SVP South West launch urgent Christmas appeal as calls for help reach over 200 a day

SVP South West launch urgent Christmas appeal as calls for help reach over 200 a day

21 November 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie “Over 200 people in Cork are making calls to St Vincent De Paul (SVP) daily seeking assistance from the charity in the run-up to Christmas.” – according to the Charity, who have launched their annual Christmas car draw The charity says it’s facing unprecedented challenges this year as […]

HEALTH RESEARCH: Clinical trial for newborn lung monitoring system in Cork University Maternity Hospital

HEALTH RESEARCH: Clinical trial for newborn lung monitoring system in Cork University Maternity Hospital

20 November 2020 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The INFANT Research Centre University College Cork (UCC), in collaboration with IPIC at Tyndall National Institute, are working on a new project called NIOMI (Non-Invasive lung Oxygen Monitoring of Infants). The NIOMI study research team is developing a new optical system for monitoring lung function in newborn infants. […]

Mercy University Hospital, Cork uses ‘FlipPad’ to keep iPads clean

Mercy University Hospital, Cork uses ‘FlipPad’ to keep iPads clean

16 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork Hospital uses medical-grade iPad covers The Mercy University Hospital’s journey with FlipPads started around 5-years-ago when the Medical Oncology Department approached Micheal Sheridan, CEO of The Mercy Hospital Foundation. Micheal had a clear vision, Mercy hospital needed a better form of patient entertainment. Micheal said, “There would […]

Corkman’s online pharmacy ‘Healthwave.ie’ removes medical card prescription charges

Corkman’s online pharmacy ‘Healthwave.ie’ removes medical card prescription charges

16 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Founded in 2013 by Ballincollig based pharmacy graduate Shane O’Sullivan, Healthwave’s mission is to “change the retail pharmacy model in Ireland through technology and delivery services”. Healthwave is Ireland’s largest digital pharmacy service, dispensing prescriptions to over 15,000 members each month. Healthwave also has a large traditional pharmacy […]

HEALTH CHARITY: Cope Foundation needs office space in Cork – to help with social distancing

HEALTH CHARITY: Cope Foundation needs office space in Cork – to help with social distancing

16 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Cork disabilities organisation appeals to businesses to offer suitable space to assist in the full resumption of essential services Cope Foundation is appealing to businesses and groups to provide suitable, spare space to enable them to continue providing a day service for the people supported by the organisation. […]

How to Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

How to Avoid Seasonal Affective Disorder

15 November 2020 By Marie Miguel news@TheCork.ie Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is very common, especially when we start to prepare for winter and the changing season. With the coronavirus happening, that, combined with COVID depression has been hard for many. While some have managed to cope with virtual activities, such as bingo nights or […]

Nursing homes in Cork receive hygiene certification

Nursing homes in Cork receive hygiene certification

12 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Residential facilities in Macroom, Montenotte, Clonakilty and Ballynoe in Cork A nursing home group with residential facilities in Cork, Dublin, Meath and Waterford has been awarded the ‘Hygiene Assured’ certification by the Food Safety Company. CareChoice Ireland is the first nursing home group to receive the certification, which […]

ESB awards more than €45,000 in funding to support four Cork-based organisations

ESB awards more than €45,000 in funding to support four Cork-based organisations

11 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie ESB has awarded more than €45,000 to four Cork-based organisations working in the areas of homelessness, mental health, and education. This support is part of ESB’s Energy for Generations Fund which provides more than €1m annually in direct assistance through a quarterly fund to organisations working in the […]

HEALTH WORKERS: suffering from COVID19 overwork

HEALTH WORKERS: suffering from COVID19 overwork

11 November 2020 By Mary Bermingham mary@TheCork.ie On Thursday 26th November 2020 (Thanksgiving Day), Ag Eisteacht, Dr Nicola O’ Sullivan and The Social and Health Education Project (SHEP) are holding a one-day seminar and virtual workshops to support frontline workers’ health and wellbeing. The ‘Reconnecting with the heart of frontline practice’ seminar is open to all frontline practitioners […]

WEST CORK: Clon Distillery Raises €1,155 for West Cork Rapid Response

WEST CORK: Clon Distillery Raises €1,155 for West Cork Rapid Response

10 November 2020 By Tom Collins tom@TheCork.ie Clonakilty Distillery Founder, Michael Scully with Marketing Executive, Cliodhna Scully, pictured presenting a cheque for €1,155 to Dr Jason van der Velde of West Cork Rapid Response, following a charity auction held by Clonakilty in partnership with Irish Whiskey Auctions in mid-October. West Cork Rapid Response have said […]

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