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 […]

[Video] Wheelchair user walks in Cork thanks to EksoSkeleton

[Video] Wheelchair user walks in Cork thanks to EksoSkeleton

1st March 2014, Saturday By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie http://twitter.com/david_osullivan A device that allows wheelchair users to walk has been demonstrated in Cork. More than 300 stroke survivors, doctors, therapists and allied health professionals and students attended a Conference in Cork on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Stoke yesterday (Friday) Organised by Saint Finbarr’s Hospital Stroke Rehabilitation […]

Arthritis Ireland Seminar in Wilton

5th February 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie The Cork Branch of Arthritis Ireland are holding a Support Group Meeting on tonight (Wednesday 5th February), at 7.30pm, in Bru Columbanus, Wilton, Cork. The seminar is being presented by Christine O’Sullivan, Nutrionist on Nutrition and Arthritis. This practical presentation will help you understand how nutrition and our […]

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

Cork Pharmacist shakes up prices

15th Janaury 2014 By Elaine Murphy elaine@TheCork.ie Despite numerous price drops in recent years, Ireland is still one of the most expensive countries in the world to buy medicine, particularly prescription medication. However, Healthwave, a new pharmacy based in Dundrum with an online channel, is set to disrupt the Irish market significantly by providing medications, […]

HSE and GAA tackle stress together

7th January 2014 By David O’Sullivan david@TheCork.ie The HSE South and the GAA join forces to help tackle stress – a first in Ireland Minister of State, Kathleen Lynch, is to launch a HSE South and GAA joint initiative to help people deal with stress in their lives on Wednesday, 8th January 2014 at Páirc […]

Bantry Hospital goes “smoke-free” from today

6 January 2014 By David O’Sullivan news@TheCork.ie Bantry General Hospital (BGH) will become a smoke-free campus from today, meaning smoking will not be permitted anywhere on the general hospital grounds. The introduction of this new policy, which is supported by the hospital’s Executive Management Board, will apply to all staff, patients, visitors and contractors ensuring […]