All funds raised will go to our Emergency and Trauma Unit in CUH.
Major trauma involves complex injuries that have the potential to be life-changing or life-ending, amounting to around 1,600 patients in Ireland every year.
Cork University Hospital (CUH) is the only Level 1 Trauma centre in the country due to the presence of over 40 different medical and surgical specialities on the campus. Access is predominately through A&E.
In April 2021, it was announced that CUH will be the only designated trauma centre outside of Dublin. It is believed this designation and necessary investment could reduce mortality rates from critical injury situations by as much as 30%.
Cork University Hospital’s Emergency Department (CUH ED) is now the busiest in the country seeing over 65,000 patients per year. These could be anything from being airlifted in following a road collision, an agricultural accident, a simple fall in the home for an older person, a marine incident, a broken bone for a child or a patient requiring a thrombectomy following a stroke (only available in CUH outside of Dublin and can reduce the death rate from stroke by half and almost doubles the rate of recovery to complete independent living).