Scheduled surgery cancelled at Cork University Hospital for two weeks

All scheduled surgery has been cancelled at Cork University Hospital for two weeks.

Management had planned to shut down theatres for three weeks but were stopped by senior medical staff.

The Irish Examiner reports that CUH claimed it is “standard policy in all all hospitals to curtail routine elective surgery to allow for the surge in trauma cases over the Christmas period”.


The move comes despite almost 1,500 people being on waiting lists.