SIVUH News

Post of Associate Professor  / Consultant Otolaryngologist

Mr Patrick Sheahan  has been appointed to the Post of Associate Professor  / Consultant Otolaryngologist at SIVUH and University College Cork. Professor Sheahan has been appointed on a full time permanent basis to this Academic post. This post encompasses an SIVUH and a commitment to University College Cork.

Professor Sheahan  will assume his  Professorship  in ENT  from Monday  4th  September  2017 .

 


Table Quiz

Just a reminder re Table Quiz on Wednesday April 5th 2017. Looking forward to a fun night, so put on your thinking caps.

 

 


3rd International Conference on Paediatric Spasticity, Orthopaedic, and Postural Management

 

Please click here for information on the 3rd International Conference on Paediatric Spasticity, Orthopaedic, and Postural Management.


Thank you!

Following on from the ‘Celebration of Christmas’ in the Lough Church on Sunday 11th December where there was a full house with fabulous choirs & a great atmosphere. We raised €4825.23, this is going towards an imaging machine for head & neck cancer.

A big thanks to the committee, all the volunteers but especially to those who attended the event. Hopefully it will an annual event so mark your diaries.

Thanks again.

Friends of the 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 hse.haemangioma@hse.ie 

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


Friends of the SIVUH Fundraising Cookbook

In 2015, a group of past and present staff members of the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH), supported by management, came together to form the Friends of the SIVUH with the aims of increasing awareness of the activities of the Hospital and raising funds which will be "ring fenced" to help patients in their journey through the various services provided throughout the hospital. We have developed a cookbook to raise funds by gathering recipes from the diverse community, past
and present, of the SIVUH. The response from all of those we approached for recipes was overwhelming and the committee would like to thank everyone who submitted their favourite recipe. We really enjoyed reading them.
Unfortunately we could not fit them all in, but we hope that this cook book will give a flavour of both local and international home cooking from the hospital.

The book For sale at the carol service next week, in the hospital from Jackie Cronin and from o'sullivan pharmacies. Cost €10. The proceeds go to ENT narrow band imaging for laryngeal cancer

 


Friends of the SIVUH Fundraising Carol Service 11th December

 

Eilish Corcoran has organised a carol service in the Lough Church at 7pm on Sunday Dec 11th. Free admission.

A nice way to kick off Christmas!

 

 


 

Consultant Appointments

Dr Bennett has been appointed to replace the Vacant post of Permanent Full Time Consultant Dermatologist. This appointment (previously held by Dr Michael O’Connell) is effective from 1/10/16.

Mr Mark Dolan, has been appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon si Spinal Surgery – from 2nd August 2016. Mr Dolan is permanently appointed  to  Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital.

 


Jackie Cronin presents a new ABPI machine to the Hospital Dressing clinic on behalf of the Friends of the SIVUH

The funds for the machine were raised by various fundraising events in recent months and matched by the hospital.

Sept 2016


Advanced Medical Dermatology For Non - Dermatologists 2016

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital & Dermcloud are pleased to announce:

A 6 week interactive web-basedcourse on Advanced Medical Dermatology.

 

Please visit the Advanced Medical Dermatology For Non – Dermatologists 2016 page for more information

 



On behalf of the Friends of the SIVUH

A big "thank you" to all volunteers and donors in recent events and to everybody who participated in raising funds for the SIVUH. The money raised is being put to great use.

  • Coffee Morning organised by Mary Conroy - €500
  • Pub quiz orgainsed by Ursula Bond - €1200
  • Personal Donation from Dr Edgar Ritchie - €300
  • Easter Hamper organised by Catering staff in the Obs ward- €250
  • Cake sale organised by Audrey Mulcahy and Jane Connolly   - €2070.14
  • Collection bottles from the two hospital canteens - €533.69

Lots more events are planned in the coming months so watch this space!

