HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: 91,197 hospital bed days lost through delayed discharges in first half of 2017

16 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie HSE figures provided to the Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) show that more than 90,000 bed days were lost in the hospital system so far this year owing to delayed discharges. Patients are classified as delayed discharges when they no longer need to […]

ENTERTAINMENT: Gala Fundraising Ball will fundraise for Cork University Hospital patient care

ENTERTAINMENT: Gala Fundraising Ball will fundraise for Cork University Hospital patient care

16 August 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Cork University Hospital Charity Gala Fundraising Ball to raise vital funds for patient care Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity will hold its annual Gala Fundraising Ball, sponsored by BAM Ireland, on Friday October 6th, at Fota Island Resort, East Cork. All funds raised will go towards initiatives such […]

HEALTH: Support The Mercy Annual Raffle and help patients with dementia at The Mercy

HEALTH: Support The Mercy Annual Raffle and help patients with dementia at The Mercy

13 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over the coming weeks, staff at the Mercy Hospital Foundation will contact hundreds of households across Cork City and County asking them to support the charity’s Annual Raffle, which this year will raise funds to upgrade the Mercy University Hospital to make it more dementia-friendly. People with dementia […]

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: One Dublin Hospital has a list so long it matches ALL of NHS England

HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: One Dublin Hospital has a list so long it matches ALL of NHS England

11 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said that there is clearly something wrong when just one hospital in Dublin has more people waiting for treatment over 12 months as are waiting in the entire country of England with a population 14 times that […]

DIABETES: Lars Edman from Prince August toy solider factory promotes FreeStyle Libre diabetes management device

DIABETES: Lars Edman from Prince August toy solider factory promotes FreeStyle Libre diabetes management device

10 August 2017 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie When professional toy maker Lars Edman isn’t building the world’s largest miniature battle scene, he is waging war on a battle of a very personal kind. For the past 30 years, Lars has lived with diabetes facing daily challenges and health scares along the way but hasn’t allowed […]

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

HOUSING CRISIS: also affects people living with DISABILITIES – says Cork Labour Party spokesperson

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Labour Party spokesperson on Disability, Kathleen Lynch (A former Cork TD and Junior Minister – in the last Government) has called on the Minister for Housing to devise a specific plan for people with disabilities under Rebuilding Ireland. Ms Lynch commented: “Through media reports this morning, we have […]

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

CORK HOSPITAL WAITING LISTS: Sinn Fein TD says waiting times are ‘outrageous’

9 August 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has said that the Government needs to get to grips with the outrageous waiting list facing patients in Cork. Key stats Cork University Hospital o · 7,099 patients on hospital trollies in 2016. o · 27,321 outpatients on waiting lists as of […]

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

CORK POLITICS: Fine Gael v Fianna Fail – Buttimer welcomes ‘Fianna Fáil conversion’ to the Cork Hospital project

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator for Cork, and Former Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Health, Jerry Buttimer, has welcomed Billy Kelleher’s belated support for a new Cork Hospital. “We have a growing and young population and we need to make sure our hospitals are in a position to meet […]

ENTERTAINMENT: 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in Bantry, West Cork

ENTERTAINMENT: 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in Bantry, West Cork

9 August 2017 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Bantry Bay will soon come alive to the sounds of the best in traditional music as the 15th Masters Of Tradition festival takes place in the town of Bantry from 23rd to 27th August. Internationally renowned fiddler, and Artistic Director of the festival, Martin Hayes, will be joined […]

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