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CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity


Room 8, Main Concourse, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork

CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity

CUH (Cork University Hospital) Charity is the nominated charity of Cork University Hospital (CUH) and Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH). We work closely with the management team and healthcare experts at both hospitals to identify the hospital’s most pressing needs and provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing equipment, facilities and services.

We identify a selection of focused appeals that require our assistance and offer a wide range of opportunities for people to donate to these vital causes through organising and supporting numerous fundraising events. Our work is very much a team effort, from the charity representatives to our wonderful volunteers and hospital staff. We encourage community involvement by offering opportunities for workplace and school fundraising, along with a wide range of other ways to give.

Cork University Hospital (CUH) is one of the biggest and busiest hospitals in Ireland. The hospital is unique in that it houses 40 medical and surgical specialities on one campus. It is the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland and has the only Level 1 Trauma Centre in the country.CUH is the location of the Regional Cancer Centre – the designated cancer centre for the region and one of the largest in Ireland and it is the Centre of Excellence for Cancer Services, Paediatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Cardiac and Renal Services, Trauma, Cystic Fibrosis and Respiratory, among other areas of medicine.

Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) opened in March 2007 and involved the amalgamation of maternity services from the Erinville Hospital, St. Finbarr’s Maternity Hospital, Bon Secours Maternity Unit and gynaecology services from Cork University Hospital. Over 8,000 babies are delivered at the hospital every year. The birthing suite at CUMH has 12 individual delivery rooms, one of which has a birth pool that can be used for pain relief in the first stage of labour. The hospital also houses a theatre suite with four operating theatres, a high dependency unit for women with pregnancy complications, an exceptional neonatal unit, a recovery room, and a ‘home from home’ room, which is available to women who wish to give birth in a less formal environment within the hospital. In 2019 the CUMH becameIreland’s first fully digital hospital which means that all women visiting CUMH for gynaecology services will now have an entirely electronic health record.