June 2016


 

Friday, 27th May 2016

HSE Press Release

 

Euromelanoma Skin Cancer Screening in University Hospital Kerry

More than 350 people attended a free skin cancer screening clinic in University Hospital Kerry on Saturday 21st of May 2016 . The event was organised by Dr Johnny Bourke and Dr LesleyAnn Murphy Consultant Dermatologists University Hospital Kerry as part of Euromelanoma and they were assisted by Consultants Dr Michelle Murphy and Dr Mary Bennett (South Infirmary Cork) and Dr Norin Ni Scannlain (Bon Secours Hospital Tralee).

Euro-Melanoma is a pan-European prevention campaign against skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.  The screening day serves to highlight awareness of skin cancer amongst the general public and to encourage self checks for new or changing skin lesions.

Dr Johnny Bourke and Dr Lesley Ann Murphy provide a consultant delivered  weekly dermatology clinic in University Hospital Kerry which sees and treats skin cancers as well as all inflammatory dermatoses. Phototherapy for psoriasis is also provided at the hospital.

The large turnout at the screening days reflects the publicity that the event was provided by Kerry Radio and the Kerry County Board.

Issued by: 

HSE National Press Office, Dr. Steevens’ Hospital, Dublin 8

Tel: 01 635 2840  Email: press@hse.ie

 


Permanent Consultant Staff Changes in Anaesthesia

 

Leaving:

Dr. Bryan Ahern's last day was the 30th September 2015. Dr. Ahern worked for over 31 years at the Hospital, having started in the Victoria Theatre. He was on a 1:2, including Maternity call with Dr. John Walsh until 2002, when Dr. Murray joined.

We would like to thank Bryan for his years of service and commitment to the Hospital, to our junior staff and medical student teaching and to the Anaesthesia community in Cork. We wish him the very best in the future.

 

New arrival:

Dr. Ahern's post has been taken up by Dr. Michael O'Sullivan on 1st October 2015. Dr. O'Sullivan is a native of West Cork and worked in SIVUH as a junior doctor. He was previously a Consultant Anaesthetist in Temple Street Children's Hospital in Dublin.

Michael has taken on the Paediatric Anaesthesia Lead at the Hospital as part of our ongoing commitment to the care of the over 2,500 children who are admitted annually to SIVUH. We would like to welcome him and hope he has many enjoyable years here.

Department of Anaesthesiology 25/09/15


Happy Birthday!

The Day Surgery Unit celebrated its 10th birthday on Friday 18th September 2015. To date 39,780 patients have come through the unit.


Combined Dermaology Gynaecology Study day

7th November 2015 - University College Cork & SIVUH  Combined Dermaology Gynaecology Study day for General Practitioners -First Announcement. See here for more details


Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children

 

A new book has been written entitled: Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children. The production of this book involved 5 SIVUH Consultants and 6 junior doctors. This book offers a much-needed practical guide to all the major ultrasound-guided blocks in pediatric patients, including neuraxial, truncal, upper and lower limb blocks.

 


Congratulations!

Congratulations to Trish O'Gorman, Physiotherapy Department, who recently reached the national final of the HMI Leaders Award 2015 with her project 'Setting up an Acupuncture Service to Treat Radiation-Induced Xerostomia (Dry Mouth) in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer'.

Trish undertook a 3 year training course in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 and qualified as a Licensed Acupuncturist in 2005. She then took unpaid leave from work and travelled to Hangzhou, China, to further her studies in 2005.

In 2008 Trish set up a clinic for SIVUH patients with Head and Neck Cancer and continues to run this clinic in the Physio Department in the Victoria block. This HMI award is acknowledgement of her innovation and commitment in setting up this unique service which has furthered service development in SIVUH and led to improvement in patient outcomes.


 

E-Reporting Radiology Results

“As and from June 2nd 2015, 250 GP’s (that refer patients to SIVUH Radiology Service) will be able to access the soft copy version of radiology reports via Healthlink. They will no longer receive a paper copy of the radiology report, which means that they will receive the report much faster than previously.

The remaining GP’s not signed up to Healthlink will be canvassed in the future to see if they also want to opt out of receiving printed reports.” The hospital’s Radiology Department went live with NIMIS on 26th November 2013.

