Our Work

Established in 2012, 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 CUH and CUMH to identify the hospital’s most pressing needs and provide financial support for all departments.

CUH Charity identifies a selection of focused appeals that require our assistance. We offer a wide range of opportunities for people to donate to these vital causes through organising and supporting 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.

What We Have Recently Achieved With Your Generosity

+  The purchase of leading Speech and Language Therapy equipment to assist in the development of therapy and treatment plans for children and adults with swallowing difficulties.  €75,000

+ The purchase of an ECHO machine, used to diagnose congenital heart disease in children. €80,000

+  The purchase of a colonoscope to assist in a more efficient diagnosis of colon cancer. €31,700

+  The purchase of Video Telemetry equipment for epilepsy diagnosis and management. €65,000

+  Upgrade of Family Room in Emergency Department €9,000

+  Renovation of the Quiet Room at CUMH, which is specifically designed to give grieving parents the comfort and peace that they need. €30,000

+  New treatment chairs for chemotherapy patients at the Dunmanway Day Unit. €7,000

+ Breast Imagery Equipment (Breast Cancer Services) – Pink Week €71,000

+  Continued support in the development of a dedicated Children’s Emergency Department.

In 2020 we are committed to the following projects:

+  The purchase of a cancer sequencing machine which will give clinicians greater capability to identify personalised targeted therapies for cancer patients

+  Continued support of Stroke Services

+  Completing additional work in the Emergency Department

+  Revamping the Puffin Ward in the Children’s Unit

Departments we’re supporting together

With the help of generous donors like you, we are making a difference in the following CUH and CUMH departments and in the lives of the patients and families they serve:

Cardiac Services (Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Acute Medicine
Cancer Services & The Regional Cancer Centre
General Surgery and Urology
Nephrology (Renal Medicine)
Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services
Radiotherapy and Oncology
Orthopaedics & Trauma Orthopaedics
Paediatrics Services
Intensive Care Unit
Dental Surgery
Plastic & Maxillo Facial
CUMH (Cork University Maternity Hospital – services including
Gynaecology & Obstetrics & Neonatology)
General Medicine, including Medicine of the Elderly
Acute Medicine
National Marine Medical Consultation Service
Vascular Surgery
Mental Health & Psychiatry Services
Acute Stroke Unit
Rehabilitation Medicine
Infectious Diseases
Palliative Care
Endoscopy Unit
Laboratory Medicine
Stomatherapy Services
Day Surgery Services
Internal Medicine
Dental Hospital
Soft Tissue Injury Clinic