Winter Ready Checklist for Patients with Chronic Conditions

The HSE has launched the Winter Plan for 2018/19. This plan reinforces the need for everyone to prepare themselves and families for Winter and to become “Winter Ready”. This is particularly important for the 60% of people over the age of 50 who are living with a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and heart failure. Along with patients living with cancer and immunosuppression, people with chronic conditions are more vulnerable to infection and need to protect themselves this winter. 

Help us all to stay well this winter and follow the guidelines in Winter Ready Checklist for patients with Chronic Conditions 


New Consultant Otolaryngologist Mr Dias

We wish to confirm the appointment of a new Consultant Otolaryngologist, Mr Andrew Dias who commenced on Monday 15th October 2018. Mr Dias is employed as Consultant Otolaryngologist in replacement of Mr Gerard O’Leary.  Please extend a warm welcome to Mr Dias. We wish him every success in his new role.   

Medical Manpower Manager, 16/10/18

New Consultant Otolaryngologist Mr Khan

We are happy to confirm the arrival of our new Consultant Otolaryngologist Mr Khan who rejoined SIVUH on Monday 23rd April 2018. Mr Khan previously worked in SIVUH and is will be employed as Consultant Otolaryngologist in direct replacement of  Professor Sheahan. We extend a warm welcome to our colleague as he embarks on his new post at SIVUH.

Pilot project on electronic phototriage of referrals for infantile haemangiomas.

Consultant Dermatologists and Consultant Paediatricians at Cork University Hospital announce the launch of a National Pilot for Photo-Triage of Referrals for Haemangiomas from November 1 2016.  General Practitioners can email a photograph of the haemangioma together with the child’s date of birth via Healthmail to 

A paediatric dermatologist will review the photograph within 5 working days and contact the general practitioner via phone or email with a clear referral pathway dependent on the geographical location of the patient.

For more information click here

Coordinator: Dr Michelle Murphy



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