Clinics and Personnel

Clinics and personnel

Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland - Adult Leukaemia Services

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What clinics are there and when are they on?

Dr Gilligan’s clinics are held on Tuesday mornings in the Bandon suite in the Out Patients Department.
Professor Cahill’s clinics are held on Wednesday mornings in the Radiotherapy Department.
Doctor O’Shea’s clinics are held on Thursday afternoon from 13.30 – 17.00 in the Coagulation centre.Back to top ^

How do I get to the clinic?

By Bus: Five city buses stop at Cork University Hospital. Those are bus numbers: 201,208,214,216,219. Also, bus number 205 stops at the bottom of Bishopstown Avenue.

By Car: At Wilton Roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Bishopstown Road, Turn right at Cardinal Way, Turn left, Turn right, Turn right, Cork University Hospital will be on the right.

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Directions for the location of your appointment within the hospital will be on your appointment card or ask for directions at reception.

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What facilities are in the hospital?

Facilities include a CAFÉ, an ATM machine and a shop.

Car parking is available opposite the main hospital, adjacent to the Emergency and Outpatient Departments. The current parking charge is €2.70 per hour subject to a daily maximum of €15 (Feb 2012).

Two free phone Taxi service facilities are available within the Hospital.

Public telephone facilities are available on each floor and are located between the wards, on the main concourse, in the Accident and Emergency area and in the Out Patients department.Back to top ^

Is it possible to visit the clinic and/or meet the staff before my first visit?

Not typically, patients usually visit the clinic for the first time on their first appointment.Back to top ^

What will happen and who will I see on my first visit?

  • You will be seen by the Hospital Consultant, the Haematology Nurse, and other doctors on the haematology team.
  • You may need to have routine blood tests undertaken that are appropriate to your condition.
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Will the new hospital have all my notes?

Prior to your visit, the referring doctor must have forwarded all your medical history and care including recent scans and blood tests etc.Back to top ^

How often will I need to attend the clinic?

This varies depending on a lot of factors, which will be discussed with you in the clinic.

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Will I see the same staff at each visit?

The haematology team changes every few months, however the haematology nurse specialist and the consultant will always be at the clinic.

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On a typical day, how long will my visit to the clinic last?

The length of clinic waiting time varies.

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How are appointments scheduled and rescheduled?

All appointments are re-scheduled by the haematology secretaries in the Haematology Department..Back to top ^

If I have questions about the transition, who should I contact and how?

HAEMATOLOGY SECRETARIES, Clinical Haematology Department, Cork University Hospital, Phone: +353 (021) 4922324Back to top ^

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