Irish scientists - including UCC experts - have joined forces to formulate the chemical reagent needed to test for COVID-19.Read more
Supporting the Public Service
We are collaborating with colleagues across the public sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide facilities, equipment and personnel to support the delivery of essential health, public and community services.
Public Testing and Contact Tracing
UCC has been part of the national response to mobilise highly skilled staff, utilise campus spaces for testing hubs and contact tracing centres as well as deliver essential technical resources, technologies and expertise to support Ireland's testing and contact tracing capacbilities.
On the Frontline
Our staff and students are putting their clinical backgrounds and experience at the service of those working on the frontline combatting COVID-19.
14 Apr 2020
A remote early warning system for the detection of Covid-19 symptoms among frontline medical staff at Cork University Hospital is showing promising results. The early warning system has been developed through a software industry and healthcare partnership with University College Cork (UCC).Read more
02 Apr 2020
Cork University Maternity Hospital and INFANT Centre UCC collaborate to provide virtual visiting for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.Read more
01 Apr 2020
Social work practice is a face-to-face endeavour. With enforced social distancing, the School of Applied Social Studies reached out to professional practice colleagues in the social work sector to help address a critical knowledge gap in how to facilitate social work practice remotely.Read more
10 Apr 2020
When COVID-19 resulted in the closure of schools, staff at the School of Education reached out to their colleagues in the National Association of Principals and Deputies (NAPD) offering their support during this extraordinary time.Read more
20 Mar 2020
As part of the national emergency response effort, a new Health Innovation Hub Ireland (HIHI) COVID-19 portal went live on 20 March. All over Ireland, companies and individuals are producing solutions to address COVID-19. HIHI developed the online portal to capture these solutions, which are then assessed for suitability, availability and scalability.
Facilities, Specialist Equipment and Training
In addition to providing campus spaces to support testing and contact tracing, UCC’s facilities have been made available for other critical needs identified as part of the national emergency response. UCC has also been working together with the national emergency response programme to provide specialist equipment, training and technologies to support the health services.
15 Apr 2020
In collaboration with the HSE, National Ambulance Service, Irish College of General Practitioners, GPs and academics from the other medical schools, UCC Professor of General Practice Colin Bradley led training courses for GPs recruited to operate the Covid Community Assessment Hubs.Read more
09 Apr 2020
University College Cork has made a premises available to the HSE to facilitate treatment for vulnerable cancer patients during the COVID-19 crisis.Read more
24 Mar 2020
University College Cork is to provide a course to aid nurses address the needs of patients presenting with Covid-19.Read more