Pathway for patients accessing the ENT Casualty page (October 2019)


SIVUH Paediatric Orthopaedic Service (uploaded 15/05/2019)

Paediatric normal variants - "When to refer"

Flat Feet.pdf

Bow Legs.pdf


Knock Knees.pdf


For additional Information see Parents fact sheet-Normal Variants.pdf

Enquiries regarding normal variants to

SIVUH Adult Orthopaedic Service (uploaded 15/05/2019)

Links to pre and post hip and knee arthroplasty patient information see

Main Physiotherapy Department home page see


SIVUH Phlebotomy Service

Please visit the Pathology Department Home page for infomation regarding the SIVUH Phlebotomy Service.


SIVUH piloting the National Electronic General GP Referral project - Completion of migration to

Dear GP / Hospital Referrers

Further to my two previous emails on 6th and 19th May, we have now moved the remainder of the specialities available for online referral to SIVUH from our own website to the Healthlink site. The move has been very successful to date with over 139 referrals received since the 12th May 2014.

From the 3rd June 2014 the following SIVUH specialities will all be available for online referral via Healthlink

  • General Surgery,
  • ENT,
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology,
  • Plastic Surgery,
  • Rheumatology,
  • Maxillo-Facial Surgery,
  • Pain Medicine, 
  • Orthopaedics

The link to our Rheumatology Rapid Access Assessment of Severe Osteoporosis - Dr Mark Phelan form is now available under the GPs Section in our Internet site. Please visit: to access this printable / downloadable form.

Please note for those of you not currently using online systems to send in referrals:

In compliance with the HSE National Outpatient Performance Improvement Programme, a new Central Appointments Office was opened in the South Infirmary Victoria -University Hospital on Monday 14th January 2013.

We would greatly appreciate if you could ensure that all new OPD referrals are addressed to the Central Appointments Office to avoid unnecessary delays in recording / triaging referrals. Full address below:

Central Appointments Office,

Consultant (full name and specialty only if required)

South Infirmary Victoria - University Hospital,

Old Blackrock Rd,


Gynaecology021 4926319 
ENT021 4926122 
All other specialties021 4926174/4926202 


I wish to thank you most sincerely for your continued support to the SIVUH online referrals system over the years and request you continue it further via the new online referrals system We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff from the National Electronic General GP Referral Pilot Project for their assistance in this Pilot Scheme.

Kind regards



NCCP Melanoma GP Referral Guidelines and NCCP Pigmented Lesions GP Referral Form with GPs

The NCCP are delighted to work with the Dermatology Services at the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork to pilot the NCCP Melanoma GP Referral Guidelines and NCCP Pigmented Lesions GP Referral Form with GPs in Cork These guidelines take into account evidence-based research, the findings of the National Cancer Strategy 2006, and expert opinion.

These guidelines aim to shorten the time period to diagnosis for those patients in whom there is a strong suspicion of melanoma.  We hope to roll out the NCCP Melanoma GP Referral Guidelines and NCCP Pigmented Lesion GP Referral Form once the pilot has been completed.

We would very much appreciate your participation in this pilot. Our thanks to the dermatology teams, GPs and other health care professionals who assisted in the development of this guideline and form.


To access the most up to date form please visit@


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