Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre

The most advanced private cancer centre in Munster

The Medical Oncology Department administers a full range of chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, hormone therapy, clinical trials and palliative care.  We liase closely with our surgical colleagues.

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All new cancer patients are discussed at a weekly Multidisciplinary team meeting by medical consultants, oncologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists, house doctors & nurses.  Our goal is to provide the most modern therapy in a caring and supportive environment.

We provide a full range of oncology services including the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • Palliative Care


The Bon Secours Hospital Cork is an ESMO Designated Centre of Integrated Oncology & Palliative Care

- Please click on link to view Certificate for 2021 to 2023 -  contentFiles/Certificate_Bon_Secours_Hospital_-_ESMO.pdf

Consultant Medical Oncologists

Dr. Brian Bird FRCPI
Tel: 021 4343703
Fax 021 4867843

Dr. Conleth Murphy
Tel: 021 4345495


Dr Deirdre O'Mahony
TeL  021 4345087


Dr Eileen Kelleher
Consultant Hamatologist, MRCPI, FRCPath
Tel: 021 4545899


Dr Susan O'Shea
Consultant Haematologist. M.B, Bch, B.A.O, M.H.S
Tel: 021 4347973



Liaison Nurses

Fiona Hennerty- 021 4801634 
Kate Murphy - 021 4801639  

Oncology Research Nurses

Evelyn O'Sullivan Greene - Ext 2663 Bleep 302
Lisa Stack - Ext 2663 Bleep 323

Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claire Crowley CNM 021 4801676

St. Veronica's Day Ward

Geraldine Markey CNM2
Sue Glavin, CNM1 (Oncology Day Ward Chemotherapy) 021 4941971

Breast Care Nurse

Emma Holland - 021 4941912 Ext 2428 Bleep 206

Stoma Care Nurse/Gastroenterology Nurse

Lillian O’ Sullivan  Ext 1955  Bleep 130

St. Bernadette's Ward

Mark Meaney CNM2 021 - 4801676

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Brian Bird
Consultant Oncologist
Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Clinical Trials Oncology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4343703 Fax: 021 4867843

Dr. Brian Bird

Consultant Oncologist


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Dr. Brian Healey Bird BA MB BCh BAO FRCPI

Consultant Medical Oncologist, Bon Secours Cork
Senior Clinical Investigator, Cork Cancer Research Centre
Senior Clinical Lecturer & Lecturer in Clinical Education, University College Cork

Areas of expertise:
- Lymphoma
- GI Cancer - colon, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel
- Melanoma
- Lung Cancer
- Cancer Survivorship
- Clinical Trials

Dr. Healey Bird works to combine humane medicine with modern science to give patients and their families the best possible outcome at a difficult time.

Graduated with Honours in Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, 1998
Specialist Registrar, Medical Oncology, 2003-5
Fellow, National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD, USA, 2005-7
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 2010

Dr Bird has done research and presented findings at numerous international conferences in the areas of lymphoma, breast cancer and colon cancer. He actively supports the Irish Cancer Society and Cunamh, the Bon Secours cancer charity and regularly delivers national and regional educational talks to patients and their families.

Since returning to Cork he has lead several clinical trials including the TailorX Breast Cancer trial at Bon Secours Cork. During a two year fellowship at National Cancer Institute (NCI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA he won an ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Merit Award for work in Lymphoma and with Dr. Sandy Swain, a world-famous breast specialist and past President of ASCO, he published a much cited paper entitled "Cardiac Toxicity in Breast Cancer Survivors” in the prestigious journal Clinical Cancer Research.


Recent Publication for Dr Brian Bird:

"Cancer Immunotherapy with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors-Biomarkers of Response and Toxicity; Current Limitations and Future Promise" - Please click on the link to view the publihttps - // 

Articles featuring Dr Brian Bird:

Update on treatment options for lymphoma on World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2015 - Dr Brian Bird.doc

You can bow down or fight it.doc

Sarah Murphy's tattoo experience after facing breast cancer & early menopause.doc

All of Dr Birds publications can be viewed on Google Scholar -

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  • Dr. Brian Bird
  • Suite 12, Clinic A, Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork
Eileen Kelleher
Consultant Haematologist
Haematology, Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Pathology Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4545899 Fax: 021 4347338

