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15th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has cancelled all hospital visits with the exception of the children’s ward for 24 hours due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting flu. The hospital is seeking the public’s cooperation with the restrictions but will deal with exceptional cases on an individual... Read More
12th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork City has been elected chairman of the HSE South Regional Health Forum. The forum is a place where elected Councillors from across Munster have the chance to put questions to HSE officials. Many topical issues are raised throughout the year including: progress... Read More
14th June 2014 By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A “primary health care centre” has been officially opened in Schull. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care Alex White TD, travelled to West Cork yesterday afternoon. The Centre covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, and Durrus. The... Read More
2nd June 2014, Bank Holiday Monday By Bryan T. Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The annual Cork City Marathon takes place this morning. Around 7,500 will take part, and twice that number, 15-thousand are expected to line the route to cheer on the entrants. There is a full marathon, half marathon, Team relay, and youth section and action gets underway... Read More
8th April 2014 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Health systems worldwide are grappling with rising costs, demographic challenges and increasing incidence of chronic diseases, resulting in increased spending on health. This is leading to a focus on achieving greater value for money from health systems. However, it is important that increased efficiency should not come at... Read More