 


May - is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

There is a free Walk-in clinic service being run on Saturday 09th May from 9am to 12pm in the General Outpatients Department SIVUH.

For more information please click Skin Awareness Month May 2015


Press Release

Minister Kathleen Lynch will open Mohs Unit at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork

Date  Friday 17th April  3PM

Venue   Conference Centre SIVUH

Expansion of skin cancer services at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital - Opening ofMohs Surgery Unit.See link

 


** Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2015 **

 The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital & Dermcloud are pleased to launch an interactive web-based 4 week course on medical dermatology. See link


Bantry General Hospital (BGH) and the Department of Dermatology at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) are pleased to announce the official re-commencement of a phototherapy service at BGH. Phototherapy involves exposing the skin to ultraviolet light on a regular basis under medical supervision and is used in the treatment of psoriasis.

The phototherapy outreach service, which is expertly delivered by the physiotherapy department staff at BGH in conjunction with a consultant dermatologist visiting from the SIVUH, provides an effective and convenient treatment for patients with psoriasis. West Cork based patients attend for treatment for a very short period up to three times a week for a total of six to eight weeks to access this treatment. With the service re-opening at BGH, it means that these patients no longer have to travel to Cork numerous times a week for very short periods.

The hospital wishes to acknowledge the Friends of Bantry Hospital for providing the funding to purchase and install the phototherapy unit and for acting as committed advocates to the dermatology services in West Cork. - Dr Michelle Murphy – 2nd April 2015


SIVUH Development site for the Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR)

In July 2013 SIVUH, Cork was selected as the pilot site for the development and implementation of the Irish National Orthopaedic Register. In December 2014, Staff in SIVUH will begin collecting consent from patients to participate in this audit. Patient Information leaflets will be sent to all patients attending the hospital for a pre op assessment before hip or knee replacement surgery. Leaflets are also available within the hospital. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mary Lucey, INOR Local Implementation Lead at 021-4926283

Further information can be found at www.noca.ie


SIVUH piloting the National Electronic General GP Referral project - Completion of migration to Healthlink.ie

Dear GP / Hospital Referrers

Further to my two previous emails on 6th and 19th May, we have now moved the remainder of the specialities available for online referral to SIVUH from our own website to the Healthlink site. The move has been very successful to date with over 139 referrals received since the 12th May 2014.

From the 3rd June 2014 the following SIVUH specialities will all be available for online referral via Healthlink www.healthlink.ie:

  • General Surgery,
  • ENT,
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology,
  • Plastic Surgery,
  • Rheumatology,
  • Maxillo-Facial Surgery,
  • Pain Medicine, 
  • Orthopaedics

The link to our Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment of Severe Osteoporosis - Dr Mark Phelan form is now available under the GPs Section in our Internet site. Please visit: http://www.sivuh.ie/gps/rheumatologyrapidaccessassessmentofsevereosteoporosis.html to access this printable / downloadable form.

Please note for those of you not currently using online systems to send in referrals:

In compliance with the HSE National Outpatient Performance Improvement Programme, a new Central Appointments Office was opened in the South Infirmary Victoria -University Hospital on Monday 14th January 2013.

We would greatly appreciate if you could ensure that all new OPD referrals are addressed to the Central Appointments Office to avoid unnecessary delays in recording / triaging referrals. Full address below:

Central Appointments Office,

Consultant (full name and specialty only if required)

South Infirmary Victoria - University Hospital,

Old Blackrock Rd,

Cork.

Contact numbers SPECIALITYTELEPHONE NUMBER 
Gynaecology021 4926319 
ENT021 4926122 
All other specialties021 4926174 / 4926202 

 

I wish to thank you most sincerely for your continued support to the SIVUH online referrals system over the years and request you continue it further via the new online referrals system www.healthlink.ie. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff from the National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project for their assistance in this Pilot Scheme.

Kind regards

Juliette

28/05/14

 

 


Hygiene Quality Improvement Plan

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital has published its updated Quality Improvement Plan following the unannounced inspection by HIQA in April 2013. The plan specifies the findings of the report of the inspection and the hospital's actions to ensure improvements and rectifications and is available by clicking here. Most items are completed. The Hospital welcomes the input and support of HIQA into this vital quality process.


