HEALTH: Three Injury Units in Cork Treat Over 26,536 Patients in 2018 – Bantry, Mallow, Gurranabraher

HEALTH: Three Injury Units in Cork Treat Over 26,536 Patients in 2018 – Bantry, Mallow, Gurranabraher

19 December 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie The HSE has 11 Injury Units now in place across the country with three located in Cork, which have been open since 2012. By the end of October 2018, 26,536 patients have been treated at the Injury Units in Cork. These include: Bantry Injury Unit (opened in July […]

Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) for Adrienne Cullen today from University College Cork

Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) for Adrienne Cullen today from University College Cork

10 December 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie After Dutch doctors failed her, Adrienne Cullen, now terminally ill, fought the system and won. She went public with her story about how a major Dutch hospital lost her test results, leaving her with incurable cervical cancer. She’s now using the horror of those experiences to drive change […]

Skype calls can’t replace real clinics in mental health – Buckley

Skype calls can’t replace real clinics in mental health – Buckley

6 December 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD has slammed the claims by the Minister of State for Mental Health Jim Daly that psychiatrist vacancies in child and adolescent services can be dealt with through Skype calls. Deputy Buckley said; “Telemedicine can supplement direct in person healthcare but […]

Mental Health services in Cork City stretched to crisis point by inadequate staffing – Ó Laoghaire

Mental Health services in Cork City stretched to crisis point by inadequate staffing – Ó Laoghaire

27 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Féin TD for Cork South-Central Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire today raised the issue of the staffing crisis faced by the HSE in attempting to recruit mental health professionals to vacant positions in Cork and Kerry. Deputy Ó Laoghaire was speaking during a Topical issue debate “Minister the situation […]

Mater Private Cork CEO expects acute health services to be over-stretched again this winter

Mater Private Cork CEO expects acute health services to be over-stretched again this winter

22 November 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The trolley crisis that caused major disruption to patients waiting for treatment in Accident & Emergency Departments is likely to be repeated this winter, according to the CEO of Mater Private Hospital Cork, Donna Roche. Mater Private Cork regularly accepts patients who have been transferred from public hospitals […]