Meet The Team

Our team are dedicated, friendly, highly qualified and experienced. All our medical staff are compliant with mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD). We are here to help you with all your medical and health care needs.

Our Doctors

Dr Pat Murphy

Dr Pat Murphy graduated with his Medical degree from UCC in 1978. He completed Post Graduate Medical training in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics at the Cork University Hospital. He also worked in Psychiatry, General Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. He is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society. He has a Diploma in Child Health and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Pat came to Bandon in 1983 and established the practice at 11 Oliver Plunkett St. The premises were extended in 1990 and again in 2005. Pat was a member of the Board of Governors of The Mercy Hospital Cork for ten years. He has also completed a post graduate course in Diabetes, Substance Misuse and Addiction..Management of Back Problems, Joint Conditions and has a special interest in Musculoskeleal Disorders, Minor Surgery and Mens Health.

Pat is married to Louise and has a daughter and two sons. He loves to dream of exploring 5 star hotels in his spare time and cheering on his children from the sidelines.

Dr Sureka

Dr Sureka, a member of the Irish College of General Practitioners graduated from the University College of Dublin in 2007. She worked as a medical officer for 2 years in the Mater Hospital, Dublin. She also worked for a year in the emergency department and also a year in the psychiatry department in Cork. She then went onto train as a general practitioner for 4 years in Co. Kerry on the South West General practice scheme. She has a special interest in Geriatric medicine and has a diploma in the medicine for the elderly from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. She also has a special interest in women’s health and has a diploma for Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Sureka is a registered cervical smear taker on the cervical check programme and has also completed a certificate in contraception.

Sureka loves travelling, swimming and music. She is originally from Sri Lanka and grew up in Singapore. She enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life. She joined our practice in 2016 and is looking forward to being part of the community here.

Dr Claire Connolly

Dr Claire Connolly completed her undergraduate training in Medicine in University College Dublin in 2013. She spent her Internship in University Hospital Waterford and immediately pursued post graduate training in General Practice with the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. Claire’s hospital training includes rotations in Breast and general surgery, respiratory medicine, orthopaedics, paediatrics, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry, palliative care, radiation oncology and medicine for the elderly. Most of her hospital training took place in hospitals in the greater Dublin area. Claire also obtained a scholarship during her undergraduate training in UCD which enabled her to spend time in a hospital in Philadelphia, USA, gaining experience in infectious diseases and nephrology.

Dr Claire has worked in general practice in Dublin city centre, Drumcondra and in Co. Wicklow. She enjoys all aspects of medicine but has a particular interest in Female Health, Menopause, Paediatrics and Dermatology. Claire worked alongside  a consultant dermatologist in Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown in 2017/2018 in order to develop her skills in dermatology. During this time she completed a Dermoscopy course under the primary care dermatology society in the UK. Claire has a certificate in contraception and also obtained  the Advanced Certificate in Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive Devices from the ICGP. During her training Claire completed a quality improvement project on The management of Menopause/HRT.

Claire became a member of the Irish College of general practitioners in 2018 after completing her vocational training. She then moved to West Cork, where she is married and living locally.

Our Nurses

Phil Healy: RGN RM

Phil is our practice nurse. She graduated from the Bons Hospital in 1987, followed by midwifery in the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in 1989. Having then worked in the Rotunda for a year, she then returned to the Bon Secours Hospital and worked in midwifery, general, gynaecology and care of the elderly. She joined the practice in 1999 and qualified as a practice nurse in 2001. She is also a registered cervical smear taker with the cervical screening programme. She completed a module in UCC/MUH on diabetes management in 2011. (She provides sessions for antenatal care, childhood vaccinations, flu vaccinations, chronic illness management, wound management, warfarin clinics, smear taking.)

Ann O’Donovan: RGN

Ann is from Courmacsherry. She graduated as RGN from MUH in 1983. She also graduated as RM from HM Stanley Hospital St. Asaph North Wales in 1986. She worked as a registered midwife in both community and hospital setting after graduating in North Wales. She worked as RGN in MUH and is a registered midwife in the Bon Secours Hospital before taking a career break to rear her three children for nine years. Ann went back to nursing in 1996 and worked in Clonakilty Community Hospital before doing research in Prosper Study in 1999. She then went on and completed the Practice Nurse training course in Cork in 2002. She held the Chairperson position of the Cork Branch of Practice Nurses Association for three years during which time Cork hosted the IPNA Conference in 2005. Ann is a registered smear taken with Cervical Check and has completed a Certificate in Contraception and word management. She recently completed Diabetes in Primary Care Module in UCC. (Ann provides sessions for childhood vaccinations, management of chronic illness, antenatal care, smear taking, warfarin clinics and occupational medicine.)

Our Receptionists

Caroline Ross
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Mary Hennessy
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Ruth Harrington
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Fiona Lynch
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Louise Murphy
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