Cork CF Unit is cleanest in the world

News | Posted on: 8 December, 2015

Cork University Hospital (CUH) now has the “cleanest hospital rooms that exist in healthcare worldwide” within its new cystic fibrosis (CF) ward, effectively removing the threat of cross infection to patients.

That’s according to consultant respiratory physician Prof Barry Plant, who was speaking at the official opening of ward 5B, CUH’s new 20-bed adult CF and respiratory ward, paid for by CF charity Build4Life at a cost of €2.3m, the largest single philanthropic donation ever made to the hospital.

Prof Plant said it was a “great day for CUH” and the “realisation of a dream” for patients and families affected by CF in the Munster area.


“It’s been a long road to get here today and you all know why these facilities needed to be developed — to allow our friends and family with CF enter the hospital environment without fear of cross infection,” said Prof Plant.

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