Vomiting bug strikes St Finbarr’s Hospital

26 February 2015 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Strict visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at the Rehabilitation Unit at St. Finbarr’s Hospital. The Unit is closed to admissions and the public are being asked to refrain from visiting the unit due to an outbreak of Norovirus at the unit. This is in the […]

Thank Mercy The Flu has Flown

10 February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH), Cork have been lifted and normal visiting arrangements have fully resumed. The management at the hospital have praised staff for dealing effectively with the recent cases of influenza and have also sincerely thanked the public for their cooperation with the […]

Flu restrictions still in place at Mercy Hospital

9th February 2015 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions due to an increased number of Influenza cases at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) will remain in place and will be reviewed again early tomorrow. While the situation regarding the number of influenza cases at the hospital is improving MUH will continue to restrict all hospital […]

Mercy Hospital visitor restrictions remain in place

8th February 2015 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Visiting restrictions at Cork’s Mercy University Hospital (MUH) will remain in place and will be reviewed again tomorrow. MUH is restricting all hospital visits, with the exception of the children’s ward and critical care areas, due to an increased number of Influenza cases. The hospital has invoked visitor […]

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

FF Health spokesman Billy Kelleher accuses Health Minister of “another PR campaign”

23rd January 2015 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has accused the Health Minister of launching another PR campaign rather than coming up with tangible measures to tackle the real problems facing our health service. On the very morning when we learn that the HSE has launched an investigation into […]

Walk-in interviews for nurses jobs at Mater Private Cork over Christmas

29th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Open interviews will take place at Mater Private Cork, which is located at City Gate Mahon, on December 30th 2014 to recruit over 25 nurses as part of the hospital’s ongoing expansion. The 75 bed private hospital is recruiting for nurses across a range of specialities including Surgical, […]

Winter bug affects Cork Hospital

15th December 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie The Mercy University Hospital (MUH) has cancelled all hospital visits with the exception of the children’s ward for 24 hours due to an outbreak of the winter vomiting flu. The hospital is seeking the public’s cooperation with the restrictions but will deal with exceptional cases on an individual […]

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

Cork County Council must do more to tackle Homelessness

8th December 2014, Wednesday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan Sinn Féin Cllr Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has claimed that Cork County Council is simply not doing enough to tackle the issue of homelessness. Speaking after a report was presented to Councillors at today’s meeting of Cork County Council, following on from a motion tabled by Cllr Ó […]

[Video] Cork should “Boycott water charges” says Joe Higgins TD

7th October 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan It was only around 9 months ago that I met Joe Higgins last in Cork. That was for the launch of the Anti Austerity Alliance, which has since become the de facto new name of the Socialist Party. [click here to hear that interview] Well the Anti Austerity […]