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Medical Assessment Unit,Paediatric Assessment Unit (PAU)
Prof O’Sullivan graduated from UCC in 1994 and completed specialist training on the Irish National Emergency Medicine training program in 2004. He thereafter completed fellowship training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Melbourne, Australia from 2004-6 and was appointed to a Consultant position at RCH in 2006. In 2007, he returned to Ireland to the position of Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. From 2008-13, he was Professor and Chair of Paediatrics at University College Dublin, and also National Director of Training in Emergency Medicine. He was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Paediatrics of RCPI in 2010. Prof O’Sullivan returned to Cork in 2013 to take up a position as Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Cork University and Mercy University Hospitals. He is a Principal Investigator with the National Children’s Research Centre and has developed the country’s first research unit in Emergency Medicine. He is also a member of the executive management team in the School of Medicine at UCC.
Prof O’Sullivan joined BSHC in 2014 to develop our acute services and pathways, commencing with the opening of our new 7-bedded MAU for adult medical patients. Access to the unit is by way of GP referral only. This unit provides patients with:
Rapid access to expert Consultant assessment and prompt access to a range of diagnostic testing.
Admission to hospital promptly arranged where necessary.
For all patients discharged from the MAU, a discharge letter will be forwarded to their GP.
If required patients will have referrals to other Bon Secours Hospital Cork services arranged.
The initial consultation fee is €125 with a fee-per-item charge thereafter. The cost of treatment at the MAU is capped at €495. Any patient admitted from the MAU will have all but €50 of their fee for treatment at the MAU waived.
BSHC MAU criteria
The MAU will accept GP-referred, differentiated and undifferentiated adult medical patients (over 16 years) who are unlikely to require full resuscitation.
The MAU will not accept GP referrals for surgical patients, paediatrics and acute stroke patients.
The MAU will not accept patients who self present.
The unit accepts referrals from 8am – 6pm, Monday – Friday.
To arrange a referral to the MAU please Tel: 021 4801604/4801605 Fax: 021 4941985
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