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
Fax 00353 21 4310153

** Hospital update issued Monday 16/10/2017 @ 15.00 pm. **

As of the date and time of this notification it is planned the hospital will operate as normal tomorrow Tuesday 17th October 2017. All patients and staff please attend\report on duty as planned.

Helen Donovan - 16th October 2017

Chief Executive Officer

South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital



Hospital Statement Regarding Met Eireann Red Weather Warning (Updated 10:15 AM 16/10/2017)

Due to the upgrading of the “Red” weather warning by Met Eireann to the whole country as a result of storm Ophelia, patients need to take note of the following;

Outpatients: all hospital outpatient appointments are being cancelled for today Monday 16th October.  Consequently, patients do not need to attend or contact the hospital and they will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Scheduled/planned procedures: Patients who are scheduled to have a planned procedure can contact the hospital today Monday to confirm if their procedure is going ahead. In order to minimise unnecessary travel risks for patients, only urgent procedures will take place tomorrow.

The HSE advise due to the weather warning only essential community services will operate tomorrow.

The HSE advise if you are scheduled for a community service tomorrow please make contact with your service in the morning to see if it is proceeding.

For all other non HSE day and community care services, please contact the provider of those services directly.

HSE Emergency Departments and National Ambulance Service will operate as normally. Priority will be given to the most urgent cases.

The Local and HSE Crisis Management Team has been activated and each local area is working as part of the Area Crisis Management Team in conjunction with the Gardai and other services.

Staff are requested to link with your line manager in respect of attendance.

The hospital, as of now, will be operating at normal capacilty tomorrow .

Helen Donovan - 16th October 2017

Chief Executive Officer

South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital



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