Medical Dermatology for Non-Dermatologists 2014

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital & Dermcloud are pleased to launch an interactive web-based 6 week course on medical dermatology More Details Click Here

 


SIVUH Tobacco Free Campus January 2014

A smoke free Directive is being rolled out by the HSE South in accordance with the Tobacco Control Framework and the National Service Plan which requests that 100% of hospital campuses would be smoke free by 2013. As the SIVUH has a service level agreement with the HSE we are incorporated into this initiative. In this regard it has been decided that The SIVUH campus will go smoke free from Monday 6th of January 2014.

 


Hygiene Quality Improvement Plan

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital has published its updated Quality Improvement Plan following the unannounced inspection by HIQA in April 2013. The plan specifies the findings of the report of the inspection and the hospital's actions to ensure improvements and rectifications and is available by clicking here. Most items are completed. The Hospital welcomes the input and support of HIQA into this vital quality process.


 

Paediatric Dermatology & Allergy for Non-Dermatologists Course Flyer page

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital & Dermcloud are pleased tolaunch an interactive web-based 6 week course on paediatric dermatology & allergy

Target participants: General practitioners, paediatricians, NCHDs (limited to 60 participants per course)

Cost:         250 Euro

CPD:          9 hours external CPD

 

For more information please click here

 


 

 

 

 

SIVUH piloting the National Electronic General GP Referral project - Completion of migration to Healthlink.ie

 

Dear GP / Hospital Referrers

Further to my two previous emails on 6th and 19th May, we have now moved the remainder of the specialities available for online referral to SIVUH from our own website to the Healthlink site. The move has been very successful to date with over 139 referrals received since the 12th May 2014.

From the 3rd June 2014 the following SIVUH specialities will all be available for online referral via Healthlink www.healthlink.ie:

  • General Surgery,
  • ENT,
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology,
  • Plastic Surgery,
  • Rheumatology,
  • Maxillo-Facial Surgery,
  • Pain Medicine, 
  • Orthopaedics

The link to our Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment of Severe Osteoporosis - Dr Mark Phelan form is now available under the GPs Section in our Internet site. Please visit: http://www.sivuh.ie/gps/rheumatologyrapidaccessassessmentofsevereosteoporosis.html to access this printable / downloadable form.

Please note for those of you not currently using online systems to send in referrals:

In compliance with the HSE National Outpatient Performance Improvement Programme, a new Central Appointments Office was opened in the South Infirmary Victoria -University Hospital on Monday 14th January 2013.

We would greatly appreciate if you could ensure that all new OPD referrals are addressed to the Central Appointments Office to avoid unnecessary delays in recording / triaging referrals. Full address below:

Central Appointments Office,

Consultant (full name and specialty only if required)

South Infirmary Victoria - University Hospital,

Old Blackrock Rd,

Cork.

Contact numbers SPECIALITYTELEPHONE NUMBER 
Gynaecology021 4926319 
ENT021 4926122 
All other specialties021 4926174 / 4926202 

I wish to thank you most sincerely for your continued support to the SIVUH online referrals system over the years and request you continue it further via the new online referrals system www.healthlink.ie. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff from the National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project for their assistance in this Pilot Scheme.

Kind regards

Juliette

28/05/14


Free Saturday morning skin cancer screening clinic in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

More than 100 people attended a free Saturday morning skin cancer screening clinic in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital recently. The event was organised by Consultant Dermatologists, Dr. Johnny Bourke, Dr Michelle Murphy and Dr Michael O’Connell as part of Euromelanoma Day 2014 and they was assisted by Carmel O’Sullivan (Dermatology Specialist nurse)and Alma Spillane OPD Nurse Manager.

Euro-Melanoma is a pan-European prevention campaign against skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.  The South Infirmary Hospital provides regional dermatology and skin cancer services for the Cork/Kerry region. The screening day serves to highlight awareness of skin cancer amongst the general public and to encourage self checks for new or changing skin lesions.

