HEALTH CRISIS CONTINUES: 714 patients are on trolleys in EDs across the country

HEALTH CRISIS CONTINUES: 714 patients are on trolleys in EDs across the country

13 March 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Record trolley figures are absolutely deplorable – says Cork opposition TD Billy Kelleher Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher (A Cork North Central TD) has described the latest INMO figures, which reveal that there are 714 people on trolleys this morning, as “absolutely deplorable”. The figures are the […]

Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary, Bantry General Hospital, Mallow General Hospital – CANCEL appointments for Thursday and Friday – due to Snow

Cork University Hospital, South Infirmary, Bantry General Hospital, Mallow General Hospital – CANCEL appointments for Thursday and Friday – due to Snow

28 February 2018, Wendesday, 7.45pm By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie South / South West Hospital Group can confirm that in order to minimise unnecessary travel risks for patients, all elective and outpatient appointments have been cancelled for Thursday, 1st March, and Friday, 2nd March 2018 in Cork University Hospital; along with The South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital; […]

Meeting of ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’

Meeting of ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’

21 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Community initiative is cutting through the recycling confusion ‘Plastic Free Kinsale’, a new community initiative to reduce unnecessary plastic use and increase recycling, was launched in January by Madeleine Murray and Tara Shine. A recycling workshop has been organised in conjunction with Transition Towns Kinsale and Tidy Towns […]

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

HEALTH POLITICS: Young adults on Cork’s Northside getting raw deal on OT assessments – Kelleher

20 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie 49% of all young Cork people waiting for 1st assessment are on City’s Northside Cork North Central TD, Billy Kelleher has said that children on Cork’s Northside face significantly longer delays in accessing Occupational Therapy services than their peers across the rest of Cork and Kerry. Billy Kelleher […]

CORK CITY CENTRE: Affidea open competitor to VHI Swiftcare Clinic

CORK CITY CENTRE: Affidea open competitor to VHI Swiftcare Clinic

19 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Affidea today officially opened its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City to serve the people of Cork and surrounding areas. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Mr Simon Coveney TD, attended the opening of Affidea’s new state-of-the-art clinic. Affidea’s […]

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

HEALTH POLITICS: New elective hospitals must be for PUBLIC PATIENTS only – says Cork Fianna Fail TD

17 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Responding to reports that the new national development plan is to pledge to build three new elective only hospitals, Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher says that the new hospitals must be for public patients only. “The Government is briefing that these new hospitals will be key to […]

Shine Centre for Autism announced as Cork Airport Charity of the Year 2018

Shine Centre for Autism announced as Cork Airport Charity of the Year 2018

16 February 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Cork Airport has named the Shine Centre for Autism as its Charity of the Year for 2018. Pictured at the announcement at Cork Airport were brothers from Carrigaline, along with Laura Crowley, Manager of Educational Support Services, Shine and Eamon O’Donovan, The Loop Retail Operations Manager, Cork Airport Also included […]

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Cork City Marathon 2018 launched in City Hall

NEWS IN PHOTOS: Cork City Marathon 2018 launched in City Hall

2 February 2018 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Taking place on Sunday 3rd June, the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon is more than a marathon with Full, Half, Team Relay and Youth Challenge categories available to runners and walkers alike. Register now to avail of discounted rates at www.corkcitymarathon.ie. For helpful training tips or to share […]

HEALTH: Cork Pearl of Wisdom event promotes awareness of Cervical Cancer checks

HEALTH: Cork Pearl of Wisdom event promotes awareness of Cervical Cancer checks

30 January 2018 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie Lady Mayoress of Cork, Georgina Fitzgerald invites women aged 25 – 60 years to attend the Cork Pearl of Wisdom event on Wednesday 31st January in the Clayton Hotel at 11am. The event takes place during European Cervical Cancer Prevention Week and aims to raise awareness amongst women […]