At the new Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre (BSCCC) we provide personalised, patient-centred integrated care in comfortable surroundings offering the best medical services.


'The radiotherapy department at the Bon Secours Hospital which is a joint venture run in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre is running as normal during the Covid-19 emergency measures. New protocols and procedures are in place to maximise the safety of patients and staff. New patients continue to be seen using droplet isolation and social distancing precautions. All follow-up clinics are undertaken via telephone or virtual consultation. Brachytherapy is not proceeding at this time owing to the unavailability of seeds. Should you have any queries or concerns in relation to radiotherapy patients, either current, past or future, please don't hesitate to contact Dr Paul Kelly on email via'


The Bon Secours Radiotherapy Centre, in partnership with the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre is located on the ground floor of the Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre.

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It is a state-of-the-art facility providing the most technologically advanced radiotherapy services to patients in the South of Ireland. Bon Secours Radiotherapy Centre, in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, combines the expertise of Ireland’s largest independent health care provider with UPMC’s world-renowned model of cancer care.


What is Radiation Therapy?

Radiation therapy is a major part of cancer care. Most people will receive some form of radiation during their course of treatment. Radiation therapy can be used as the sole treatment for cancer, or in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, and/or hormone therapy.


Why receive your treatment at Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre?

The centre is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies available. This includes Munster's only Varian Edge™ Radiotherapy System, which precisely delivers measured doses of radiation to a specific part of the body. With the Edge™ system, treatments can be performed with ease, precision, and speed – often in just a few minutes each day. Treatments that typically would take 30 to 60 minutes may be completed in just 5 to 20 minutes. Faster radiation treatments can be easier on the patient since they may not need to hold still for long periods of time. Independent studies have also shown that with faster treatments there is less time for a tumour to change position, resulting in a more effective treatment.


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Paul Kelly
Consultant Radiation Oncologist
Radiotherapy, Clinical Trials
Bon Secours Hospital Cork

Dr Paul Kelly

Consultant Radiation Oncologist


Dr Paul Kelly is a graduate of University College Cork and completed General Professional Training in medicine at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

Having acquired Membership of the Royal College of Physicians he completed specialist training in Radiation Oncology at St Luke’s Hospital in Dublin. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Radiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2008 and, thereafter, completed a 2-year Clinical Fellowship in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Based in Cork since 2011 as a Consultant Radiation Oncologist he is active in clinical research and co-chairs the GU disease-specific subgroup (DSSG) of Cancer Trials Ireland.

His chief interests include prostate cancer, brain tumours, stereotactic radiotherapy and prostate seed brachytherapy.

He recently took up a position as Medical Director of the new radiation oncology facility at the Bon Secours Radiotherapy Centre joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) Hillman Cancer Centre.




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  • Dr Paul Kelly
  • Bon Secours Radiotherapy Centre in Partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre, Western Road Entrance, Cork,


To access the services in the Bon Secours Cork Cancer Centre, you will need a letter of referral from your GP to the relevant Consultant/Department 

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