[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

[Audio] Calls for County Council to open Bottlehill landfill

28th August 2014 By David O’Sullivan http://twitter.com/david_osullivan The so-called Bottlehill “Superdump” in North County Cork might open sooner than many anticipated. In recent days protests on the Northside of Cork City at the Country Clean waste facility escalated. However management of Country clean have now entered into “constructive dialogue” with the protest group. The Mayor […]

[Audio] Mandatory medical insurance wanted by Cork Senator

5th August 2014 By Tom O’Sullivan tom@TheCork.ie All practicing Doctors will be have to have full insurance under a new bill being backed by a Cork Senator. At the moment there is no requirement for medical practitioners to have adequate indemnity insurance cover; meaning that a patient might not compensated in the event of malpractice. […]

[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 […]