Nurse Elma- Institute Nurse

Nurse Elma Clancy is a member of the student support services team within the college.Elma_Clancy

The main services of the Institute Nurse are:

  • To provide a confidential service that has a particular emphasis on health promotion and healthy lifestyle awareness. Support is available in a caring and on-going basis.
  • Resources that students may find beneficial to support many aspects of health are also available.
  • The Institute Nurse liaises with the Medical Centre, Student Support Team and the Chaplain’s Office.
  • The Institute Nurse also works as a support and a listening ear to students who are experiencing difficulties with college life.
  • Students are very welcome to call in for a chat or discuss a health query or concern.
  • Students who require a medical appointment please contact the medical centre


Contact: Institute Nurse

Elma Clancy.

Monday- Friday 9am -5pm

Cork road campus – 051 302863

College Street Campus- 051 845671

Or email


Useful Information:


Meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain.  It can be caused by several different organisms.  Some are bacteria and some are viruses.

Bacterial Meningitis is uncommon but can be very serious and requires urgent medical attention and treatment with antibiotics.  Viral Meningitis is less serious and cannot be helped by antibiotic treatment. The symptoms of viral and bacterial meningitis are similar so hospital tests may be needed to tell the difference. Source: HSE Website

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Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection. The most common symptom of mumps is a swelling of the parotid glands.

The mumps virus is spread in the same way as the common cold and flu viruses. The mumps virus is airborne, which means that it can survive briefly in the outside environment. Therefore, mumps can be spread through:

  • Direct contact – for example, if you sneeze or cough, tiny droplets of fluid containing the mumps virus are launched into the air and can be breathed by others
  • Indirect contact – for example, if infected droplets are transferred to an object, such as a door handle, and someone else touches it, they may catch the mumps if they then touch their mouth or nose. Source: HSE Website

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