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Iontaobhas Apnoea Codlata na hÉireann

The Irish Sleep Apnoea Trust promotes awareness, understanding and treatment of Sleep Apnoea through education, research and fund raising.

Sleep Clinic Bon Secours Hospital Cork

 

Name/Address of Sleep Clinic

Bon Secours Hospital
College Rd
Cork

 

Telephone/Fax/Email

Respiratory and Sleep Lab
021 4542807 Ext 1663 Bleep 188
Department hours: Monday – Friday 0800 to 1600

Tel: 021-4941930
Fax: 021-4801623
E-mail:
Sleep Lab Bons Cork
(protected e-mail)

 

Name of Consultant

Dr. Liam Doherty,


Address for GP Referral

Dr. Liam Doherty
Suite 6
Cork Clinic
Western Road
Cork
Co. Cork

 

Are full overnight Polysomnogram facilities provided

YES

If NO, the following are provided

NOT APPLICABLE

 

Are Private Rooms provided for Sleep Studies

YES

 

   

 

SOME TIPS IN DEALING WITH SUSPECTED SLEEP APNOEA

The following symptoms indicate that you may be suffering from a respiratory sleep disorder such as Sleep Apnoea:

    1. Loud snoring
    2. Cessation of breathing during sleep, followed by an abrupt awakening
    3. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
    4. Drowsy driving
    5. Irritability
    6. Difficulty with concentration or repetitive tasks
    7. Difficulty with staying awake while watching television or reading
    8. Difficulty/impairment of short term memory
    9. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
    10. Neck/collar size of 17 inches plus

These symptoms are merely indicators and are not meant as a definitive diagnosis.

Contact your General Practitioner/Family Doctor.

Explain the symptoms and request a referral to a Sleep Clinic.

If your symptoms include Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and affect your ability to drive or operate machinery you should stop these activities immediately as you are a danger to yourself, your family and your work colleagues.  Your GP should also inform the Sleep Clinic that your symptoms might be a danger to yourself and others.

If possible, agree or request to be placed on a ‘cancellation list’, however you must be available at short notice should a vacancy arise.

If you are unable to attend for your appointment make sure to let the Sleep Clinic know well in advance as they will be able to contact someone on the ‘cancellation list’.

Follow all instructions from the Sleep Clinic.

Remember, the only definite way to diagnose a respiratory sleep disorder is by way of a Sleep Study (Polysomnogram).  These can only be carried out by qualified staff in a Sleep Clinic.

The procedure is non invasive and painless.

 

Map Location Bon Secours Hospital, College Road Cork as provided by Bing Maps

The entrance to the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork is on College Road between Broomfield road and Jail Walk road right next door to University College Cork.

Select Road on the top navigation structure of the map. The Hospital location is then centered on the map.  You can zoom in or out on the left map navigation with + or - and or choose Birds Eye View to have a structured overhead satellite image of the Bon Secours hospital buildings and extensive car-parking facilities.

 

 

If you need to hire a car or other vehicle while in Cork, do so in advance and avail of Cost Effective car Rentals that can be rented from Cork Airport and other areas in Cork.  The greater choice of vehicles is available at Cork Airport.