Welcome to Bon Secours Health System Cork

Bon Secours Health System Cork is Ireland’s largest private hospital, and it is also one of the largest private hospitals in Europe. Our hospital was established in 1915 and has more than 300 beds.  We employ more than 1,000 staff and admit about 35,000 patients every year. It is a general hospital providing an extensive range of medical and surgical specialties for adults and children. 

These include:

  • Oncology,
  • Cardiology,
  • Orthopaedics,
  • Gastroenterology, and
  • General surgery.


We cater for urgent admissions from GPs in both medicine and surgery for adults and children.  We recently opened a new Acute Medical Assessment Unit. We have a fully equipped:

  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Coronary Care Unit, and
  • High Dependency Unit.


We will soon develop radiotherapy services to complete our full range of cancer services.  Consultants deliver all our services. They are supported by:

  • NCHDs (non-consultant hospital doctors),
  • Specialist nursing staff, and
  • A broad range of health and social care professionals.


Bon Secours Health System Cork is a teaching hospital of UCC (University College Cork). This means we make a significant contribution to undergraduate teaching in medicine and nursing. Our hospital is proud to hold many quality accreditations including:

  • JCI (Joint Commission International),
  • INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board), and
  • ESMO (the European Society for Medical Oncology accreditation).


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