Cork University Hospital
|Cork University Hospital
Ospidéal Ollscoil Chorcaí
|Health Service Executive|
|Location||Wilton, Cork, Ireland
Phone: +353 21 492 2000
|Care system||Cork University Hospital Group|
|Affiliated university||University College Cork|
|Helipad||Cork Airport ORK / EICK
New onsite helipad planned for 2012
Cork University Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Ollscoil Chorcaí), abbreviated as CUH, is the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland and is the only Level 1 trauma center in the country due to the presence of over 40 different medical and surgical specialties on the campus. It is operated by the Health Service Executive. The hospital is located in Wilton in the south-western suburbs of Cork. CUH officially opened in November 1978, and was known then as Cork Regional Hospital. The hospital primarily treats patients from Cork and Kerry which have a combined population of more than 620,000. In addition to this, it is also a tertiary referral centre for Munster, serving a population of more than 1,173,000.
CUH can annually handle:
- 25,500 inpatient admissions
- 27,000 day cases
- 58,000 emergency cases (A&E)
Facts - 2008 performance
- Staff - 3,400 (campus)
- Beds - 853
- Budget - €340m
- Births - 8,500 approx. in 2008
- Inpatient Procedures - 25,500
- Day Case Procedures - 27,000
- A&E Attendances - 58,000 (new and returns)
- Out Patients Attendances - 194,872 (new and returns)
- Meals per annum - 1 million
- Capital investment - €250 million (capital programme)
- Dialysis Treatments - 22,300
CUH has a wide range of services split into 6 categories:
- Clinical Services
- Clinical Support Services
- General Support Services
- Nursing and Midwifery Services
- GPs and Healthcare Professionals
It was confirmed on 6 April 2011 that CUH will receive a new helipad costing €1.5m, work is expected to commence on the new project sometime in 2012 or 2013. The hospital's original helipad was removed in 2003 to facilitate the construction of a new accident and emergency department. Access was facilitated by ambulance from Cork Airport 8.5 km from the Cork University Hospital campus. The journey time was approximately 10 minutes by ambulance. Currently helicopters land on a purpose built helipad at Highfield R.F.C next to the hospital and are transferred by 2 minute ambulance ride to CUH.
CUH has its own hospital radio CUH FM. It is located within the hospital, just down the corridor from the main entrance. The station has full coverage to the hospital and surrounding areas, including Wilton.
|Mayfield-Blackpool-Knocknaheeney-Cork Institute of Technology-Bishopstown-Cork University Hospital (Northern Orbital)||201|
|Mayfield-City Centre-Cork University Hospital -Bishopstown-(Curraheen)||208|
|St. Patrick's Street-Togher-Cork University Hospital||214|
|Mount Oval-Maryborough-Douglas-City Centre-Glasheen-Cork University Hospital||216|
|Mahon-Douglas-Turner's Cross-Ballyphehane-Togher-Cork University Hospital-Cork Institute of Technology (Southern Orbital)||219|
In addition, a number of regional bus routes also service the hospital
|City Centre-Cork University Hospital-Ballincollig (Not all services)||232|
|City Centre-Cork University Hospital-Bandon-Dunmanway-Bantry-Glengarriff-Castletownbere (Not all services)||236|
|City Centre-Cork University Hospital-Bandon-Clonakilty-Skibbereen-Schull-Goleen||237|
|City Centre-Cork University Hospital-Bandon-Courtmacsherry-Butlerstown||239|
- About CUH-Beginning
- About CUH-Capacity
- About CUH-Performance
- Cork's CUH celebrates 30th anniversary.
- "New CUH helipad set to cost €1.5 million". Irish Medical Times.
- Hugh O'Connell. "Chopped: GAA pitch will no longer be used as helicopter pad for Cork hospital". TheJournal.ie.
- tomnoctor. "I.H.R.N.". ihrn.ie.
- To/From CUH.