The Department of Haematology in Cork University Hospital is one of the busiest in the country, serving a regional population of over 600,000 people. The department is also a tertiary referral centre for complex haematological disorders for population of 1.4 million. The services provided by the Haematology Department in CUH include:


Malignant Haematology

The Department of Haematology at Cork University Hospital is a tertiary referral centre for blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

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Classical Haematology

Providing a large general clinical haematology service, the department addresses a variety of blood disorders including haemolytic disorders, immune thrombocytopenia, haemoglobinopathies and aplastic anaemia.

Haemostasis and Thrombosis

CUH is a designated Level 1 Comprehensive Care Centre for adults and children with bleeding hereditary disorders and also provides specialized services for patients with thrombosis and acquired disorders of haemostasis.

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Obstetric Haematology

There is a dedicated antenatal clinic for women with haematological disorders or those at risk of having a baby with a haematological disorder. Offering vital services for pregnant mothers with blood disorders, the department ensures comprehensive care for maternal and foetal health.

AYA Haematology

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients aged 16-24 diagnosed with cancer require special care. CUH is a designated AYA Cancer Unit, with a Clinical Lead directing the development of care for patients in this age group as part of the National AYA Cancer Service Network. 

Diagnostic Haematology

The Haematology Laboratory provides routine, emergency and specialist investigations for Cork University Hospital, Cork University Maternity Hospital, GPs and referring hospitals in the South of Ireland. As the busiest haematology laboratory in the country we process over 4.5 million tests annually.

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Transfusion Medicine

The transfusion laboratory provides blood and blood products for both Cork University Hospital and Cork University Maternity inpatients. We provide transfusion support to Irelands only Level 1 Trauma Centre. In total we provide approximately 15000 blood components for transfusion annually.

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The department is involved in teaching the next generation of doctors by providing lectures, clinical bedside teaching and laboratory based teaching to medical students in UCC. We also teach nursing colleagues and biomedical scientists in MTU

Research and Clinical Trials

The Department offers patients with blood cancers and coagulation problems the opportunity to get involved with clinical trials, bringing forward new treatments for patient care. Learn more about Clinical Trials here and at https://ucccancertrials.ie/


We have an active programme of research, including national participation in studies in myeloma. We host a large blood cancer biobank, in conjunction with colleagues in the Blood Cancer Network of Ireland (BCNI), which provides research opportunities for understanding blood cancers better and advances in blood cancer care. https://www.universityofgalway.ie/bloodcancers/bloodcancerbiobank/

Our CUH Haematology Consultants

Dr Rachel Brodie

Prof Mary Cahill

Dr Maeve Crowley

Dr Cleona Duggan

Dr Oonagh Gilligan

Dr Eoghan Molloy

Dr Vitaliy Mykitiv

Dr Derville O’Shea