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Occupational Health


Occupational Health Department

Cork University Hospital

Phone 021 123456 Fax 021 123456 Email

Occupational Health Mission Statement

“To achieve excellence and leadership in the efficient delivery of a comprehensive occupational health service by protecting, maintaining and promoting the health of all employees and by fostering regulatory and policy compliance”.

Occupational Health Overview

Occupational Health examines the relationship between health and work. It looks at how work and work surroundings may affect health. It also looks at how health may affect one’s ability to do their job. The emphasis of the services provided is to:

  • Promote optimum health (physical, mental and social well being) of all employees in their place of work
  • Protect employees from possible ill effects of work related activity

The Occupational Health Service is based primarily at Cork University Hospital and Kerry General Hospital, but satellite clinics are held throughout both counties. The service is available to all HSE South (Cork/Kerry) employees, which includes staff from acute hospitals, community services and mental health services.

Occupational Health staff provide information, advice and medical services to monitor and protect employees from possible adverse health effects of work.

Services provided include; the protection and immunisation of staff (including hepatitis B, influenza vaccine, TB screening and vaccination), pre-employment health assessments, advice on rehabilitation and return to work assessments, assessment of workplace injuries, workplace inspections, advice on health and safety legislation, advice on physical, chemical and biological hazards and means of reducing the risk from these, assessment and treatment following exposure to blood or body fluids (e.g. needle stick injuries, bites, scratches), and general health promotion.

Occupational Health Contact Information

Reception - Phone Number +353 21 4922018/9. Fax No +353 21 4922096

Noel Riordan. Administrative Officer. noel.riordan@hse.ie

Sinead Hyde. Clerical Officer. sinead.hyde@hse.ie

Head of Department - Dr John Gallagher. Occupational Health Physician.

Dr Kevin O’Sullivan. Medical Officer.

Brigid Quaid. Clinical Nurse Manager 3.

Carmel Forde. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Vanessa Sheehan. Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Enda Voronins. Clinical Nurse Specialist.