National Alpha-1 Centre
The Alpha One Foundation is based in the RCSI Education & Research Centre at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Alpha One Foundation staff includes a dedicated senior laboratory scientist, a clinical research associate and a specialist Alpha-1 nurse. These positions are supported through funding from the Department of Health and Children and the Health Service Executive (HSE). Professor N.G. McElvaney is the clinical director of the Alpha One Foundation and a consultant respiratory physician with over 25 years experience of Alpha-1. The Alpha One Foundation hosts an information centre for members of the public and healthcare professionals and enquiries can be made by phone or email. The national referral centre for Alpha-1 is based at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Here, the rapid access specialist Alpha-1 clinic is available for newly-diagnosed Alphas where they are seen by a multidisciplinary team including doctors, nurses, respiratory scientists, and physiotherapists.