes pride in its excellent outcomes for patients and strives to deliver the best service possible. This combined with an excellent diagnostics service allows our consultants to offer the best care possible.

Range of treatment options

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Groin
  • Foot
  • Ankle
  • Upper limb
  • Shoulder problems
  • Sports injury

Meet Our Orthopaedic Experts

Mr. Patrick Carton

MD FRCS (Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Hip and Groin Surgery

Mr. Tadhg O’Sullivan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Hip and Knee Surgery

Mr. Greg Heffernan

MB BCh (NUI), FRCSI, MSc (Orth),
FRCSI (Trauma & Orthopaedics) Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Shoulder & Upper Limb

Mr. Ian Kelly

MCh, FRCSI, FRCS (Tr & Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Specialist in Foot & Ankle; Hip & Knee

Frequently Asked Questions


I have received my reference number - what must I do next?

Once a patient has received their unique reference number they must follow the normal pathway and be referred to one of our Orthopaedic Consultants by their GP/Physiotherapist.

Who are the Orthopaedic Consultants operating in UPMC Whitfield?

The following orthopaedic consultants operate in UPMC Whitfield:
Mr. Patrick Carton - specialising in Hip, Knee & Groin (Tel: 051-319898)
Mr. Greg Heffernan - specialising in Shoulder & Upper Limb (Tel: 051-348401)
Mr. Ian Kelly – specialising in Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle (Tel: 051 – 319891)
Mr. Tadhg O’Sullivan – specialising in Hip & Knee (Tel: 051 – 359955)

How long will I be waiting for a Consultation?

Each Consultant manages their own private practise and waiting times may vary. Once the Consultant receives your referral, the secretary will contact you to arrange an appointment.

How long will I be waiting for my Procedure?

Once you have had your Consultation and the Consultant advises you that you will need to be scheduled for surgery, a suitable date will be agreed. You may be required to attend for pre-operative assessment prior to your surgery.