Cork University Hospital (CUH)

Cork University Hospital (CUH)

Cork University Hospital

Cork University Hospital is the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland and the only Level 1 Trauma centre in the country due to the presence of over 40 different medical and surgical specialties on the campus. CUH is the tertiary referral centre for the HSE Southern area, and the supra regional area of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny. CUH therefore acts as a regional centre for secondary and tertiary care for the catchment population of 550,000 served by the HSE Southern area and a supra-regional centre for a total a population of 1.1 million.

In 2016 CUH had 63,444 ED presentations, 209,947 out-patient attendances, 45,493 inpatient discharges and 80,938 day cases.

The maternity services had 7638 births and 90,453 outpatient attendances.

CUH has 800 beds and this will increase further to 1,000 beds on completion of the transfer of additional services to the CUH campus. CUH currently employs 3,269 (WTE) staff of multiple professions and is the primary teaching hospital for the Faculty of Health and Science in University College Cork.

Careers at CUH

CUH has a staff complement of 3,400, making it a very significant employer in the region. As an internationally recognised centre of excellence, the quality and professionalism of our staff is of paramount importance. Our strong association with University College Cork and our role as a major academic teaching hospital strengthen our aim to be the employer of choice for people seeking a career in the health service in Ireland.


Why Work With CUH

Cork University Hospital is the major teaching hospital in the HSE South with a complement of 800 beds. The hospital is the only Level 1 trauma centre in the Republic of Ireland – a status conferred as a consequence of the wide range of on site medical and surgical specialties including Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Cardio Thoracic Surgery and Plastic Surgery along with acute medical, surgical and psychiatry services. The hospital has a state of the art Emergency Department which is designated as the National Maritime Advice Centre.

Cork University Hospital is the principal teaching hospital attached to the School of Medicine, University College Cork. The university dental school, which is one of the two undergraduate dental schools in the Republic of Ireland, is located on the hospital site.

CUH has a long tradition as a centre for nurse training. In addition, there are now new training programmes in Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Pharmacy in association with University College Cork.

CUH is the main hospital of an associated group of hospitals which are members of the South – South West Hospital Group. The other 8 hospitals include:

  • Bantry General Hospital
  • Mallow General Hospital
  • Kerry General Hospital
  • Mercy University Hospital
  • South Infirmary Victoria Hospital
  • University Hospital Waterford
  • South Tipperary General Hospital
  • Lourdes Orthopaedic Hospital, Kilkenny

As a consequence of the specialised nature of the hospital, it offers a vast range of opportunities to candidates who may be considering CUH as a potential employer.


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Registered Genertal Nurse Oncology- Permanent Post

  • See description
  • Updated 16/11/2018
  • Cork

Cork University Hospital is seeking Staff Nurses who are passionate about, wish to make a career in Oncology Nursing. At CUH we are one of the eight Designated Cancer Centres and have extensive and expanding services in Medical Oncology, Haematology Oncology and Radiotherapy.

Cork University Hospital (CUH) reviews

It could definitely been better.

Employee in Social Care in Cork, Irlanda
former employee in 2015

The Best Bits

It was stressful and no support, no it wasn't great.

Things to improve

More support for junior doctors and a more friendly environment

About The Job

Mostly seeing patient in the emergency department, taking bloods


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CUH is a great,challenging environment for a foreign nurses!

Anonymous in Cork, Ireland
current employee in Nov 2018

The Best Bits

The staff are very friendly eventhough we've come from different parts of the globe.The heads are very approachable and accommodating and are very willing to help once needed.

Things to improve

I think that a more transparent leadership is better.


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Anonymous in Cork, Ireland
current employee in Nov 2018

The Best Bits

It is a great company to work. Annual leave it is good.

Things to improve

The career progression is not easy to reach.


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