23/05/14


SIVUH piloting the National Electronic General GP Referral project

 

Dear GPs / Hospital Referrers

Please be advised that we are now planning to move the remainder of the specialities available for online referral to SIVUH from our own website to the Healthlink site www.healthlink.ie.

On the 26th May 2014 SIVUH will be going live for GP referrals to SIVUH on Healthlink with:

  • Endocrinology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Rheumatology

Therefore, from the 26th May, the specialities listed above (Endocrinology, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery) along with General Surgery, ENT and Dermatology will no longer be available on our current SIVUH online referral system but they will be available via www.Healthlink.ie

The link to our Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment of Severe Osteoporosis - Dr Mark Phelan form is now available under the GPs Section in our Internet site. Please visit: http://www.sivuh.ie/gps/rheumatologyrapidaccessassessmentofsevereosteoporosis.html to access this printable / downloadable form.

We will be removing our SIVUH Online Referrals Internet Section after the 26th May as no more referrals will be accepted through it.

If you have one of the accredited software systems (Socrates, Complete GP, Helix or HealthOne) the vast majority of your patient’s information will auto-populate into the new electronic referral form. There is an online version for GP practices that do not have an accredited system.

Please contact Healthlink at 01 8821721 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm) www.healthlink.ie to set up electronic referral on your practice management system and start referring electronically today.  For further information on this project please visit: http://www.icgp.ie/go/in_the_practice/information_technology/electronic_referrals.

Please note for those of you not currently using online systems to send in referrals:

In compliance with the HSE National Outpatient Performance Improvement Programme, a new Central Appointments Office was opened in the South Infirmary Victoria -University Hospital on Monday 14th January 2013.

We would greatly appreciate if you could ensure that all new OPD referrals are addressed to the Central Appointments Office to avoid unnecessary delays in recording / triaging referrals. Full address below:

Central Appointments Office,

Consultant (full name and specialty if required)

South Infirmary Victoria - University Hospital,

Old Blackrock Rd,

Cork.

Contact numbers SPECIALITYTELEPHONE NUMBER 
Gynaecology021 4926319 
ENT021 4926122 
All other specialties021 4926174 / 4926202 

 

The Hospital thank you most sincerely for your continued support to the SIVUH online referrals system over the years and request you continue it further via the new online referrals system www.healthlink.ie.

21/05/14


 

Free Skin Cancer Check for Adults May 10th 8.30 - 11.30

As part of Euro-Melanoma the Consultant Dermatologists at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital will provide a free skin cancer check for adults at the Out- Patients' Department, South Infirmary Hospital, Cork on Saturday  morning at 8.30 - 11.30, May 10th

  

Background

Euro-Melanoma is a pan-European prevention campaign against skin cancer, which is organized by dermatologists in 30 countries. The opportunity is given to the general public to have a free-of-charge screening of their moles by a dermatologist, one day each year.

In view of the increasing incidence of cutaneous melanoma in many European countries, particular emphasis has been given in public education campaigns and screening programs as a means of primary and secondary prevention.

The purpose of this screening event has been three-fold:

1) to provide a free screening to individuals,

2) to detect individuals with early-stage melanoma or skin cancer, or those with risk factors for these conditions, and

3) to inform the public through mass media campaign about the early signs of melanoma as well as the hazardous effects of sunlight on the skin.


SIVUH to pilot the National Electronic General GP Referral project

 

Dear GPs / Hospital Referrers,

Please be advised that the South Infirmary – Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) has signed up to pilot the National Electronic General GP Referral project www.healthlink.ie.

If you have one of the accredited software systems (Socrates, Complete GP, Helix or HealthOne) the vast majority of your patient’s information will auto-populate into the new electronic referral form. There is an online version for GP practices that do not have an accredited system.

Please contact Healthlink at 01 8821721 (Monday-Friday 9-5pm) www.healthlink.ie to set up electronic referral on your practice management system and start referring electronically today.  For further information on this project please visit: http://www.icgp.ie/go/in_the_practice/information_technology/electronic_referrals and attachment to this email.

