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

Public Notice - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Notice & Visiting Restrictions.

We ask you, the patient, not to attend the hospital in the following circumstances:
- If you have had any new onset of symptoms of COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- If you are awaiting a COVID-19 tests or a test result because of being symptomatic in the last 14 days.
- If you have been advised that you are a close contact of a person with COVID-19.

- If a household member is symptomatic and awaiting testing.
- If you have travelled from a restricted area as per Public Health guidance.
Please feel free to contact the Infection Prevention and Control Department on (021) 4926611 to discuss.

Please note strict visiting restrictions remain in place. Only in exceptional circumstances can visiting occur and this must be agreed with ward staff beforehand . See Visiting section for more information.

The Outpatient department has re-commenced a routine service. Some patient consultations are now taking place via telephone and/or video calls.  To ensure patient safety and to comply with social distancing, please do not arrive early for your appointment but arrive on time.

Elective inpatient and day case procedures have re-commenced. Patients will be contacted directly by the hospital regarding admission. Patients are asked not to attend the hospital unless they are contacted and provided with a specific appointment.

We apologise for the inconvenience to our patients but we do this in the interests of all our patients and staff, as per Infection Control and Public Health guidance.

Thank you for your continuing co-operation.

Should there be changes to any services in the hospital we will update this notice.

Hospital Management – 17th January 2022 @ 10:00


Protect yourself and others from COVID-19

- Follow government guidance about what you can and cannot do
- Ensure good indoor ventilation
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine
- Wear a face mask
- Keep at least 2 metres (social distancing) and avoid close contacts
- Wash \ Sanitise your hands properly
- Mininise your movements


To book a visit with a patient please : Click Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have recently travelled from an affected area or want information about coronavirus, please go to the HSE coronavirus page. Information for healthcare professionals is available on

If you are experiencing symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulties and a high temperature, please do not visit the Hospital. Please contact your GP by telephone if you require medical assistance.



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.

The SIVUH is a smoke free campus.

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

For information on making a complaint and the procedure to make a complaint (click here)

Information on the SIVUH Breast Implant Helpline can be found under Patients & Visitors here.



South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork