POLITICS: HSE consultants must accept that their priority should be public patients – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

POLITICS: HSE consultants must accept that their priority should be public patients – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

23 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher (Cork North Central) has said he is deeply disturbed but not surprised following this weeks RTÉ Investigates programme that looked at a number of practices by private consultants in Irish public hospitals. “This is an issue that is having a very negative […]

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

Minister for Children must take action on HIQA Foster Care report – says Cork TD Sean Sherlock

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Labour spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Seán Sherlock TD, has expressed concern over the findings of a HIQA progress report on Tusla-operated foster care services in Cork. The return inspection, which followed a previous inspection, last February, identified major non-compliance with all four standards assessed, which the […]

HEALTH: Migraine seminar for Cork Health Professionals.

HEALTH: Migraine seminar for Cork Health Professionals.

21 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Migraine Association of Ireland announces specialist migraine seminar for Cork Health Professionals. Migraine is a complex neurological condition that has a debilitating effect on the lives of the estimated 500,000 Irish people who suffer from the condition. Worldwide, migraine is the third cause of disability in the […]

MYRTLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM: will raise funds for Mercy Hospital

MYRTLEVILLE CHRISTMAS DAY SWIM: will raise funds for Mercy Hospital

20 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sign up for the Carrigaline Christmas Day Charity Swim at the Danny Crowley Remembrance Tree from December 1st – 3rd From Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd December, people are invited to visit the Danny Crowley Remembrance Tree in Barry Collins’ Supervalu, Carrigaline, where they can get sponsorship cards […]

MARYMOUNT HOSPICE BALL: the 2017 event will take place on Friday 1st December

MARYMOUNT HOSPICE BALL: the 2017 event will take place on Friday 1st December

17 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Marymount Hospice Ball – one of the highlight’s of the Cork Social Calendar – will celebrate its 11th Anniversary on Friday December 1st at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island. Last year while celebrating a milestone 10th anniversary the Marymount ball hit the €1 million fundraising mark, […]

HEALTH: November 16th is ‘World Pancreatic Cancer Day’

HEALTH: November 16th is ‘World Pancreatic Cancer Day’

16 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie As part of World Pancreatic Cancer Day in Ireland, Breakthrough Cancer Research and University College Cork have launched the third in their series of cookbook for cancer patients. The cookbook is specifically aimed at patients undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer and is available free of charge to cancer patients […]

VIDEO: Laya Healthcare introduces members only ‘healthcoach’ service

VIDEO: Laya Healthcare introduces members only ‘healthcoach’ service

15 November 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Since VHI Helathcare announced that their SwiftCare clinics would only accept patients who had VHI policies, other health insurers have been searching for some unique selling points for their own policies. The most obvious solution would be for the other players in the market to open their own premises, […]

When are the Cork City Centre Christmas lights being turned on?

When are the Cork City Centre Christmas lights being turned on?

15 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Lights in Cork City to be switched on this Sunday November 19 Organised by Cork City Council, the countdown to Christmas has truly begun with the announcement that the switching on of the Cork City Christmas Lights will take place on Patrick’s Street this […]

HEALTH: GPs should stop sending patients to Emergency Depts for diagnostic tests – says Cork TD

HEALTH: GPs should stop sending patients to Emergency Depts for diagnostic tests – says Cork TD

14 November 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie GPs will continue to send patients to EDs for diagnostic tests until there are enough consultants in our hospitals Govt must use community hospitals as routine diagnostic centres Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson, Billy Kelleher has said that GPs should not be forced to send their patients to Emergency […]

HEALTH: Diabetes technology should come under Long-Term Illness Scheme – suggests opposition Cork MEP

HEALTH: Diabetes technology should come under Long-Term Illness Scheme – suggests opposition Cork MEP

14 November 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork based Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on the Government to roll out ‘Smart’ Diabetes Technology as part of the Long-Term Illness Scheme. The Ireland South MEP made the call for greater care for those with the condition as part of World Diabetes Day. “Diabetes […]

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