Lee House is a Grade II listed building. Lee House, and its neighbour Downham House, were building at the beginning of the mid nineteenth century for four hundred and seventy guineas each. The included the building in Osborne Mews at the bottom of the garden where there was stabling for four horses, a coach house, a hayloft and accommodation for the coachman and family.
In 1928 after a year at sea as a ship’s surgeon, Dr John Cuddigan joined his uncle in a general medical practice in Clarence Road adjacent to the Princess Christian Hospital. On his marriage, he bought Lea House, changed the name to Lee House after the river which flows through the city of Cork and set up home and practice. The original consulting room was the present Reception office, the waiting room the same as today. For the ‘Panel Patients’ he put in a door on the west side of the house approached by wooden steps – the private patients came through the front door!
One patient recalls that as a small boy he came direct from school to Lee House to polish the brasses and open the door for private patients. We have seen a few changes since then.
Currently we have approximately 7400 patients staffed by 5 doctors and 3 nurses in addition to a well staffed reception, administration and management team. We aim to provide a fantastic learning environment and everyone is committed to this. We have a range of pathologies and learning opportunities as well as regular educational meetings. There are regular chronic disease clinics as well. The practice has a patient participation group which the registrars are encouraged to get involved with. In addition we are also involved with our commissioning group and this also lends itself to other valuable experiences.
Dr S Jabbar is one of the programme directors for Windsor VTS and has been a trainer since 2010. Please contact him if you wish to know more or want to visit us.
Dr Sufian Jabbar and Dr Shiraz Deen