Respiratory& Sleep Medicine

Respiratory medicine specialises in diseases of the respiratory system. Sleep medicine specialises in the diagnosis and therapy of sleep disturbances and disorders.

The Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Department offers services in the following:

  • Full sleep study - for conditions like excessive daytime sleepiness, restless legs and insomina
  • Pulmonary function test (this test can help diagnose certain types of lung diseases such as asthma and bronchitis)
  • Bronchial challenge test (determines if a patient has hypersensitive airways for example asthma)
  • Overnight oximetry - test used to measure oxgyen level in blood
  • Patient education such as how to use an inhaler
  • Smoking cessation such as nicotine replacement therapy, patches/gum and support group
  • CPAP - overnight trial of treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea to determine tolerance and suitability
  • Psychology Services - Dr Gillian Moore-Groarke 


Contact Details for Psychology Services:

Dr Gillian Moore-Groarke works with patients who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders.  Many of her patients benefit from learning CBT skills, combined with good sleep habits to enhance the overall quality and duration of sleep. 

Tel/Fax:  021 4343073
Private clinic address:  5a Block B, Harley Court, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork 


The Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Department diagnoses and treats the following conditions:

  • Obstructive Airways Disease  (Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease)
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases like dry cough and shortness of breath 
  • TB and other Infectious Lung Diseases such as bronchitis and flu
  • Lung Cancer
  • Diagnosis and X-ray/Bronchoscopy/Mediastinoscopy.
  • Chemotherapy (Dr. Bird)
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and other Sleep Related Conditions - snoring and other sleep-related conditions 


Contact Information:

Respiratory and Sleep Lab 
  021 4861135  Bleep 188

Sleep Lab Extension Number:  2121

Department hours: Monday – Friday 0800 to 1600

Dr Oisin O'Connell
021 4343731

Dr Liam Doherty
021 4340334

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Liam Doherty
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory& Sleep Medicine, Endoscopy Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4340334 Fax: 021 4340336

Dr. Liam Doherty

Consultant Respiratory Physician

Contact Details

  • Dr. Liam Doherty
Oisin O'Connell
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Respiratory& Sleep Medicine Respiratory Medicine
Bon Secours Hospital Cork
Phone: 021 4343731 Fax: 021 4343043

Dr Oisin O'Connell

Consultant Respiratory Physician


Dr O'Connell completed his medical degree in UCC before doing his postgraduate training between Ireland, North America and Australasia.

He has published 35 peer reviewed publiciations and 3 medical text book chapters across a range of Specialities including Lung Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Innate Immunity and Interstitial Lung Disease.

His research work from MD Anderson and John Hopkins on Endocronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) guided biopsy of lymph nodes in Lung Cancer staging was recently recognised internationally by the American Thoracic Society Oncology programme committee and by the awarding of the Jeffrey Lee Memorial Scholarship.

Dr O'Connell was previously National Medical Director for Heart and Lung Transplanation at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Vice President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Assocation.

He was awarded the National Consultant Led Team of the year awards in 2016 and 2017 and continues his academic assocation as Assistant Professor of Medicine in UCD.

Areas of Interest

Dr O'Connell's special interests include:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Nodules
  • Chronic Cough
  • Rare Lung diseases including heart and lung transplantation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Interstitial Lung disease
  • Lung Cancer screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Non-invasive ventilation


MB, BAO, BCh, BMedsSci (Hons), MRCPI, MD,


Referrals and Enquiries email:

Contact Details

  • Dr Oisin O'Connell
  • Suite 2, Clinic A, The Cork Clinic, Western Road, Cork


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

To make an appointment, please contact

021 - 4801715 - General Department

021 - 4340334 - Dr Liam Doherty

021 - 4343731 - Dr Oisin O'Connell

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