[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

[Audio] Cllr/Psychologist is new Chair of HSE South Regional Forum

12th July 2014 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie A Former Lord Mayor of Cork City has been elected chairman of the HSE South Regional Health Forum. The forum is a place where elected Councillors from across Munster have the chance to put questions to HSE officials. Many topical issues are raised throughout the year including: progress […]

[Audio] West Cork Rapid Reponse Doctor named is Cork Person of the Month

24th June 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A West Doctor has been named Cork Person of the month to mark his many years of voluntary life-saving work. Dr. Jason van der Velde is a Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine Physician working in the Emergency Department in Cork University Hospital but in his own time also mans a 4-wheel-drive 999/112 dispatched vehicle […]

[Audio] Mizen Primary Health care centre opened by Minister

14th June 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie A “primary health care centre” has been officially opened in Schull. Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care Alex White TD, travelled to West Cork yesterday afternoon. The Centre covers the Mizen Peninsula spanning Goleen, Crookhaven, Schull, Ballydehob, and Durrus. The centre […]

[Audio] Cork City Marathon

[Audio] Cork City Marathon

2nd June 2014, Bank Holiday Monday By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The annual Cork City Marathon takes place this morning. Around 7,500 will take part, and twice that number, 15-thousand are expected to line the route to cheer on the entrants. There is a full marathon, half marathon, Team relay, and youth section and action gets underway at […]

Value for money in Health: UCC Conference today

8th April 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie Health systems worldwide are grappling with rising costs, demographic challenges and increasing incidence of chronic diseases, resulting in increased spending on health. This is leading to a focus on achieving greater value for money from health systems. However, it is important that increased efficiency should not come at […]

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

[Audio] 2.5m CT suite opens at Mercy Hospital

5th April 2014, Saturday By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie Two new state-of-the art CT Scanners have been unveiled at The Mercy Hospital. The new C-T imaging Suite was officially opened yesterday afternoon by Minister Simon Coveney. The advanced scanners will enable the diagnosis of a wide range of diseases, and allow the staff at the Radiology […]

[Special Audio Report] Smoking Ban in Cork

1st April 2014, Tuesday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Last week marked the 10th Anniversary of the workplace smoking ban in Ireland. We all know that Smoking damages health, but there are  groups who are in favour of giving smokers choices, and if a person – knowing the facts – still wishes to make a personal […]

[Audio] Munster Rugby player visits former Bishopstown Primary School

[Audio] Munster Rugby player visits former Bishopstown Primary School

21st March 2014. Friday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie Rugby’s Donncha O’Callaghan has visited his former primary school in Bishopstown to talk about efforts being made by UNICEF to eradicate polio in the next 4 years. The Munster and Ireland lock is a UNICEF ambassador and recently returned from a four-day fact finding trip to Nigeria. O’Callaghan was “in […]

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

Joan Hamilton is February Cork Person of the Month

By David O’Sullivan 5th March 2014 david@TheCork.ie Joan Hamilton of Slí Eile in North Cork was named Cork Person of the Month for her unique work and treatment for those suffering with mental health issues. Joan’s approach is based on the belief that people have the capacity to recover their mental health, and that given […]