South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

A member of the South South/West Hospital Group

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Old Blackrock Road, Cork T12 X23H

Tel 00353 21 4926100

Notice for patients regarding services at South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital for the duration of SIPTU Support Staff Strike Action.

There is planned industrial action by SIPTU Support Staff for tomorrow, Wednesday, 26/06/2019 from 8am to 8am Thursday, 27/06/2019.  SIVUH is one of 38 sites nationally that have been chosen for strike action.

Staff grades impacted by this strike action are as follows:

*Catering & Household Assistants

* Chefs

* Porters

* Healthcare Assistants

* HSSD operatives

* Car Park Attendants

As a result the Hospital regrets the following services will be cancelled for Wednesday 26/06/2019

* General Theatres

* Orthopaedic Theatres

* Gynaecology Theatre

* Day Medical Unit * some procedures proceeding (Orthopaedic Injections & Venesections)

* Day Surgical Unit

* Ophthalmology surgery including Injections

You will have been contacted by our Booking & Validation Department where your procedure has been cancelled.

The following services are running as scheduled:

* Oncology

* Pain Medicine

* All outpatient services

Please be advised there will be no catering provisions available to patients attending our Out-Patient services.

Negotiations continue nationally with leaders in SIPTU and HSE to finding a resolution to the issues raised by SIPTU Support staff.  Cancelations are unavoidable at this time.  If resolution is found to the matters nationally & the strike is called off this evening, you may be contacted by our Booking & Validation Staff to attend for your procedure.

SIVUH Management - 25/06/2019, 16:00 pm

Posted: 25/06/2019 @ 16:15 pm



We at the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital are committed to providing the highest quality service to all our patients in a friendly, safe, and caring environment. We aim to provide individual patient centred care to each patient and their families. We have a total designated bed complement of 192 beds and cater for up to 38,400 admissions and 72,500 outpatient attendances each year.

We are the regional center for ENT, Dermatology, Elective Orthopaedic, Ophthalmology (In patient & Day Cases) & Chronic Pain services and provide a significant role in the provision of Oncology, General Surgery, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Elective Gynaecology, Radiology and Anesthesiology services.

We welcome your comments or suggestions on our website on our feedback form. Telephone: 021 4926100.



South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork