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


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

  • 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: 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,


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 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



SIVUH GP Resources


Paediatric Orthopaedic service - 29th February 2012

Dear GP

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 theSouth 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 the closure of the Emergency Department service at SIVUH.  The date of this transfer will be notified to you when dates are confirmed.

All patient referrals for elective orthopaedic appointments can now be made to:

Roseanne Looney

General Out Patients Department, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital,

Old Blackrock Road, Cork

Tel Number:       (021) 4926280

Dr. Colm Taylor may be contacted at Email:  or via his secretary: Veronica Browne; Tel: (021) 4926282 if you wish to make any general enquiries.



The NCCP are delighted to work with the Dermatology Services at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork to pilot the NCCP Melanoma GP Referral Guidelines and NCCP Pigmented Lesions GP Referral Form with GPs in Cork These guidelines take into account evidence-based research, the findings of the National Cancer Strategy 2006, and expert opinion.

These guidelines aim to shorten the time period to diagnosis for those patients in whom there is a strong suspicion of melanoma.  We hope to roll out the NCCP Melanoma GP Referral Guidelines and NCCP Pigmented Lesion GP Referral Form once the pilot has been completed.

We would very much appreciate your participation in this pilot. Our thanks to the dermatology teams, GPs and other health care professionals who assisted in the development of this guideline and form.


To access the most up to date form please visit@


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