As many of you are aware we have our own online GP referral system for the SIVUH. This system will be scaled back and removed completely once the National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project for the SIVUH is completed in approximately 6 weeks.

On the 12th May SIVUH will be going live for GP referrals to SIVUH on Healthlink with:

·        General Surgery

·        ENT

·        Dermatology 

Therefore, from the 12th May, the specialities listed above (General Surgery, ENT, Dermatology) will no longer be available on our current SIVUH online referral system but they will be available via www.Healthlink.ie.  Endocrinology, Maxillofacial, Plastic Surgery and Rheumatology SIVUH online GP referrals will remain on our site until they are transferred to the National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project site www.healthlink.ie over the following weeks.

07/05/14


Hygiene Quality Improvement Plan

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital has published its updated Quality Improvement Plan following the unannounced inspection by HIQA in April 2013. The plan specifies the findings of the report of the inspection and the hospital's actions to ensure improvements and rectifications and is available by clicking here. Most items are completed. The Hospital welcomes the input and support of HIQA into this vital quality process.


IRISH PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY

Annual Conference 10th - 11th October

 

See brochure for further information


Medical Dermatology for Non Dermatologists Course

 

The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital is pleased to launch an interactive web-based 6 week course on medical dermatology from 8th October.

Target participants: General practitioners, Physicians, NCHDs (limited to 50 participants per course).

Cost: €250
CPD: 9.5 hours external CPD (Internal CPD and audit also included)

 

See attached flyer for more information

 

See here to register and for course information: www.medicaldermatologymodule.com


This year’s Evening Echo Women’s mini-marathon will take place on Sunday 15th September 2013 @ 1 P.M.

 

PLEASE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE HOSPITAL  

AND HELP TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT SERVICE FOR OUR CANCER PATIENTS, ELDERLY, CHILDREN, RHEUMATOLOGY PATIENTS, DIABETIC PATIENTS, PAIN MEDICINE PATIENTS AND SURGICAL PATIENTS

 T-shirts and Sponsorship Cards are available from Niamh McCarthy, CEO Secretary at 021 4926169, email: mccarthy.niamh@sivuh.ie

REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE AT www.eveningecho.ie/minimarathon

 

 


SIVUH wins National Q Mark Award for Hygiene and Food Safety

See attached article from the Evening Echo, 8th October 2012, highlighting the national award for best hygiene and food safety which was won by the SIVUH.

This is the fourth year in a row that we have achieved this award.

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pauline Hannafin and all her staff for achieving this outstanding result.

Regards, Ger O’Callaghan. 10/10/12.


South Infirmary - Victoria University Hospital Emergency Department Closure from 29th of July 2012 onwards

The Emergency Department (ED) at the South Infirmary - Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH) closed on 29th of July 2012 at 8.00pm.
From that date forward, ED Services will no longer be provided at SIVUH and patients needing emergency treatment should go to the Emergency Department at either the Mercy University Hospital or Cork University Hospital. People with minor injuries should attend the Mercy Urgent Care Centre in Gurranabraher on the grounds of the former St Mary's Orthopaedic Hospital (open 7 days a week - 8.00am to 6.00pm).
SIVUH will continue to provide a 24 hour emergency service to Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) patients only. The Sexual Assault Treatment Unit will also remain open on a 24 hour basis.
In an emergency, the Ambulance Service can be contacted on 999 or 112.

 


Consultant Updates

Dr. Arthur Jackson has been appointed to the post of Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases by the HSE based at Cork University Hospital (27.5 hours per week), the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (6.5 hours per week) and the Mercy University Hospital (3 hours per week) commencing employment with effect from 1st July 2012.

Ms. Sinead Boran has been appointed to the post of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (s.i. Paediatric Orthopaedic surgery) by the HSE to be based at South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital (20 hours per week), Cork University Hospital (17 hours per week).  This is a new post. Ms. Boran will commence 1st August 2012

Mr. Shane Guerin has been appointed to the post of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon by the HSE to be based at South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork (19 hours per week) and Cork University Hospital (18 hours per week) commencing employment with effect from 6th August 2012.  This is a replacement post.


