Marking 32 years of supreme dedication at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet a very special Retirement Reception was held on the evening of Friday, 16th Nov. 2018 at Corkery’s Bar, West End, Millstreet to honour Joan Collins on her retirement. Staff members enjoyed a splendid occasion during which the very popular Joan was made a number of presentations with many words of great praise delivered. We wish Joan a very Happy, Healthy and Fulfilling Retirement following her inspiring work for the past 32 years at the Hospital. Here we share a selection of images from the magnificent reception. We thank Patricia Robertson (Clerical Officer at the Hospital) for alerting us to the special occasion. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.) [read more …] “Wonderful Retirement Reception for Joan Collins”
Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Older People Jim Daly TD visited both Millstreet and Kanturk Community Hospitals yesterday. It was good for the Management & Staff at the Hospitals to show the Minister the good work and care that takes place in these facilities and update him on the progress of refurbishment plans for each Hospital. Also pictured are Cllr. John Paul O’Shea, Matron Margaret Collins, and HSE.
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”
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”
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” 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
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.
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.
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.
[read more …] “Christmas Concert in Millstreet Church”
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.
“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”
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”
We also recorded a very interesting interview with Cork Rose Denise who was so wonderfully obliging in sharing her many happy memories of the Rose of Tralee experience. This will later feature on Cork Music Station and also on LTV2 Millstreet. Further images follow below: [read more …] “Presentation to Millstreet Men’s Shed at Millstreet 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)
Best wishes for 2016
from everyone in
Millstreet Community Hospital.
Thank you for your
great support during 2015.