CHARITY: SHARE Thanks the People of Cork for Their Continued Support

CHARITY: SHARE Thanks the People of Cork for Their Continued Support

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The generosity of the Cork public during SHARE’s Fast & Fundraising campaign ensures the organisation can continue its good work in 2018. Now in its 48th year, the annual S.H.A.R.E (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly) Christmas Campaign, drew to a close this Christmas Eve […]

New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled drivers – Cork TD wants Revenue to update rules

New methods of financing car purchases are causing problems for disabled drivers – Cork TD wants Revenue to update rules

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Finance Michael McGrath TD (Cork South Central) has called on the Revenue Commissioners to engage with bodies representing those with disabilities on its decision to exclude vehicles acquired under a Personal Contract Plan (PCP) arrangement from qualifying for tax relief under the Disabled Drivers […]

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

POLITICS: Hospital overcrowding crisis shows need for an Irish NHS – says Cork TD

3 January 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Solidarity TD Mick Barry this morning said that the hospital overcrowding crisis shows the need for a National Health Service in Ireland. Deputy Barry said that 33% of patients reporting to hospitals in Ireland are either not admitted or discharged within 6 hours whereas with the NHS system […]

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation ‘Trolley Watch’ figures show 6% increase in 2017

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation ‘Trolley Watch’ figures show 6% increase in 2017

2 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie INMO annual Trolley and Ward Watch figures indicate any improvement to hospital overcrowding highly unlikely in 2018 unless, drastic and innovative steps taken immediately For the second year running, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) trolley and ward watch figures, heading into the final weekend of the […]

POLITICS: FF v FG – Record trolley figures reflect FG failure in Health says Cork based Fianna Fail Health spokesman

POLITICS: FF v FG – Record trolley figures reflect FG failure in Health says Cork based Fianna Fail Health spokesman

2 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 656 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher says today’s record trolley figures are a damning indictment of this Government’s failure to effectively tackle the overcrowding problems in our health service. The latest stats from the Irish Nurses and Midwives reveal there […]

POLITICS: 142,472 delayed discharges are causing severe backlogs in our public hospitals – says Cork TD

POLITICS: 142,472 delayed discharges are causing severe backlogs in our public hospitals – says Cork TD

27 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Better resourcing of home help, home care packages and nursing homes could alleviate ED trolley crisis – says Cork TD Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health, Billy Kelleher TD (Cork North Central) has said that the Government could make progress towards ending the trolley crisis in our emergency departments […]

CHRISTMAS EVE: Cork Tourist Attraction gives out free soup and apple juice

CHRISTMAS EVE: Cork Tourist Attraction gives out free soup and apple juice

24 December 2017, 8am By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Nano Nagle Place to host charity event in aid of the Cork Simon Community On Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December, the newly opened Nano Nagle Place on Douglas Street in Cork, will revive a centuries-old tradition by offering a warm mug of soup and mulled apple juice […]

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

“Make Time For more vulnerable people in our society during this festive season” says Cllr Dr John Sheehan

19 December 2017 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie While Christmas is a very joyful time for many, it can be a difficult time for people who have lost loved ones or who may be isolated or living alone. Saying that you are lonely can be very difficult for someone to admit to, but it is far […]

HEALTH: Equipment purchased from Banteer fundraiser now in place in Mercy University Hospital ICU

HEALTH: Equipment purchased from Banteer fundraiser now in place in Mercy University Hospital ICU

16 December 2017 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Two Laryngoscopes and five bedside care trolleys purchased for the Mercy University Hospital through funds raised by the Banteer Family Fun Walk are now in place in the ICU. The Banteer Family Fun Walk which took place on January 2nd this year, in memory of the late Pat […]

SHARE’s 48th Fast & Fundraising Campaign for Cork’s older people launches at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork.

SHARE’s 48th Fast & Fundraising Campaign for Cork’s older people launches at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork.

15 December 2017 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly), the organisation that cares for Cork’s older people in 146 secure housing units around Cork this week launched its traditional 48th Fast & Fundraising campaign at the SHARE Crib, Daunt’s Square, Cork, (near Grand Parade). Almost 1,800 fourth […]