When referring patients to the SIVUH

It is important that all relevant information relating to your patients be made available when referring patients to the clinics. If at all possible, please give the patient's proper name, date of birth, address and contact number when referring a patient to the hospital. If the patient has just moved it would be very helpful if you could also provide the patient's previous address also. This information helps SIVUH staff locate any previous visits of the patient etc.

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


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 www.healthlink.ie:

  • 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: https://www.sivuh.ie/gps/rheumatologyrapidaccessassessmentofsevereosteoporosis.html 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 

We 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 www.healthlink.ie. 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.

Page last updated: 26/04/2016

South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork