A tour of Cork University Hospital

A few days ago my wife Jacinta and I were invited to tour the new maternity wing of Cork University Hospital. It’s due to open officially on March 24, only a few days away now!

I asked the very pleasant security guard if I could take any photos but he said that I needed permission to shoot. Perhaps if I had time but the tour was about to start so I made do with remembering as much of it as possible.

I’ll update this post with details of the tour over the next few hours. We were really impressed, but they didn’t plan a few areas of the hospital properly, which is going to bite them in years to come.




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    Flickr: Andrew Biorn March 23, 2007

    Andrew Biorn has posted a comment:

    What filters did you use on this one? The sky is a nice gradient but the rest of the image appears largely unaffected.

    A tour of Cork University Hospital

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    Flickr: xeer March 23, 2007

    xeer has posted a comment:

    ahem, it wasn’t a filter, I used an overlay layer with a black to transparent gradient. Works a treat for skies, especially as the black doesn’t affect the clouds or white building in this case!

    A tour of Cork University Hospital

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    Flickr: Andrew Biorn March 24, 2007

    Andrew Biorn has posted a comment:

    Thanks 🙂

    A tour of Cork University Hospital

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    .. April 19, 2007

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    celem neau May 2, 2007

    are you aware of any foul and ignorant play at c.u.h.

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    .. May 4, 2007

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    Tim October 3, 2007

    Can anyone find me former midwife una flanagan? Must be in her 70s by now and I’d like to get in touch with her.

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    Tim October 3, 2007

    Can someone inform me as to the whereabouts of Una Flanagan? Revered midwife of Cork, originally from county Waterford.

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    Fi October 22, 2007

    I think she is a friend of my mothers!I will find out and check back with you!

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      Leslie Rice March 19, 2013

      Una Flanagan was alive and well last time I saw her in 2012….He lived off the Glasheen Rd in Cork City and is or was in the phone book under AU Flanagan….She worked in the Erinville Hospital and retired around 1990

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        t.doolittle January 16, 2014

        Thanks so much, Leslie!

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    Fi October 22, 2007

    Soryy should have said that is in response to Tim who is looking for Una Flanagan!

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    Maternity Wear January 19, 2008

    Just getting into photo great looking shot

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    Rob March 25, 2008

    Great looking shot!!

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    INGRIDA February 2, 2009

    HI, i want to say thank you. I had my baby-boy in this hospital. All doctors and midwifes are great. Especially thanks to the midwife which was with me in the 9 ward (04-12-2008), when born my lithuanian baby-boy.


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