Attending Outpatients at CUH

Cancer Services Friday 27th March

All chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments are proceeding as planned unless you have been contacted directly by the hospital to advise otherwise.   

Paediatric Update – Friday 27th March

All Paediatric Outpatient Clinics scheduled for the week beginning March 30th 2020 in the Seahorse Outpatients Unit have been cancelled. A telephone clinic with your consultant and medical team will take place instead and each patient will be telephoned directly by a member of the medical team.  Please ensure that you are available on your mobile/land line on the morning, or afternoon of your appointment as appropriate.

 If direct review of your child is required this will then be arranged over the coming weeks.

 All Seahorse Day Ward appointments/procedures have currently been scaled back and we will be in touch directly with patients to confirm their attendance on a daily basis. 

 Children can become unwell quickly and thankfully, with early assessment, and  treatment, will also get better quickly. Please do not delay seeking a medical review for your child. Contact your GP and if they feel it is appropriate for you to attend our paediatric service please do so.

Outpatient update Friday 27th March

Many of our scheduled outpatient appointments have been cancelled or replaced by telephone clinics. If you are to attend an outpatient appointment in CUH you will be contacted directly by the hospital, otherwise your appointment has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date/time.


Please note the following services will not be impacted and unless you have been contacted you should attend your appointment as planned.

  • Dialysis
  • Dressing clinic
  • Warfarin clinic
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Infusions
  • Radiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Cardiology Diagnostics


Surgeries will proceed as normal unless patients are contacted by the hospital and advised otherwise.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish to thank you for your continued patience and support.


Visiting restrictions remain throughout the hospital and CUH wish to thank the public for their patience and support at this time. The hospital will continue to keep the public updated.

If you have a query in relation to COVID- 19 please contact the national helpline on 1850-24-1850. Also the most up-to-date information will continue to be available at



How Can I Access an Outpatient Appointment?

Patients need a referral letter from their General Practitioner (G.P.) in order to obtain an outpatient appointment. We also accept referrals from other hospitals and from the Emergency Department following assessment. 

How Soon Will I Get My Appointment?

The referral letters are reviewed by the Consultant who decides level of urgency based on the information provided. GPs or source of referral and patients are informed by letter when the patient has been placed on the Consultants waiting list. Please note that waiting times vary depending on the specialty.  Please see National OPD Waiting Lists.
Once your outpatient appointment has been booked with us you should receive a letter with an appointment date and details about where to go when you arrive at the hospital.

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