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Teaching Hospitals

Teaching Hospitals

Teaching Hospitals

Teaching Hospitals

UCC has an extensive range of teaching hospitals, with the majority located a short distance from the medical school. These hospitals include all major medical specialties, including Ireland’s only Level 1 Trauma Centre and the new Cork University Maternity Hospital. The medical school has dedicated teaching staff and co-ordinators in the teaching hospitals. This large network of teaching hospitals gives students a diverse range of clinical experience. Most of our clinicians are actively involved in research and supervise a range of medical student research projects. Post-graduate speciality training also occurs in these hospitals under the auspices of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

UCC Teaching Hospitals

Cork University Hospital

Cork University Hospital (CUH), incorporating the Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH), is an 820 bed tertiary referral hospital. All of the major specialties are practised here and the hospital accommodates the majority of student core clinical attachments. CUH has the only Level 1 trauma centre in Ireland. The hospital has a new Cardiac and Renal unit (2010) and a new Maternity hospital.

Mercy University Hospital

The Mercy University Hospital was established in 1857 and has a long tradition in medical education. Located in the busy centre of Cork city, this 340 bed hospital offers a wide range of specialty services.

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (260 beds) is the regional centre for ENT and Dermatology services.

Bon Secours Hospital

The Bon Secours Health System) has two large hospitals in Cork and Kerry providing a wide range of clinical teaching in Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics and Anaesthesia.

University Hospital Waterford

University Hospital Waterford is a bed teaching hospital offering a wide range of speciality services including a busy Emergency Department. The hospital is a designated National Cancer Control centre.

Kerry General Hospital

(Surgery, Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics)

South Tipperary General Hospital Clonmel

(Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Gerontology)

Mallow General Hospital

(Medicine, Surgery, Gerontology)

St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork


Marymount Hospice

(Palliative Care and Elderly Medicine)

Bantry General Hospital

(Medicine, Surgery)


School of Medicine

Scoil an Leighis

Room 2.59, T12 AK54