Welcome to the SIVUH Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery (ENT) Website


Welcome to ENT (Otolaryngology) Department at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital (SIVUH).

Our ENT surgeons (Otolaryngologists) have gained national recognition for their expertise and innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose and throat and tumours of the head and neck. 

We see over 16,000 patients per year in our outpatient department (OPD) and perform over 3,000 theatre procedures per year in SIVUH. Our casualty department sees over 3,000 patients per year. We treat over 25% of all Head & Neck cancers nationally. We see more new patients per month than any other ENT department in Ireland.

SIVUH Otolaryngologists work in a multidisciplinary approach, so our patients benefit from the expertise of multiple specialists.  Our clinical team of doctors, audiologists, speech and language therapists, nurses and radiologists collaborate to devise tailored treatment plans to optimise patient outcomes.  Our team are dedicated to delivering comprehensive and compassionate care using the safest therapies with the goal of advancing and restoring our patients’ wellbeing. 

We provide an OPD service Monday to Friday 0800 to 1700 and offer 24 hour on call service out of hours. Our casualty department is an appointment based service (not a walk-in clinic). We run 5 ENT casualty sessions per week.


Our team consists of the following ENT (Otolaryngologists)Consultants:


Ms. Ann O'Connor (Head of Department)

Prof. Patrick Sheahan

Mr. Andrew Dias


Mr. Mohammad Habib Khan

Ms. Eadaoin O Cathain


Mr. Gerard Thong 

Ms. Andreea-Maria Nae




Our team consists of 10 NCHD’s (July 2023- July 2024)



  • Nick O’Keeffe
  • Rory O’Neill,
  • Alanna Quinn,
  • Nadia van den Berg


  • Mohamed Mohamed
  • Mohammad al Tawil
  • Ana Ionescu


  • Saleem Malik
  • Veronica Tomescu
  • Lee Peeperkorn

Our team also consists of the following Nurse Specialists:

General ENT

  • Carmel Connolly Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
  • Leah Quinlan Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Marie Manning
  • Catherine Hayes
  • Dawn Robertson

Head and Neck Advanced Nurse Practitioner

  • Deirdre Callanan Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)


Medical Student Tutor UCC

  • Mr Ger O'Leary

Our Administrative team

  • Ms Michelle Nolan (Prof Sheahan) - (021) 492 6203
  • Ms Aideen Nolan (Ms Ann O Connor) - (021) 492 6638
  • Ms Christina Moynihan (Mr Habib Khan / Mr Gerard Thong) - (021) 492 6614
  • Ms Jennifer Ahern (Mr Andrew Dias) - (021) 492 6242
  • Ms Elizabeth Griffiths (Ms Eadaoin O Cathain / Ms Andreea Nae) - (021) 492 6246


For CUH queries contact Louise Moloney (Ms Eadaoin O’Cathain/Andreea Nae) on 021 4921358.

For Mallow General Hospital queries contact Sarah Rooney (Ms Ann O’Connor) on 022 55365 or 022 30365.


Contact information


  • ENT OPD - 021 4926123
  • ENT Appointments - 021 4926122
  • Surgical Admissions and Booking Office  - 021 4926257
  • ENT Casualty (GP referral only) - 021 4926100 Email : ENTcasualty@sivuh.ie


  • For Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) queries - 085 878 5353 / 087 2698050 (Mon- Thurs)


For Out of Hour Emergencies: please contact SIVUH switchboard 021-4926100

Referral Guidelines:

We accept referrals from GP’s. Once a referral letter is received, it is triaged by an ENT Consultant and appointment is issued in due course.




Page last updated: 26/09/2023
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South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork