St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend

Sincere congratulations to Aubane’s St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s truly magnificent win in the Junior B Football Championship on Saturday night in Millstreet Town Park.  The very popular Club has members from not just Aubane and Mushera but well beyond. At the Club’s Annual Church gate Collection over the weekend not just one but two superb Cups were proudly displayed.  Trainer Jimmy Murphy had a very busy schedule on Saturday night as he made it in time following the successful outcome in the important match to be present at “The Pub” in Carriganima to present substantial cheques to both Millstreet and Macroom Hospitals (fuller pictorial report on that event later) as a result of the Annual Fun Run in Carriganima.  Since this event began a most impressive €13,000.00 has been presented to assist fundraising in the hospitals.  Here we share some 11 images from the uplifting weekend.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “St. John’s G.A.A. Club’s Magnificent Win This Weekend”

Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon

Sunday, 27th May 2018 marked the wonderfully successful Open Day at St. Joseph’s Millstreet Community Hospital during which Matron Margaret Collins (in red above) and her superb Staff welcomed an enormous assembly of Guests from far and wide including Doctors, Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P., Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Noel Buckley (Chairman of Millstreet Community Council), former Staff including Matron Lena…and many relatives of Hospital Residents.   A magnificent barbeque was provided by Jerry P. and James O’Leary & Staff while delicious baking was enjoyed by all with teas and coffee.   Guests were hugely impressed by the guided tour which they received of the Hospital with its most impressive new developments.   Here we share some twenty images of the very special  occasion with its splendid atmosphere….with more to follow later.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.) [read more …] “Magnificent Open Day at Millstreet Community Hospital on Sunday Afternoon”

Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I

Cllr John Paul O’Shea recently gave an update on the upgrade works at Millstreet Community Hospital:

“Currently completing Phase 1 of its refurbishment and their design team is currently reviewing existing layouts and accommodation in line with HIQA requirements and it is envisaged planning permission will be sought for Phase 2 of the refurbishment in early 2019. Both hospitals must adhere to the Health Information & Quality Authority National Standards for Resident Care Settings for Older People.”

This is good news, but it looks like Phase Two is still a long way away. In the Seanad questions and answers last Thursday (May 17th), in response to Senator Colm Burke’s questions on Kanturk and Millstreet Hospitals, Junior Minister Catherine Byrne TD said that the planning application would be 2019, construction hopefully to start in 2020, and finalisation in 2021 … so three years before phase 2 is complete   [read more …] “Progress on Millstreet Community Hospital Phase I”

“Radio Treasures” on Thursday This Week 9:30 – 11:00 pm

We thank Michael O’Leary and Elwood from Louisville, Kentucky, USA for the presentation of this truly magnificent book outlining in brilliant colour the history of the world famous race which takes place annually on the first Sat. in May – So this year it’s on Sat. 5th May 2018. This beautiful book plus a very fine Tee Shirt will be displayed in Millstreet Museum.

“Radio Treasures” this week is being broadcast on Thursday, 3rd May 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 pm.  We feature our usual mixture of cheerful songs, music and musings.   And, of course, being the start of Summer (!) we include Canon Sydney McEwan’s “Bring Flowers of the Fairest” plus some special Showband Favourites.   We hope also to feature the official launch recordings of Killarney’s “Nathan’s Walk” supporting Darkness into Light for Pieta House….This special item will be transmitted at 10pm.  And we chat about the background to the pictures below.  Click on the images to enlarge. We invite you to tune into our weekly broadcast this week on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:00 pm on www.corkmusicstation.com   

Banteer’s Glen Theatre Drama Group will present their magnificent production of “It Runs in the Family” at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thurs. 3rd May 2018 and at the Market Place Theatre in Armagh City on Sat. 5th May. Every success to the superbly talented Drama Group.

Nora Murphy’s Class from Presentation N.S. presents a €600.00 cheque to Matron Margaret Collins at Millstreet Community Hospital resulting from a recent Bake and Cake Sale in the School.
Dr. Michael with his wife, Maria accepts a presentation from Matron Margaret Collins on his recent retirement in his role as Resident Doctor to the Community Hospital….And below Mary Fitzgerald also makes a presentation.

 

What a pleasant surprise in the post this morning! “Comhnasc” is the national Journal of the Retired Teachers of Ireland. The Photographer with a powerful telephoto lens captured us as we attened the recent Annual Convention in Dublin’s Gresham Hotel. The response has been quite uplifting!

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More Donations from Volunteering Fundraisers

As the generosity of the local businesses and community was so great during the fundraising efforts for my volunteering in India, it allowed other donations to be made to two other very worthy causes Marymount Hospice and Millstreet Community Hospital. €910 has been donated to both (pictures below).

I shall send updates during my 10 weeks of volunteering. I have received my itinerary for the first four weeks and I shall be teaching a class of 30 kids in Palampur aged between 10 -15 yrs. I will be teaching English, mathematics, general knowledge and sports to them.

Again a massive thank you to everyone who helped out, took part and donated to these volunteering efforts – Celina.

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Corkery’s Bar Annual St Stephens Day Quiz – Thank You

Corkery’s bar would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in this years quiz. A total of €1,040 was raised which will be split between Millstreet Hospital and The Cope Foundation

A big thanks as well to Bernard Murphy for setting the questions and to all those who helped run the quiz.

Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church

Millstreet Community Hospital are looking to renovate their palliative care room in the hospital and are in need of your help. If you can come to our concert on the 8th of December it would be greatly appreciated.Tickets are available at Millstreet Hospital and from local outlets.
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Very Generous Cheque Presentation to Hospital from Stretcher & Bingo Events

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.)

 

Presentation of Impressive Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque to Hospital

A very impressive cheque resulting from the recent Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital on Thursday evening. Among the speakers were John O’Leary, Margaret Collins and Lena Kelleher. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

Fianna Fáil Cumann organised its annual Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. It was a splendid success and realised a most impressive €1,223.00 for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Here we share our first selection of images from the very enjoyable at which Noreen Meade was the truly excellent MC while John O’Leary and Cllr. Bernard Moynihan as well as Deputy Michael Moynihan, T.D. coordinated the event most efficiently. Cork Rose Denise Collins and her Mum who attended representing Millstreet Hospital addressed the large gathering to express sincere thanks for this hugely appreciated annual gesture.  Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Winners representing McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet.
Runners-up – The Church Street Ladies.

[read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Quiz for Millstreet Hospital”

Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back

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.

“However, it has come to light recently that the contract with the private operator has ended, yet the six beds have not been reopened in Millstreet Community Hospital.  [read more …] “Millstreet Community Hospital must get its respite care beds back”

Very Successful Card Event for St. Joseph’s Community Hospital

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.)16christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 3christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 5christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000 12christmas-in-millstreet-2016-1000And 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”

Presentation to Millstreet Men’s Shed at Millstreet Community Hospital

Matron Margaret Collins presents a special gesture to Ivor of Millstreet Men's Shed in recognition of the magnificent Planting Table Units so creatively designed and manufactured by the many dedicated members of Millstreet Men's Shed at Macroom Road. Also present for the important occasion was the very beautiful Cork Rose - Denise Collins (Margaret's daughter). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Matron Margaret Collins of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital presents a special gesture to Ivor of Millstreet Men’s Shed in recognition of the magnificent Planting Table Units so creatively designed and manufactured by the many dedicated members of Millstreet Men’s Shed at Macroom Road for use by the Hospital Residents during the planting season. Also present for the important occasion was the very beautiful Cork Rose – Denise Collins (Margaret’s daughter). Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Death Notice: Richie McAuliffe, Umeraboy

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

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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

On the Election Trail at Dr. Pat O'Callaghan's Estate in Kanturk this afternoon - Áine Collins, T.D. with member of her dedicated Team. We thank Conor Breen for sharing the Statement and Chart below. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
On the Election Trail at Dr. Pat O’Callaghan’s Estate in Kanturk this afternoon – Áine Collins, T.D. with members of her dedicated Team. We thank Conor Breen for sharing the Statement and Chart below. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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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”

Respite Beds cut from Millstreet Hospital

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)
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Cheque Presentation to Hospital from Very Successful Coffee Morning

Patricia Guerin presents a €560.00 Cheque to Noreen McSweeney at St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet following a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall. A further similar cheque was presented to COPE Foundation in Mallow. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Patricia Guerin joined by some of her wonderfully dedicated helpers (the Murphy Triplets and Phil Sheehan) presents a €560.00 Cheque to Noreen McSweeney at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet following a very successful Coffee Morning at Millstreet G.A.A. Community Hall. A further similar cheque was presented to COPE Foundation in Mallow. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Fianna Fáil Quiz Cheque Presentation to Millstreet Community Hospital

Following the recent superbly successful Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy's Bar, Millstreet - a very impressive cheque for €875.00 was presented to St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet.  Accepting the cheque - Noreen McSweeney,  Acting Director of Nursing (seated second from left) from Margaret Fitzgerald, Quiz Coordinator supreme.  Also included at the presentation event in the Hospital on 8th Dec. 2015 were Cllr. Bernard Moynihan and John O'Leary - Organisers of the splendid fundraising event.   Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Following the recent superbly successful Fianna Fáil Quiz at McCarthy’s Bar, Millstreet – a very impressive cheque for €875.00 was presented to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet. Accepting the cheque – Noreen McSweeney, Acting Director of Nursing (seated second from left) from Margaret Fitzgerald, Quiz Coordinator supreme. Also included at the presentation event in the Hospital on 8th Dec. 2015 were Cllr. Bernard Moynihan and John O’Leary – Organisers of the splendid fundraising event. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

Aubane Presents Halloween Cheque to Millstreet Community Hospital

A very impressive cheque for €1,200.00 was presented at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet by Aubane Social Club following the successful annual Halloween Fancy Dress Event some weeks ago.   Refreshments for those present tonight was kindly provided by Billy and the Wallis Arms Staff.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
A very impressive cheque for €1,200.00 was presented at the Wallis Arms Hotel tonight to St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet by Aubane Social Club following the successful annual Halloween Fancy Dress Event some weeks ago. Refreshments for those present tonight were kindly provided by Billy and the Wallis Arms Staff.  Appropriate words of thanks were expressed.   Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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