Hospital Pharmacy of the Year 2012

Congratulations to the SIVUH Pharmacy Team who won Hospital Pharmacy of the Year 2012 at the National Pharmacy Awards in May.


Congratulations

Congratulations to the winner of the best SpR presentation given at the RCPI meeting on vulvovaginal disease held in SIVUH. See here for more details.


University College Cork & South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

Vulvo-vaginal disease study day for General Practioners. Saturday 19th of May. 9.30-1.30pm. Venue: UCC- Western Gateway Building.

Places limited –please register at: www.ucc.ie/gpstudy2012.


Paediatric Orthopaedic service

 

As part of the reorganisation of acute hospital services in Cork city, the elective Paediatric Orthopaedic service (inpatient, day and outpatients) has recommenced and is now based in the South Infirmary–Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH). 

Dr. Colm Taylor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, special interest paediatric orthopaedic surgery, has recently taken up appointment in SIVUH and Cork University Hospital (CUH).  Referrals to this service will now be accepted for children residing in the Cork and Kerry region.  The Paediatric Orthopaedic trauma service will continue to be provided in CUH.

The elective orthopaedic outpatient service will continue to be provided at the former St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital (SMOH) now known as St. Mary’s Health Campus until further notice. 

29/02/12


Cork Oncologists going the Distance for Cancer Research at Marathon De Paris in memory of Prof. Gerry O'Sullivan

 

Dr. Seamus O’Reilly and his oncology team in Cork will fly the flag for Breakthrough Cancer Research and Cork Cancer Research Centre at the Marathon de Paris.

Three members of Cork’s oncology team will go the distance to participate in the upcoming 26 mile Marathon De Paris on 15th April in memory of world renowned cancer research pioneer, the late Professor Gerry O’Sullivan.

Facing the challenge are Dr. Seamus O’Reilly, distinguished Consultant Medical Oncologist at Cork’s Mercy and South Infirmary Victoria University Hospitals and Cork University Hospital, along with his research and oncology registrar colleagues Jodie Battley and Alan O’Shea.  

Click here for more information and details on how you can support.

04/04/12


Orthopaedic services, Elective Plastic Surgery and new Regional Elective Pain Medicine Centre

 

Elective orthopaedic services transferred from SMOH to SIVUH on 12th December 2011. New orthopaedic theatres have been built at SIVUH to accommodate this move. Elective orthopaedic surgery ceased at SMOH on 25th November to accommodate the service transfer. Orthopaedic trauma rehabilitation patients transferred on 5th December 2011. Trauma/emergency orthopaedic surgery will continue to be delivered in Cork University Hospital (CUH). Outpatient appointments for Orthopaedic services will continue at SMOH until further notice.  

12/12/11


Cardiology Services Relocated

SIVUH Cardiology Services have relcoated to the Cardiac Renal Centre in Cork University Hospital. Patients attending the Warfarin Clinic at SIVUH will continue to do so.

28/11/11


Consultant Updates

 

Dr. Catherine (Cate) Gleeson has been appointed to the full time post of permanent Consultant Dermatologist to the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital. This is a new post and the appointment is effective from Monday 3rd October 2011.


Consultant Updates

Dr. Lesley Ann Murphy has been appointed to the post of Consultant Dermatologist from 07/06/11.  This is the permanent replacement for Dr. Fergus Lyons.

Dr. Michael O’Connell has been appointed to the post of permanent Consultant Dermatologist and will assume duties from 07/06/11.  This is a new post.

13/05/11


Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Since  April 2011, parents of all babies born at Cork University Maternity Hospital are offered a hearing screen for their baby.

One to two babies in every 1,000 are born with a hearing loss in one or both ears. Most babies born with a hearing loss are born into families with no history of hearing loss so it is important to screen all babies as early as possible. The hearing screen will usually be carried out while the baby is settled or sleeping at the mother's bedside. Any baby who does not have a clear response from the screen will be seen for a full audiological (hearing) assessment at the Audiology Clinic (hearing clinic) in Cork University Hospital.


