Áine Collins Statement on Millstreet Hospital – Tuesday 23rd February
Firstly I would like to assure everyone that Millstreet Hospital will continue to play a vital part in our community. The hospital is very much part of our Capital Investment Plan and it will improve and extend the Hospital. The funding we secured of €5.75 million to invest in the facilities of the hospital confirms this.
The funds are going to towards a much needed extension to the hospital, which will improve the facilities including the respite care beds. But with all renovations, there will be distributions and this will impact on the respite care beds and any patients needing respite care will be accommodated in nearby community hospitals and nursing homes to cause as little disruption to patients and their families as possible. [read more …] “Áine Collins Statement on Millstreet Hospital – Tuesday 23rd February”
On February 22nd, 2016, Tommy, Lyrenageeha and formerly of Millstreet and Boherbue, eldest son of the late Dan and Sheila, brother of the late Donal and Mary, partner of the late Maureen. Deeply regretted by his children Martina, Catriona and Danny their mother Theresa, brothers JoJo, Brendie and Sean, grandchildren Jade, Leah and Reuben, aunts Nora and Peggy, extended family, relatives and friends. May He Rest in Peace.
Reposing in St. Gobnait’s Church, Ballyvourney, on Wednesday evening from 6pm with prayers at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Thursday at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St.Gobnait’s Cemetery.
Following an unannounced inspection by HIQA two weeks ago, the four respite beds at Millstreet Hospital have been removed from service, meaning that people from Millstreet will now have to go to nursing homes in Mallow, Boherbue or elsewhere in order to get respite. They want a guarantee of an investment €400,000 in the bathrooms in order to reopen them, despite an upcoming investment of €5.7 million on upgrading and extending facilities.
Listen to the audio below from Patricia Messenger’s show on C103 this morning where the Áine Collins and Steven O’Riordan discussed the proplem (from 38:55)
Dia is mhuire diobh go leir and welcome to my updates from Millstreet.
Now whats new. I’ve been asked to mention that lots of our people in the Millstreet area are bothered by the problem of fouling by dogs . It happens on footpaths, gardens and so on. It is very upsetting for those affected, and the culprits are asked to please be mindful of this when their family pet is out of doors.
And there’s more, that of the overhanging shrubs and trees along our public walkways, not the Town Park. This problem is two fold. That of the heavy raindrops when walking there and also the eerie feeling that those using these areas get when walking in these darkened places.
Well as promised I’ve given these items an airing and it’s up to those who can do something about them to please, take action.
Our lovely Joan Casey was further honoured at the weekend when she was presented with the All Ireland Volunteer Camogie Award. In appreciation of her fifteen years as leader of our highly successful camogie club.
The presentation was made at Croke Park and many of our Camogie Club committee members went along to support her. Well done to them all, and long live our Camogie Club.
Due to circumstances beyond their control the people of Aubane are concerned about the future of their school bus service. And a public meeting will be held at the social centre on this Thursday night to discuss the problem. All welcome.