Resources & Facilities

Resources & Facilities

Resources & Facilities

Paediatric Services in Cork

Paediatric Services in Cork are based in Cork University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital, with a small separate unit in Bons Secours Private Hospital. Services are provided for children up to sixteen years of age generally, but some older children with chronic medical problems will be seen. Services are a combination of secondary and tertiary care. The majority of admissions to all units are emergency admissions. Paediatrics is increasingly about ambulatory patient encounters rather than impatient stays and there are busy childrens day units in both hospitals in Cork and multiple specialist services led by nurse specialists. Low risk Orthopaedic and ENT surgery is currently located at South Infirmary Victoria hospital.

Tertiary paediatric services provided by the Cork University Hospital include neurology; spina bifida and hydrocephalus; endocrinology; diabetes; haematology and haemophilia; respiratory medicine and cystic fibrosis; allergy and immunology; enuresis and constipation; growth clinic; burns referral unit; paediatric neurosurgery; paediatric cleft lip and palate; paediatric rheumatology; paediatric orthopaedics; paediatrics plastics/trauma; paediatric urology; visiting cardiology, orthopaedics and genetics services from Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin. Haematology and oncology services at Mercy Hospital are shared with Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin.

Cork University Maternity Hospital opened in 2007, and currently delivers more than 8000 babies per annum. Ireland’s largest neonatal intensive care unit is situated in CUMH, providing level 3 neonatal intensive care to the babies of Munster and increasingly to children from further afield.

Childrens services have moved out of their original department which opened when the Regional hospital was commissioned in Cork in the early 1970's. It is the last of the major clinical services in CUH to be modernised. Current plan is for a 3 phase redevelopment involving ambulatory, day care, teaching and research space. Phase 1 is to be completed by mid 2017. Followed by phase 2 delivering single room accommodation for every inpatient. St Annes childrens ward in the Mercy hospital will close when phase 1 has complted. Phase 3 is in planning stage and will deliver theatre suites and imaging facilities to allow CUH fulfill its National Mandate as the largest Regional Paediatric Surgical centre for HSE South and South West.

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

This hospital provides the following services: Medicine, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Acute Psychiatry.

Contact Information:

Dr Clare O'Leary;

Executive Assistant: Ms Christina Moylan;

University Hospital Kerry, Tralee

University Hospital Kerry is an acute facility for both public and private patients, providing routine and emergency medical services mainly, but not exclusively, for the population of Co. Kerry. The hospital has 369 beds and also provides long stay extended care services and respite services for the elderly. This serivce is arranged by the Public Health Nursing Service.

Contact Information:

Dr Claire O'Brien

Executive Assistant: Ms Maria Lovell,

University Hospital Waterford , Co. Waterford

University Hospital Waterford provides general medical, surgical, paediatric and maternity care to people living in South Kilkenny, Waterford City and County. The hospital provides specialty services to the population of the south east c. 500 000 in the following areas of clinical practice:

Cardiology (including Interventional Cardiac Procedures), Trauma Orthopaedics, Opthalmology, Neurology, Nephrology, Rheumatology, Vascular Surgery, ENT and Neonatology, Radiology, Pathology and Microbiology.

The hospital is the designated cancer centre for the south east, providing rapid access assessment for Breast, Prostate, Lung and Skin cancers. Cancer surgery is centrallised at UHW. Haematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care is provided through our inpatient and day care facilities.

There are 431 inpatient and 85 day procedure beds.


Contact Information:

Dr Animitra Das

Executive Assistant: Ms Sarah Jackman

Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Bon Secours hospital Cork opened its doors in 1915. It is now one of the largest independent Catholic hospitals in Europe with 343 beds catering for 18,000 admissions and 29,000 outpatient attendances per year.

Contact Information:

Dr Sami Ahmed

Dr Niamh Lynch

Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

Bon Secours hospital Tralee provides a comprehensive range of modern diagnostic, therapeutic and support services underpinned by the latest technology and medical consultants. This level of service is provided by a highly skilled and motivated multidisciplinary team throughout the South West region. Over 500 staff are employed at Bon Secours private hospital in Tralee.

Contact Information:

Dr George Magued Philip

Department of Paediatrics & Child Health

Péidiatraic agus Sláinte Leanaí

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