A most impressive cheque for €3,400.00 was presented by Celina O’Mahony (seated 2nd from left) who was representing the superb Organisers of the exciting Fundraising Stretcher Race in May (Siobhán Tarrant and Linda O’Mahony were especially thanked for their great dedication together with other team participants). The Bingo Event on New Year’s Day held in the Bush Bar was organised by Sheila Barrett and her wonderful team. Receiving the cheque for the Friends of Millstreet Community Hospital is Noreen McSweeney. The Race resulted in a fund of €2,600.00 while the Bingo made €800.00 for the praiseworthy cause. Connie Hickey of the Bush Bar was especially thanked for his wonderfully kind support and cooperation. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Cork North West TD, Michael Moynihan has said that the HSE in Cork need to ensure that respite care beds that were transferred from Millstreet Community Hospital to a private facility to allow for refurbishment works are returned as quickly as possible.
“Last year, six respite care beds were moved to allow refurbishment works be completed. A contract with a private operator was agreed to ensure that the existing capacity was not diminished.
The annual Card Drive event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet took place at Green Glens on Sunday night, 11th Dec. 2016. Here we share a selection of images from the very successful event. The public address system was superbly provided by Brian Murphy of Clondrohid. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)And we share a further selection of pictures below regarding the Annual Card Drive. [read more …] “Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital”
The unexpected death has occurred at Millstreet Community Hospital on 3rd May, 2016 of Richard McAuliffe, Umeraboy, Knocknagree, Cork. Richard (Richie), dear husband of the late Kathleen (nee O’Connor) Loving father of Mary and much adored granddad of Caitlin. Deeply mourned by his daughter, granddaughter, relatives, neighbours and many friends. May he rest in Peace.
Reposing at O’Leary Funeral Parlour, Knocknagree on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm followed by removal to Christ the King Church, Knocknagree. Requiem Mass on Friday at 12 noon, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Millstreet Community Hospital.
Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club handed over proceeds from the Tour of Sliabh Luachra 2015 to the matron of Millstreet Community Hospital, Margaret Collins. The money will be used to purchase beds, mattresses and a garden bench. We were treated to a delicious raspberry roulade, cakes and a welcome cup of tea during our visit to the hospital.
Pictured at the front of the hospital are Sineád McCarthy, Margaret Collins, Hannelie O’Connor and Joan Collins.
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”
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)
Kilcorney Development Association will be holding a fund-raising table quiz in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital at Moll Carthy’s Bridge Bar on this Friday night February 13th commencing at 8.30pm. Everybody welcome.
Great night’s entertainment is assured. Please come along and support this worthy cause.
In mid January, newspaper reports began to emerge of problems with many nursing homes across the country, especially in light of upcoming new stricter regulations from HIQA. It became a national political event for a few days, but unfortunately St.Joseph’s Community Hospital Millstreet was one of six in Cork that were mentioned.
Local FG TD Michael Creed dismissed suggestions that the local hospitals faced closure, but FF leader Mícheál Martin insisted that a huge crisis was looming due to new stricter HIQA requirements that are coming in July 2015.
At a local meeting, FG TD Áine Collins suggested that a private modern hospital should be built to replace St. Josephs, and that the community should get behind it.
Locally people have put a lot of time and money to upgrade and maintain our local hospital, because God forbid we can’d afford to lose another service in our community. It’s hard to know what will happen, only time will tell, but it can’t be stressed enough that these services should remain local.