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 […]

MENTAL HEALTH: Green Ribbon gets people talking to end stigma and discrimination

MENTAL HEALTH: Green Ribbon gets people talking to end stigma and discrimination

2 October 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Today, See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma, hosted a launch photocall for their Eight Annual Green Ribbon Campaign. Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Joe Kavanagh along with Acting Head of Service for Mental Health CKCH. Kevin Morrison, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Martin Ryan, […]

Cork accounts for 9% of Rentokil callouts for biting insects

Cork accounts for 9% of Rentokil callouts for biting insects

1 October 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Yes what you’ve heard is true, there are more biting inspects around at the moment! Rentokil has experienced a surge in callouts for biting insects. The company has recorded a 39% increase in queries related to bed bugs, fleas, mosquitos and midges in August when compared to July. […]

‘stop the spread of COVID19’ – public appeal by Hospital Group

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie As the number of positive Covid-19 cases is increasing at a worrying rate in the Cork area, management at South / South West Hospital Group are appealing to members of the public to continue to follow the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines relating to social distancing and hand hygiene, to […]

How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

How many new cases of COVID in Cork today?

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Summary: 40 new cases in Cork in the past 24 hours There have now been a total of 1,803 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Monday, 28 September, the HPSC has been notified of 363 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 35,740 confirmed […]

Cork’s Sexual Health Centre launches Ireland’s first community sexual health hub

Cork’s Sexual Health Centre launches Ireland’s first community sexual health hub

29 September 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Last week saw the launch of Ireland’s first Sexual Health Hub, in Cork. This new initiative, spearheaded by the Sexual Health Centre, aims to make sexual health information more accessible to youth in communities across Cork City and County. The Sexual Health Hubs will be the first point […]