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
Nearby rugby football field.
Cork University Hospital (Irish: Ospidéal Ollscoil Chorcaí), abbreviated as CUH, is a university teaching hospital in Ireland. 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)
- Staff - 3,400 (campus)
- Beds - 800
- 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 - Downtown - Cork University Hospital - Bishopstown - Curraheen||208|
|St. Patrick's Street - Togher - Cork University Hospital||214|
|Mount Oval - Maryborough - Douglas - Downtown - 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.
|Downtown - Cork University Hospital - Ballincollig (Not all services)||232|
|Downtown - Cork University Hospital - Bandon - Dunmanway - Bantry - Glengarriff - Castletownbere (Not all services)||236|
|Downtown - Cork University Hospital - Bandon - Clonakilty - Skibbereen - Schull - Goleen||237|
|Downtown - Cork University Hospital - Bandon - Courtmacsherry - Butlerstown||239|
- About CUH-Beginning Archived 2010-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- About CUH-Capacity Archived 2010-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- About CUH-Performance Archived 2010-06-25 at the Wayback Machine.
- Cork's CUH celebrates 30th anniversary.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-25. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
- "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.