Cork Medical Centre

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Cork Medical Centre
Geography
Location Mahon, County Cork, Ireland
Links
Website www.corkmedicalcentre.com
Lists Hospitals in the Republic of Ireland

The Cork Medical Centre was a private hospital in Cork, Ireland. It was the first private hospital to open in Cork in 90 years. It was opened by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheàl Martin, TD for Cork South Central on 15 October 2010.

History[edit]

The Sheehan family are private hospital developers in Ireland. Dr. Joe Sheehan, Chairman of Sheehan Medical, is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Loyola University Health System. In the 1970s Dr. Sheehan set up the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin with his brother Dr. Jimmy Sheehan and in 2005 developed the Galway Clinic, also in Ireland.

The new €90m hospital had a focus on advanced surgery. There were 6 operating theatres, 102 in-patient beds and 550 jobs were planned to be created.[1][2][3][4]

It was announced that funds had been fully secured for the hospital.[5]

It was later announced[6] that Sheehan Medical, the hospital's operators, had signed a €750,000 deal with Boston company MEDITECH to supply their integrated health care information system to the new private hospital. This was MEDITECH's third Irish deal with Sheehan Medical after previously supplying the system to their other hospitals the Galway Clinic and the Blackrock Clinic.

Aviva health insurance were announced to be the first Irish private health insurer to cover the new hospital.[7]

Closure[edit]

The clinic was closed on 9 March 2011.[8] The reason for the closure was said to be the failure by the operators to reach an agreement with the insurer, VHI. KPMG was appointed as liquidator in May 2011.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hospital and call centre set to create 550 jobs | Irish Examiner". Examiner.ie. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "The Sunday Business Post". Thepost.ie. Retrieved 10 May 2013. [dead link]
  3. ^ Briain. "Business World". Businessworld.ie. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "The Sunday Business Post". Thepost.ie. Retrieved 10 May 2013. [dead link]
  6. ^ English, Eoin (7 April 2010). "Private hospital signs €750k deal for advanced IT system". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Cork Medical Centre 'effectively closed' from today ·". Thejournal.ie. Retrieved 10 May 2013. 
  9. ^ http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0506/1224296281352.html