Welcome to the Pathology Department Web Page

Mission Statement

We at the South Infirmary-Victoria Hospital are committed to providing the highest quality service to all our patients in a friendly, safe and caring environment. We endeavour to provide an effective, efficient service in a timely manner with equal access for all our patients.  We aim to provide individual patient centered care to each patient and their families and promote patient participation in their care. We encourage good interpersonal relationships.  We promote staff and service development through education, motivation and encouragement. We are committed to providing an effective learning environment for future health service staff. 

The Pathology Department is committed to implementing the above mentioned Hospital Mission Statement and specifically to providing a high quality, efficient, cost effective and comprehensive pathology service to its users. The Pathology Department is committed to providing high quality standards with regards to all aspects of the clinical laboratory service to ensure a high standard of patient care.

Department Profile

Department Description

The Phlebotomy Department provides a varied service within the hospital. It covers all the wards providing two ward rounds each morning Monday-Friday and one ward round each Saturday and Sunday morning. The Phlebotomy Clinic located in the Pathology Building provides an important outpatient service to patients attending Outpatient clinics within the hospital and to General Practitioners in the City and County. The clinic does not provide a paediatric phlebotomy service for children less than 8 years of age from GPs.


Services Provided

The Phlebotomy clinic provides a walk-in service for patient blood tests. The service is available to patients attending consultants in the SIVUH and to GP patients. Patients will be seen on a first come first served basis.

Referral letter from patients Consultant/GP is required for all blood tests, this letter should clearly state in legible writing the Patients details, Requesting Physicians details,  the list of tests required and be signed and dated by the requesting physician.

Any patient presenting to the clinic without this letter will not be taken.


The Pathology Department is located directly across from the Outpatients department, on the right hand side when you come in the front gate.


For Pathology Enquires Contact 021 4926227

Opening Hours

Phlebotomy Service Opening Hours:

Monday           09.00-16.30

Tuesday           09.00-16.30

Wednesday      09.00-16.30

Thursday         09.00-16.30

Friday              09.00-13.00

Friday              13.00-16.30 (limited out-patient Clinic service  only, No GP  service)


Pathology Laboratory is open 09.00-17.00 Monday to Friday

Page last updated: 15/09/2016

South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork