Michael Creed TD warned the Minister for Health Mary Harney of the dire consequences of closing Community Hospitals in Macroom, Kanturk, Millstreet and Dunmanway. Speaking during a Dáil debate on Health Deputy Creed said:
Community-based medical services can thwart the onward march to acute hospital facilities if properly structured and delivered. A key component of that is community nursing facilities – the district hospitals. In my constituency, there is Kanturk, Millstreet and Macroom District Hospitals and on the fringes of my constituency, there is Dunmanway District Hospital. I see a threat hanging over those district hospitals. When concluding the debate, I would like the Minister to reassure me about their future.
read the full speech on Michael Creed’s blog
On Saturday, 12th June 2010 an inspiring group which included Finbarr Leahy (with beard) and his many Friends and Family members took a refreshment break at Coleman’s Garage in Minor Row, Millstreet during a sponsored motor bike run from Cork onwards to north Co. Cork returning to Ballincollig Rugby Club – all in aid of the Irish Kidney Association. The enthusiastic group were given a Garda Escort during the trip. We also recorded a brief interview for LTV2 to be broadcast in the Autumn. (Seán Radley for www.millstreet.ie ) [read more …] “Irish Kidney Association Bike Run”
Stephen Kelly, community worker with the HSE, would like to invite residents of Millstreet to an Open Community Forum meeting in St. Joseph’s Gardens (Respond Housing beside St.Patricks Church) Millstreet on Thursday 17th June 2010 at 11am. This will be an opportunity to discuss what is happening in the local community and for local people to share ideas and views on where they live.
The meeting will be followed by some refreshments and a short walk around the walkway in St Josephs Gardens.
Everyone is welcome, if you to attend or have any questions please contact the Health Promotion Department on 021 4921641 and leave your name and telephone number.
Look forward to meeting you all on the day
For more information contact: [read more …] “Millstreet Community Forum Meeting”