Cork social entrepreneurs from City and Carrigaline honoured for their work in response to COVID19

Cork social entrepreneurs from City and Carrigaline honoured for their work in response to COVID19

18 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Two Cork social entrepreneurs – Toufik Messabih and Caitriona Nic Mhuiris – were honoured for their innovative and visionary response to the Covid-19 pandemic at a special online event hosted on the 14th by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) – the SEI Gathering 2020. Mr Messabih, based in Carrigaline, […]

Just the facts, no comment: How many cases of COVID19 in Cork?

Just the facts, no comment: How many cases of COVID19 in Cork?

17 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie National picture The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of these, 1 occurred in June, 2 in September and 5 in October. Since the pandemic was declared earlier this year there has been a total of 1,849 COVID-19 related deaths […]

No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

No ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals

15 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Opposition TD expresses concern at ‘Zero ICU beds available in Cork’s main hospitals’ Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has expressed his concern at the lack of ICU beds in Cork’s Hospitals. Speaking today, the Cork South Central TD has called for the Government to urgently increase access […]

COVID19 versus Arthritis

COVID19 versus Arthritis

15 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie New Survey highlights impact of Covid-19 on people with arthritis 44% of people with inflammatory arthritis had hospital appointment cancelled or postponed More than four in ten (44%) people with inflammatory arthritis had a hospital appointment to see their consultant cancelled or postponed during Covid-19. The finding is […]

CUH Emergency Department “exceptionally busy” in recent days

CUH Emergency Department “exceptionally busy” in recent days

9 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Cork University Hospital (CUH) has been exceptionally busy in recent days. Hospital management have requested that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to attending the Emergency Department if their needs are not urgent. In […]

Physiotherapists in Cork support VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon

Physiotherapists in Cork support VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon

7 October 2020 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Physios for Fundraising’ initiative launches in Cork to support Virtual Mini Marathon entrants with practical tips to survive the event Chartered Physiotherapists in Cork launched ‘Physios for Fundraising’ initiative today to help women, who are participating in the VHI Women’s Virtual Mini Marathon, look after their bodies appropriately […]

CORK: 53 cases of COVID19 in past 24h

CORK: 53 cases of COVID19 in past 24h

5 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The Taoiseach has announced that the whole country will move to Level 3 and there will be measures to increase compliance of the restrictions. Micheál Martin spoke at Government Buildings tonight after Cabinet rejected a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency Team to move to Level 5. […]

HSE should develop a Rehabilitation Centre in Cork (people currently travel to Dun Laoghaire)

5 October 2020By Tom Collinstom@TheCork.ie Padraig O’Sullivan TD for Cork North Central is calling on the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, in conjunction with the HSE to develop a regional Rehabilitation Centre in Cork to service the needs of communities in the Southern region. Deputy O’Sullivan commented, “The National Rehabilitation Centre in Dun-Laoghaire is already […]

ON THE MOVE: Arthritis Ireland appoints new chairman from Cork

ON THE MOVE: Arthritis Ireland appoints new chairman from Cork

3 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Arthritis Ireland has announced the appointment of Tim O’Sullivan from Dungourney as its new chairman. He replaces Seoirse Smith who leaves the board after 10 years, including three as chair. Mr O’Sullivan is also chair of the Cork branch of Arthritis Ireland and was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis […]

Cork TD named as Spokesperson for Health

Cork TD named as Spokesperson for Health

3 October 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork North Central TD, Colm Burke, has been appointed by An Tánaiste and Leader of Fine Gael, Leo Varadkar as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Health. Deputy Burke said: ‘’It is an honour and a privilege to be appointed as Fine Gael Spokesperson for Health. ‘’This is an area […]

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