About Us

The Grove Medical Centre was established by Dr Joan Fitzgerald in 1984. Dr. Joe Hartnett moved from his practice in Model Farm Road and joined Dr. Fitzgerald in 2004. Grove Medical continued to grow with the expanding population of Ballincollig.

Following Dr. Fitzgerald’s retirement, Dr. Hartnett was joined in partnership by Dr. Suzanne Kelly in June 2011. There are currently two family doctors and a nurse and a midwife practicing at this centre.

Dr. Joe Hartnett


Medical Council Registration: 014382

Dr Joe Hartnett qualified from UCC in 1990 and completed his UCC affiliated vocational training scheme for General Practice in 1997. He had previously specialised in general surgery and Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. His special interests include minor surgery, dermatology, ENT and men’s health.

Dr. Joe Hartnett - Cork Doctor

Dr. Suzanne Kelly


Medical Council Registration: 124202

Dr Suzanne Kelly qualified from UCD in 2002 and completed her internal medicine training in 2005 in the Mater Misericordiae hospital in Dublin. She further specialised in General Practice, completing the RCSI vocational training scheme in 2009. She has a special interest in Diabetes management, having completed a diploma in Diabetes through UCC in 2011. Other special interests include family planning, paediatrics and women’s health.

Dr. Suzanne Kelly - Cork GP

Dr. Ciara Aherne


Medical Council Registration: 221557

Dr Ciara Aherne graduated from UCC in 2004. She completed her vocational General Practice training scheme in 2011. She has a special interest in women’s health, paediatrics and minor surgical procedures. She is currently studying for a Diploma in Dermatology through Cardiff University.

Dr. Ciara Aherne - Cork GP

Amy Waterman

Practice Nurse – Grove Medical

Amy Waterman completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2006 in UCC. She further specialised in midwifery and completed her diploma in 2009. She has worked in diverse areas in nursing such as general surgery, assisted fertility and care of the Elderly. She is a fully qualified practice nurse and her roles include smear taking, immunisations, diabetes management, wound management and ear care.

Reception Staff - Grove Medical

Fiona O’Sullivan

Practice Nurse – Grove Medical

Fiona joined our team last year.  She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2003 in UCC.  She further specialised in Oncology and completed her post grad in 2007 in UCD.  She is registered with Cervical Check and also is certified in immunisation, phlebotomy, ear irrigation and triage.  

Practice Nurse - Grove Medical Ballincollig


Reception Staff – Grove Medical

Cecilia has been working for many years as a medical secretary. She deals with flow of administration between our clinic and the hospital.

Reception Staff - Grove Medical


Reception Staff – Grove Medical

Antoinette has been working with us for over two years as a medical secretary. She deals with flow of administration between our clinic and the hospital. She has previous experience as a Pharmacy Technician.

Reception Staff - Grove Medical


Practice Manager – Grove Medical

Cora is also part of the administration team since 2009. She is responsible for medical card processing and HSE administration. If you have any issues with payments or validity of your medical card please phone and request to speak with Cora.

Cora - Reception Staff - Grove Medical

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
CLOSED 1.00pm - 2.00pm

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Contact Us

The Grove Medical Centre, Main Rd, Ballincollig, Co. Cork.
Phone: 021 4877817
Fax: 021 4877930