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Who We Are

Cork University Maternity Hospital

Cork University Maternity Hospital is the only Obstetrics and Gynaecology hospital in County Cork. It is a tertiary hospital providing care to the entire southern region in Ireland.

Our mission statement is: "Together with women, babies and families, our academic healthcare network strive for clinical excellence and innovation."

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Clinical Team

The Pregnancy Loss Clinical Team at Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH) is led by Professor Keelin O’Donoghue, Consultant Obstetrician and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, along with Clinical Midwife Specialists in Bereavement & Loss, Orla O’Connell and Niamh Howard Jones. Specialised Registrars (SpRs), Registrars and Student Midwives may also participate in the clinics.

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Clinical Midwives Specialist in Bereavement and Loss

The midwives are available to provide information and support on significant aspect of pregnancy loss. This ranges from midwifery care, bereavement support, medical investigations and treatment, along with support in subsequent pregnancies and providing a point of contact as a link within the hospital.

The midwife specialists are Orla O’Connell and Niamh Howard Jones. They can be contacted through the CUMH phone number 021 492 0500 during work hours.

The midwives are not always in a position to answer the phone, so please leave a voicemail with your contact details.


Administration support to the pregnancy loss services can be contacted on 021 492 0553 or the CUMH main reception at 021 492 0500.

Hospital Chaplaincy

The chaplains work directly with patients to provide pastoral and spiritual counsel and support regardless of your beliefs. They also provide religious services to staff, patients and families if desired.


The chaplains can be contacted on the CUMH number 021 492 0500.

Maternity Social Work Service

The Social Work Department in CUMH provides social work support/counselling to those who have experienced pregnancy loss.


This service can be contacted through the CUMH main reception number 021 4920500 or directly on 021 492 0567.


You can also be referred to this service by your GP.

Ward 2 South

Ward 2 South is a dedicated pregnancy loss and gynaecology ward in CUMH.

The staff on this ward provide inpatient care and support for women at all stages of pregnancy loss.

Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)

The EPU is located at the Kinsale Road Clinic.


The EPU can be contacted through the CUMH main reception number 021 492 0500 or directly on 021 492 7441.

Pathology Department

The Pregnancy Loss Team works in close collaboration with the Pathology Department in Cork University Hospital. 

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