HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

HEALTH POLITICS: Over 100,000 waiting on essential therapies – Murphy O’Mahony

10 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Recent figures provided to Fianna Fáil Disability spokesperson, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony show that more than 100,000 are waiting for services in either speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or physiotherapy. “These latest figures show that 103,244 people were on waiting lists in February this year. The data does […]

CEO of Cork University Hospital Announces Decision to Retire

CEO of Cork University Hospital Announces Decision to Retire

8 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Health Service Executive confirms that Mr. Tony McNamara at Cork University Hospital Group has informed it of his intention to vacate his position as Chief Executive Officer to take on new roles in the private sector. Commenting on Mr. McNamara’s decision to retire- Gerry O’Dwyer, CEO of […]

How to reduce Water use in Hospitals?

How to reduce Water use in Hospitals?

8 May 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Irish Water is helping Cork University Hospital to reduce its water use as part of its Green Campus initiative. Experts from the water utility took part in a water awareness day in the hospital recently where they met staff and discussed ways to save water both at work […]

16 week delay in Carer’s Allowance applications completely unacceptable – Michael Moynihan

16 week delay in Carer’s Allowance applications completely unacceptable – Michael Moynihan

27 April 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Michael Moynihan says carers in north Cork are being put under severe pressure as a result of delays in the processing of their applications for Carer’s Allowance payments. Deputy Moynihan says he has seen an increase in families coming to his […]

EAST CORK: Cope Foundation Opens New Community Hub in Midleton

EAST CORK: Cope Foundation Opens New Community Hub in Midleton

24 April 2019 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cope Foundation officially opened their new Community Hub in Midleton recently. Family, friends, local businesses and members of the wider Midleton community joined staff and people supported by Midleton Community Hub to celebrate the opening at Oatencake Rural on the Old Cork Road.   The community hub model […]

Public health requires bold new approach on E-Cigs – says Cork TD

Public health requires bold new approach on E-Cigs – says Cork TD

22 April 2019 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, and candidate for the European Parliament Billy Kelleher TD has said that protecting public health requires a bold new approach on the regulation and marketing of electronic cigarettes and vaping. His call came following the 15th anniversary of Fianna Fáil […]

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