Cork University Hospital was founded in 1978 and contains a number of 800 beds. The hospital is used as a teaching hospital operated by the HSE. It successfully serves as a hospital for over a million people. In recent years, it has received a number of improvements such as the intensive care capacity, emergency patient flow, day surgery and orthopaedic trauma patient flow.
The hospital specialises in a huge number of services. It contains its own helipad, radio station and Bus Éireann serves routes to and from the hospital throughout the day. It also has 5 other bus services operating frequently from Cork City. It is a 15-minute drive by car or bus.
It consists of 50 acres and impressively has won the first Green Flag hospital in the world. With a number of 500,000 interactions with patients annually and a huge generator of waste, energy and traffic – it has proved it is possible to be sustainable in any business, even with its great size.