Kindness of People - SIVUH

Please click here to view the Kindness of People Article published in the Examiner on 28/01/11 regarding staff in the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital.


Consultant Retirement

Mr. Denis Richardson, Consultant Surgeon has retired as of 30/11/10.  Mr. Noel O’Brien has been secured as Temporary Consultant General Surgeon to the SIVUH from the 01/12/10.


Consultant Dermatologist Information

From 18/10/10 Dr. Lyndsey Paul & Dr. Michael O’Connell have been appointed to the post of Temporary Consultant Dermatologist, replacing Dr. Fergus Lyons.

29/10/2010


New Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr. Christopher Cotter has been jointly appointed to the post of Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. Referrals are now being accepted. more information

 


See Consultant updates for your information below:

  • Dr. Derville O’Shea has been appointed to the post of Consultant Haematologist from 05/07/10.  This is a joint appointment based at Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary/Victoria Hospital and Bantry General Hospital.
  • Dr. David Molloy will commence in the post of Professor / Consultant in Geriatric Medicine (Chair in Clinical Gerontology & Rehabilitation) from 01/09/10.  This is a joint academic appointment by University College Cork,the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital and St. Finbarr’s Rehabilitation & Continuing Care Units.

16/08/10


SIVUH Online GP Referral Service. Clinics currently available to refer online to. 23/03/10

  • Chest Pain Assessment Unit     
  • Dr Michelle Murphy - Pigmented Lesion Clinic
  • Dr John Bourke - General Dermatology Clinic
  • Dr John Bourke - Dermatitis Clinic
  • Ms Deirdre O’Hanlon - General Surgery Clinics
  • Mr Patrick Sheahan - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Gerard O’Leary - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Denis Richardson - General Surgery Clinics
  • Mr Peter O’Sullivan - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Sean T. O’Sullivan - Plastic Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Adrian Ireland - General Surgery Clinics
  • Dr Gerry Fahy and Dr Peter Kelly – Cardiology Clinics
  • Dr Mark Phelan - Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment Form

New Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Suzanne Timmons has been appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Geriatric Medicine effective from 01/02/10.


 

ENT Otolaryngology Head & Neck Information recently added to the SIVUH website. 30/07/09.


Attention Evening Echo Mini Marathon Runners on Sunday 26th September 2010 at 1pm. Take the opportunity to raise funds for our Oncology Unit

T-Shirts And Sponsorship Cards are available from Niamh Mccarthy, CEO Secretary at Telephone:021 4926169.

 


Hospital Casemix

 

The hospital again received a positive casemix adjustment in its 2009 funding allocation from the HSE. This adjustment is a reflection of the high efficiency levels maintained in the hospital.


SIVUH Online GP Referral Service.

Clinics currently available to refer online to. 23/03/10

  • Chest Pain Assessment Unit     
  • Dr Michelle Murphy - Pigmented Lesion Clinic
  • Dr John Bourke - General Dermatology Clinic
  • Dr John Bourke - Dermatitis Clinic
  • Ms Deirdre O’Hanlon - General Surgery Clinics
  • Mr Patrick Sheahan - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Gerard O’Leary - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Denis Richardson - General Surgery Clinics
  • Mr Peter O’Sullivan - OtolaryngologyHead, Neck & Thyroid Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Sean T. O’Sullivan - Plastic Surgery Clinic
  • Mr Adrian Ireland - General Surgery Clinics
  • Dr Gerry Fahy and Dr Peter Kelly – Cardiology Clinics
  • Dr Mark Phelan - Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment Form

New Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Geriatric Medicine

Dr. Suzanne Timmons has been appointed to the post of Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Geriatric Medicine effective from 01/02/10.


New Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Mr. Christopher Cotter has been jointly appointed by CUH to the post of Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.This is effective from 19th October 2009, sessional commitment.


ENT Otolaryngology Head & Neck Information recently added to the SIVUH website. 30/07/09.


SIVUH GP Online Referral Service


 
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