About Us

About the Department


The Department aims to give our graduates a child and family centred approach to paediatric illness; and to promote Child Health through education and research, as the priority in Health.



  • To develop the paediatric content of the medical undergraduate curriculum to ensure that all medical graduates are sensitive to the needs of sick children and conversant with effective and efficient treatments in Paediatrics.
  • To provide a high quality student experience and education.
  • To establish UCC as the leading research active paediatric centre in Ireland.
  • To consolidate existing research projects and innovative paediatric research relating to the stated health needs and priorities of Irish children.
  • To ensure that all new clinical appointments in the region have a teaching and/or a research role in the department.
  • To expand the consultant base in Cork Paediatrics and in the Munster region to allow expansion of the school, collaborative research and local delivery of a comprehensive service.
  • To collaborate with HSE South and South West group to deliver the academic core facility and leadership for developing a regional childrens unit in Cork involving acute medical and surgical paediatric care.
  • To encourage the further development of the successful programmes in neonatal and paediatric resuscitation.
  • To establish Community Paediatrics as an academic discipline with a view to collaborative research at local, national and international levels.


Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

Péidiatraic agus Sláinte Leanaí

Floor 2, Paediatric Unit, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork,