Work Life in Cork


Living and working in Cork

As the Republic of Ireland’s second city and largest county, Cork is bursting with opportunities. Located in the South-West of the country, Cork is part of both Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East containing picturesque coastlines, a rich history, world-renowned food scene and the fastest-growing city in Ireland. 


Cork currently has a population of over 584,000 which is expected to rise by 60% by 2040. This growing population is mirrored by the expansion of Cork’s economic, business and education landscapes. More than 190 multinational firms are operating in Cork across a variety of sectors from pharmaceutical, finance and IT to construction and healthcare. 


Also home to both University College Cork (Ireland’s first five-star University) and the Munster Technological University Cork Campus, Cork has a globally-recognised reputation in academia and research. 


Findings from the most recent census have shown that those living and working in Cork enjoy the 4th highest disposable income per capita in Ireland.

At CUH, we are proud to serve this growing population with locations around the county providing the best possible healthcare. 

CUH Main Wilton Campus


Bantry General Hospital 


Mallow General Hospital


Specialised Community Sites



Why work in CUH?

CUH is currently the largest Model 4 hospital in the Republic of Ireland. We are not just one location but are a presence in the entire community.

We are spread across the Main Wilton Hospital Campus, Bantry General Hospital and Mallow General Hospital along with five specialised community sites across Cork looking after transitional, rehabilitation, outpatient and hospice care.  

CUH is home to the country's largest clinical trial centre, leading cardiothoracic, cystic fibrosis, neurosurgical, stroke thrombectomy and paediatric centres and is one of two designated Level 1 trauma centres in the country. 

At CUH we are committed to supporting our more than 5,000 members of staff. We recognise their unique strengths and abilities and enable them to provide world-class healthcare and advance their careers.