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



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We wish to announce the transfer of Ophthalmology services from Cork University Hospital and Mercy University Hospital to South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital from Monday 1st July 2024.

All Ophthalmology (eye) care for the Cork and Kerry region will now take place in the new Ophthalmology Unit in SIVUH.  The Eye Casualty Service is operating an appointment based service. 

Please note the Eye Casualty is not an Accident and Emergency facility.  In case of an eye emergency please contact your GP or Southdoc Out of Hours GP service. You can also contact the Eye Casualty Triage Dept Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm- on 021 4260903 / 021 4260904, contact 021-4926100 for all other hours and public holidays.

GP & Southdocpatient referrals to the Eye Casualty should contact :

The Eye Casualty Triage Nurse on 021 4260903/ 021 4260904, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 2pm.

The Ophthalmology NCHD on- call via 021 4926100 for all other hours and public holidays.

We are delighted to commence this new Ophthalmology service in SIVUH which will have a lasting and positive impact for this specialised service in our region.

Hospital Management – 01/07/2024



Covid-19 Patient\Visitor Information and Restrictions (Update)

“We ask you, the patient, not to attend the hospital without firstly contacting the hospital department that you are attending in the following circumstances-

  • If you have had any new onset of symptoms of Covid-19 in the last 7 days. Symptoms can include cough, high temperature, fatigue, breathing difficulties.
  • If you have been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 7 days.
  • If you have been advised that you are a close contact of a person with Covid-19 in the last 7 days.

Please feel free to contact the Infection Prevention and Control Department to discuss on (021) 2926611/4926381 from 8am-5pm Monday to Friday.

Masks are not mandatory in healthcare environments but are provided on entry to the hospital if you prefer to wear one. You may be asked by Staff to wear a face mask in specific circumstances. 

For information on hospital visiting, please see visiting section on

For information on Covid 19 (coronavirus) including symptoms, testing and what to do if you have COVID-19, please visit HSE website

We apologise for any inconvenience 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.”

Hospital Management – 19/07/2024



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