National Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Centre (GTD)
The National Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) Registry, Monitoring and Advisory Centre was established by the Health Service Executive and the National Cancer Control Programme to monitor, co-ordinate and advise on the follow up of women diagnosed with Trophoblastic disease. This service is based in Cork University Maternity Hospital- under the clinical direction of Dr John Coulter and his GTD Specialist team of clinical nurse/midwife specialists and administrative support.
The aim of the service is to have a complete register of all cases of GTD in the Republic of Ireland, to provide clinical advice and support to patients, clinicians & healthcare professionals throughout the country on the management of GTD.
Once a patient has been diagnosed with a molar pregnancy, it is highly recommended that this patient is registered with the GTD centre by her local clinician. Registration is voluntary and written consent will be required from the patient. Once registered the patient will benefit from specialist expertise in her care and follow up.
The Gestational Trophoblastic Disease Team at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) were delighted to be recognised at the 2021 Health Service Excellence Awards.
The team received the Excellence in Quality Care award recognised for the establishment of the national centre, to provide excellence in care to all women in Ireland diagnosed with a molar pregnancy, the most common type of gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) that occurs in 1 in 600 pregnancies in Ireland.