OFFICIAL OPENING: Extension of Radiology Department, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

OFFICIAL OPENING: Extension of Radiology Department, Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

22 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Speaking earlier this week at the event to mark the expansion of the Radiology service at the hospital, An Tánaiste Mr. Coveney said ‘’The additional Radiology capacity for patients who require various types of scans is very welcome and will be of great assistance to GP’s. This new […]

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

State cannot leave it to private sector alone to deliver nursing home beds – says Cork TD

11 September 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has said that a failure to plan for an aging population on the part of the government will result in a residential care time bomb in the future. Deputy Murphy O’Mahony was commenting after a new report from […]

HEALTH: Minister Simon Coveney opens Bon Secours Care Village 36 bed extension

HEALTH: Minister Simon Coveney opens Bon Secours Care Village 36 bed extension

10th September 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 32 jobs created thanks to €11m investment A new 36 bed wing at one of Ireland’s leading retirement villages, Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Lee Road, Cork, has been officially unveiled today by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney. Developed at a cost of €11m […]

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

HELATH POLITICS: West Cork patients losing out on illness benefit as Govt tries to impose new system on GPs

1 September 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South West, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has urged the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to engage with GPs over the introduction of new Illness Benefit forms. Doctors in West Cork are continuing to fill out the old MC1 and MC2 forms, which […]

Support The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Annual Raffle and help change the lives of the ICU patients in Cork

Support The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s Annual Raffle and help change the lives of the ICU patients in Cork

31 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Over the coming weeks, staff at the Mercy Hospital Foundation will contact hundreds of households across Cork City and County asking them to support the charity’s Annual Raffle, which this year will help change the lives of the most critically ill patients in Cork, many of whom have […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of referrals to Cork CAMHS is ‘shocking indictment of system’ – says Cork TD

HEALTH POLITICS: Closure of referrals to Cork CAMHS is ‘shocking indictment of system’ – says Cork TD

23 August 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Sinn Fein Mental Health spokesperson Pat Buckley TD (Cork East) has blasted the recent closure of new CAMHS referrals in Cork as a “shocking indictment on the system and it’s neglect by government”. The closure means GP’s are being asked to send children and young people in distress […]

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

EAST CORK: New Cancer Support Service for East Cork & West Waterford Officially Opens in Youghal

18 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie A new service for those affected by cancer in East Cork and West Waterford was officially opened today by well-known and much-loved Irish celebrity, Majella O’Donnell, earlier this week. Located at 29 Friar Street Youghal, and run by the Cork ARC Cancer Support House, the centre provides free […]

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

Medical Mediation and Compensation needs an urgent rethink – Burke

17 August 2018 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Fine Gael Senator and Health Spokesperson in the Seanad, Colm Burke, has called for a review to examine how we deal with cases of adverse medical outcomes and medical negligence. Senator Burke said: “The ongoing issues in relation to the Cervical Cancer controversy have once again highlighted the […]