The Paediatric Academic Unit at Cork University Hospital is the first of its kind in Ireland. The Unit has been designed and developed to foster and encourage collaboration between clinicians, researchers, academics, industry, students, trainees, patients and their families to work together in improving children’s health. The Unit sits in an exceptional tri-location between Cork University Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital and University College Cork and is the new home for both UCC Paediatric Academic teaching and training and the Paediatric Clinical Research arm of the INFANT Centre.
The facility is supporting academic and world-leading research activities in Cork, and providing fully integrated clinical training facilities for the betterment of children in Cork, Ireland and across the globe.
The Academic Unit is already supporting world-leading clinical research with children and new-born babies and sits directly above the new HSE Paediatric Outpatients Department, demonstrating how research is being embedded into clinical patient encounters. This placement facilitates teaching and training for both undergraduate medical students and postgraduate paediatric and health discipline trainees in an integrated facility where tomorrow’s doctors can participate and observe research-led healthcare being developed and delivered.