Cork University Hospital

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Cork University Hospital
Health Service Executive
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Cork University Hospital
Cork University Hospital is located in Ireland
Cork University Hospital
Shown in Ireland
LocationWilton, Cork, Ireland
Coordinates51°52′55″N 8°30′39″W / 51.881953°N 8.510740°W / 51.881953; -8.510740Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 8°30′39″W / 51.881953°N 8.510740°W / 51.881953; -8.510740
Care systemHSE
FundingPublic hospital
Affiliated universityUniversity College Cork
Emergency departmentYes Accident & Emergency
ListsHospitals in the Republic of Ireland

Cork University Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal na hOllscoile Corcaigh) is a large university teaching hospital in Wilton, Cork in Ireland. Its academic partner is University College Cork. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Centre in Ireland.[1] It is managed by the South/Southwest Hospital Group.[2]


The hospital officially opened as Cork Regional Hospital in November 1978.[3] A new Regional Cancer Centre opened in December 2009[4] and a new Cardiac Renal Centre, built at a cost of €85 million, opened in October 2010.[5]


The hospital has 800-beds.[6] The hospital has its own hospital radio CUH FM offering full coverage to the hospital.[7] The hospital also receives patients by helicopter: currently helicopters land on a purpose built helipad at the facilities of Bishopstown G.A.A. and Highfield R.F.C. near to the hospital.[8] In 2011 it was confirmed on 6 April 2011 that the hospital would receive a new helipad costing €1.5m[9] and, after a lengthy site selection process, a planning application for the helipad was submitted in November 2018.[10]


A number of Bus Éireann city bus routes serve the hospital, including routes 201 and 208 (from Mayfield), 214 (from St Patrick's Street), 216 (from Monkstown via Douglas), and 219 (from Mahon). In addition, a number of regional bus routes also serve the hospital, including some services on route 232 (from Ballincollig), routes 236, 237 and 239 (from West Cork). Since Spring 2020 West Cork Connect also serve the hospital on their route to/from West Cork.[11][12]

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  1. ^ admin (18 February 2016). "The trauma system in Ireland". Irish Medical Times. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Six hospital groups 'most fundamental reform in decades'". Irish Medical Times. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. ^ "40 years on, CUH looks to bright future". Echo Live. 27 November 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Large regional cancer centre opens in Cork". The Irish Times. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Cork University Hospital extension opens". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 22 October 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Charter to improve junior doctors' conditions at Cork University Hospital". Irish Examiner. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  7. ^ "CUH FM". Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  8. ^ Hugh O'Connell (23 June 2013). "Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital". Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  9. ^ "New CUH helipad set to cost €1.5 million". Irish Medical Times. 6 April 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Plans for helipad at Cork University Hospital temporarily grounded". Irish Examiner. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  11. ^ "New West Cork bus service arrives in city for first time". Cork Beo. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Travelling To CUH". Health Service Executive. Retrieved 20 May 2019.