• We define occupational health as ‘a medical speciality, which focuses on the interaction of people’s health with their work.

  • “If you look after your staff, they’ll look after your customers. It’s that simple.”

    Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group.
  • AT COGNATE HEALTH, WE PARTNER WITH CLIENTS TO DESIGN AND DELIVER TAILORED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SOLUTIONS THAT ENHANCE THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF THEIR WORKFORCE.

  • A COMPLETE NATIONWIDE NETWORK SO THAT PATIENTS CAN BE SEEN ANYWHERE.

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Cognate Health – NATIONWIDE

Led by Dr John Gallagher, our team of medical and industry experts have been collaborating with clients nationwide in the design and management of their occupational health for over 20 years. Our extended physician network means that no matter where our clients are in Ireland, we’re with them every step of the way to facilitate a healthy workplace environment and to cultivate a culture of organisational performance.

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DR JOHN GALLAGHER

 

Dr John Gallagher is a medical doctor specialising in Occupational Medicine. He graduated in 1985 at University College Cork (UCC), attained his Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in 1992 and Fellowship in 1997. He completed a Masters degree at the Institute of Occupational Health, University of Birmingham in 1991 and was the winner of the inaugural John Darwall Prize.John is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland since 2005 and is the Occupational Physician and Head of the Occupational Health Department for HSE South, based at Cork University Hospital. At UCC, John is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine and the Academic Director of the Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work. He is also an examiner, trainer and past Dean of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Read More green_linkedin HOME

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DR SUSAN HILL

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Dr Susan Hill is a medical doctor specialising in Occupational Medicine. While as an undergrad in university, Susan was the winner of the Blayney prize for finishing first in her class in her final year. She went on to train in Internal Medicine becoming a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) before completing the Specialist Registrar training scheme in Occupational Medicine to become a Member and subsequently a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine RCPI. Susan has a Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work from UCC, a course which she now lectures in part-time, and has also completed the University’s Msc is Occupational Health.

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DR KEVIN O’SULLIVAN

MB BCh BAO MRCGP MFOMI  

Dr Kevin O’Sullivan is a specialist in Occupational Medicine, which he practices in all areas but has a particular interest in musculoskeletal medicine and ergonomics. He holds a Diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine and a Diploma in Sports Medicine from the Royal Colleges of Scotland. Kevin is a part time lecturer in UCC for the Higher Diploma in Safety, Health & Welfare at Work and also for the Msc course in Occupational Health.

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DR ROZALI ATHANASAKI

 

Dr Rozali Athanasaki was born in Switzerland and spent her childhood in Thessaloniki, Greece. After receiving a medical degree from the University of Nis, Serbia, she then specialised in Forensic Pathology in the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In 2009, Rozali graduated with an MA in Medical Ethics and Law from Keele University UK and in 2014 received a PhD from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her extensive research equipped her with a strong grasp of European regulations on healthcare and medical research. From being the Forensic Pathologist for the North Aegean area in Greece to an accredited Doping Officer with WADA, Rozali has held posts with high responsibility throughout her career. She is experienced in sampling, inspection and auditing in health care environments and has a deep interest in applying lean production and improvement methodologies to operational problems in the delivery of health services. Read More green_linkedin HOME

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DR CONOR MCDONNELL

 

Having graduated from University College Cork in 2000, Dr Conor McDonnell completed a three year General Practice Vocational Training Scheme in Cork in 2005 and subsequently completed a four year Specialist Training Scheme in Occupational Medicine in 2010. He joined Mid West Occupational Health Services as a partner in May 2010. He was appointed to a consultant post in occupational medicine in the HSE Mid West Region in August 2012. He is managing director of EHA Limerick LTD. He is the course tutor for the Distance Learning Course in Occupational Medicine jointly run by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and the Irish College of General Practice. He is a member of the Board of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the Healthcare Committee and the Examinations Committee of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). He has a special interest in Work Related Stress and Sickness Absence Management, Health Screening and Travel Medicine.

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DR SASHA HENNESSY

 

Dr. Sasha Hennessy graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2007. She completed Basic Specialist Training in General Medicine in 2010 and a four year Occupational Medicine Specialist Training Scheme in July 2015. She is a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, RCPI since 2014. She has an interest in sports injuries, mental health including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and toxicology. Dr. Hennessy also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University (1998).

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DR JOHN GALLAGHER MANAGING DIRECTOR & CONSULTANT OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIAN
DR SUSAN HILL CONSULTANT OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIAN
DR KEVIN O’SULLIVAN CONSULTANT OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIAN
DR ROZALI ATHANASAKI CLINICAL ASSISTANT
DR CONOR MCDONNELL CONSULTANT OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIAN
DR SASHA HENNESSY CONSULTANT OCCUPATIONAL PHYSICIAN

OUR SOLUTIONS

We believe there is science and art in the programming and delivery of occupational health solutions. The ‘science’ combines research findings and best practices to support the principle that a healthier environment not only reduces risk but also promotes the productivity of its people.

The ‘art’ is in the design and customisation of the occupational health services to fit the unique needs and styles of individual clients.

Cognate Health has achieved and maintain the required standard as defined by National Standards Authority of Ireland (ISO 9001) and are therefore strengthened by quality procedures and protocols in order to ensure that clients’ needs are being met to the highest possible standards.

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OUR PROCESS

Our solutions are personalised around 3 key pillars

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  • 1. ASSESS

    Carrying out a risk appraisal on every element concerning the occupational health of your organisational as the first crucial step to detecting health conditions and to pro-actively integrate occupational health into your overall business plan

  • 2. IMPLEMENT

    Once the best program for your organisation has been identified, it’s now time to put things in place. Cognate Health deliver a tailored program based on a prescriptive and proven approach, ensuring at all times that your organisation is compliant with government legislation.

  • 3. MANAGE

    The occupational health of your organisation is not just a ‘tick the box’ exercise. Leading organisations recognise the need to continually monitor their health from keeping a watchful eye on the exposures to various hazards to providing health and fitness reports on their employees.

  • OUR CLIENTS

    We work with organisations of all sizes, from small businesses to large academic institutions all the way through to global corporations. Many of the leading organisations in Ireland have chosen to partner with us to deliver a full spectrum of occupational health services and resources. Why? To experience not only a safer and healthier working environment but also increased productivity and improved organisational performance.

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    We have the expertise and experience to be the leaders in occupational health in Ireland. We want to share our knowledge with you.



    HOW TO FIND US

    Our head office is based in Mahon Industrial Estate, Blackrock, Cork. As you turn off Skehard Road onto Bessboro Road, continue until you reach a roundabout. Take the second exit (ie the opposite side of the roundabout from you) and proceed through the entrance of Heritage Business Park. There is parking at the rear of the building. Our offices can be accessed by the side of the building and we are located on the ground floor.

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    HEADQUARTERS

    Cognate Health, Ground Floor, Block B Heritage Business Park Mahon Industrial Estate, Blackrock, Cork, , Republic of Ireland

    We have a network of approved occupational physicians throughout Ireland.



    CALL US

    1890 989 322 or +353214536040 from outside Republic of Ireland .



    EMAIL

    reception@cognatehealth.ie