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 without contacting the hospital department that you are attending first, in the following circumstances:
- If you have had any new onset of symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 10 days.
- If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 10 days.
- If you have been advised that you are a close contact of a person with Covid-19 in the last 10 days.

Please feel free to contact the Infection Prevention and Control Department on (021) 4926611/4926381 to discuss 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.
Please note some visiting restrictions are in place. See Visiting section for more information,

The Outpatient department has a routine service. To ensure patient safety and to comply with social distancing, please do not arrive early for your appointment but arrive on time.
Masks remain mandatory in all healthcare environments and are provided if required on entry to the hospital.

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

Thank you for your continuing co-operation.

Should there be changes in the hospital guidance we will update this notice.

Hospital Management - 1st February 2023 @ 09:00


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 Anaesthesiology 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