Dr. Eileen Kelleher

Consultant Haematologist


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  • Dr. Eileen Kelleher
Conleth Murphy
Consultant Oncologist
Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Clinical Trials Oncology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4345495 Fax: 021 4345499

Dr. Conleth Murphy

Consultant Oncologist


Conleth studied medicine at NUI Galway, and graduated with honours in 2000. He completed his specialist registrar training in medical oncology in Ireland before completing a 2 year advanced medical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, through the Irish Society of Medical Oncology Visiting Scholar Fellowship programme. Here his area of special interest was breast cancer. He undertook laboratory research on predictors of sensitivity to drugs targeting DNA repair defects, as well as clinical research on breast cancer brain metastases and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.  He has been published widely in the medical literature (accessible here) and 

Conleth took up his position as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Bon Secours Health System in Cork in August 2010. His treatment focus includes breast cancer, gynecologic malignancies such as ovarian cancer and urologic malignancies such as prostate, kidney and bladder cancers. He is passionate about medical education and is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education with UCC. He is an active member of Cancer Trials Ireland and has acted as national lead investigator for several key clinical trials for cancer patients. With the clinical trial team at Bon Secours Cork, Conleth has opened a number of important trials which seek to build on current treatments to improve the outlook for patients with cancer. Patients on some trials in breast and ovarian cancer were among the first in the country to have access to exciting new treatments because of their participation.



Contact Details

  • Dr. Conleth Murphy
  • Suite 19, The Cork Clinic, Western, Road, Cork


Deirdre O'Mahony
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Clinical Trials Oncology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr Deirdre O'Mahony

Consultant Medical Oncologist


Deirdre gratuated from University College Cork in 1995.  After completing speciality training in Medical Oncology in Ireland, in addition to a MSc in Molecular Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin, she moved to the United States.  There, she completed a post graduate fellowship in the world-renowed US National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.  She continued there as a Consultant, continuing her research into viral associated malignancies. 

In 2008, she returned to St James' Hospital, Dublin as a Consultant Medical Oncologist.  She moved to serve the Cork/Kerry region in 2012; her specialty interests in Breast Cancer, Lymphoma and Sarcoma. 

A long-standing member of the Lymphoma Forum of Ireland, she was recently nominated as its Chairperson.  She co-founded the Irish Sarcoma Group and advocates for streamlining of sarcoma services in Ireland.  She is an advisor to the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and serves on various of sub-specialty advisory groups.  She has been active in clinical, academic and research programs.  She is the Irish Society of Medical Oncology (ISMO) president and Committee member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) International Quality Task Force.   

Areas of Interest

Breast Cancer



Cancer Survivorship 


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Contact Details

  • Dr Deirdre O'Mahony
  • Suite 1, Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork
Susan O'Shea
Consultant Haematologist
Haematology, Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, Pathology Pathology
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4347973

Dr Susan O'Shea

Consultant Haematologist


Graduated from University College Cork in 1993. Completed Specialist Haematology and Oncology Training in the United States at Duke University Medical Centre. She obtained American Boards of Internal Medicine and American Boards of Haematology as well as a Masters Degree in Clinical research  from Duke University. She was a member of Faculty at Duke University medical Centre and was awarded an American Society of Haematology Clinical Scholar Award in 2002.

Following return to Ireland she was Director of the Comprehensive Coagulation Service in Cork University Hospital since 2008. She has a developed a strong expertise and Thrombosis, particularly Thrombosis Prevention and Anticoagulant Management.

On a National level she has been a member of the National haemophilia Council , National Product Selection Committee and National Specialty Director for Haematology Training.  She is a founder member and Chair of  Venous Thrombosis Ireland.

Areas of Interest

  • Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Choice and Duration of Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Prevention of Thrombosis
  • Cancer associated Thrombosis
  • Perioperative Management of Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome


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Contact Details

  • Dr Susan O'Shea
  • Lee Road Haematology, The Lee Clinic, Lee Road, Cork


To access these services, you will need a letter of referral from your GP

To make an appointment, please contact

021 - 4343703 - Dr Brian Bird

021 - 4345495 - Dr Conleth Murphy 

021 - 4545899 - Dr Eileen Kelleher

021 - 4347973 - Dr Susan O'Shea

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