The paediatric diabetes team in Cork University Hospital cares for over 500 children with Type 1 Diabetes and a handful of children with other forms of diabetes.

Out of this large number of children with Type 1 Diabetes, there is over 350 children on insulin pumps with the remaining using multiple daily injections of insulin.

The diabetes team partake in weekly diabetes clinics, carry out nurse led reviews, run pump schools, structured education programmes, partake in transition clinics alongside our colleagues in the adult service and run outreach clinics in South Tipperary General Hospital - with a view to extending these outreach clinics to Kerry General Hospital in the coming year.

A large part of our work is educating and supporting newly diagnosed children and their families on the children’s ward with Diabetes.

A phone and email service is ran 5 days a week for children and their families in which we offer support and advice and troubleshoot any problems that they may be having at home.

The Paediatric Diabetes Team here in Cork University Hospital consists of two consultant endocrinologists:

  • Professor Colin Hawkes
  • Dr Stephen O’Riordan

Clinical psychologist: Dr Vicky Matthews

cANP: Conor Cronin

CNS’s: Mary Essex, Jenny Barry, Ashling Hayes, Lorraine Corrigan and Laura Crowley

Dietitians: Irene O’Mahony & Annelise Hutch.  


Referrals can be sent via healthlink to CUH

Medical Secretary attached to this service is contactable on 021 4920139.