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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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”

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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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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TV3’s Chef Adrian’s Christmas Cooking Demonstration

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Tonight (Tuesday 17th)
Not to be missed !!

TV3’s Chef Adrian will be giving a Christmas cooking demonstration in Millstreet GAA Hall on 17th November hosted by O’Leary’s Family Butchers in association with Millstreet Community School Transition Year Students in aid of Millstreet Community Hospital.

Tickets €10 availabe from O Leary’s Family Butchers, Instyle Hair Design & Transition Year Students. Anyone who watches Chef Adrian knows how entertaining and informative he is – so look forward to a great evening!

Wonderfully Successful Fianna Fáil Quiz Event for Millstreet Hospital

At McCarthy's Bar on Friday, 6th Nov. 2015 a wonderfully successful Fianna Fáil Quiz was held in aid of St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet which realised a most impressive €850.00 for the praiseworthy cause. Pictured here are the two winning Teams who very kindly donated their winnings back to the overall fund. Also included are the Organisers. click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
At McCarthy’s Bar on Friday, 6th Nov. 2015 a wonderfully successful Fianna Fáil Quiz was held in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet which realised a most impressive €850.00 for the praiseworthy cause. Pictured here are the two winning Teams who very kindly donated their winnings back to the overall fund. Also included are the Organisers. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Dedicated Organisers - Cllr. Bernard Moynihan and John O'Leary.
Dedicated Organisers – Cllr. Bernard Moynihan and John O’Leary.
Liam Fitzgerald, Cullen - Brilliant Quizmaster at the event which Liam's wife was the marvellous Corrector of the various team sheets.
Liam Fitzgerald, Cullen – Brilliant Quizmaster at the event while Liam’s wife (not pictured here) was the marvellous Corrector of the various team sheets.
Just some of the many enthusiastic participants at the event.
Just some of the many enthusiastic participants at the event.

The very welcoming atmosphere in the Bar – thanks to Joanne and Gerard – was a very appropriate venue for the very successful event.  Let’s now observe some more images from the very enjoyable night. [read more …] “Wonderfully Successful Fianna Fáil Quiz Event for Millstreet Hospital”

Matron Lena Kelleher Retires Following 39 Wonderfully Dedicated Years

Matron Lena Kelleher cuts the cake in the presence of present and past members of Staff on her recent retirement as Matron of Millstreet Community Hospital.  Matron Lena was Matron for 29 wonderfully dedicated years having spent 10 year as Staff Nurse before that in the Community Hospital.  Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
Matron Lena Kelleher cuts the cake on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 in the presence of present and past members of Staff on her recent retirement as Matron of Millstreet Community Hospital. Matron Lena was Matron for 29 wonderfully dedicated years having spent 10 equally inspiring years as Staff Nurse before that in the Community Hospital.  This first reception followed the celebration of Mass by Canon J. Fitzgerald and Fr. P. O’Byrne at the Hospital.  A public celebration for Lena is envisaged later in the Autumn while this reception concentrated mainly on Staff and Patients who were delighted to mark such a very special occasion with a marvellous bar-b-que (with Jerry P.O’Leary and Staff) plus a great evening of song and dance.  Lots more pictures to follow later.  And Mark O’Donovan will have a special feature in the “Corkman”. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Matron Lena Kelleher (on left) hands over the official keys to new Acting Matron, Noreen McSweeney at Lena's recent Retirement Reception in Millstreet Community Hospital.
Matron Lena Kelleher (on left) hands over the official keys to new Acting Matron, Noreen McSweeney at Lena’s recent Retirement Reception in Millstreet Community Hospital.
Pictured at the recent Retirement Reception - Wonderfully dedicated Staff Members for many years at Millstreet Community Hospital - from left:  Nora Buckley, Declan Ryan, Matron Lena Kelleher and Kay Murphy (who made the magnificent Retirement Cake).
Pictured at the recent Retirement Reception – Wonderfully dedicated Staff Members for many years at Millstreet Community Hospital – from left: Nora Buckley, Declan Ryan, Matron Lena Kelleher and Kay Murphy (who made the magnificent Retirement Cake).
Presentation to Matron Lena Kelleher by the Therapeutic Hand Care Team from the Kanturk/Millstreet Red Cross.
Presentation to Matron Lena Kelleher by the Therapeutic Hand Care Team from the Kanturk/Millstreet Red Cross.

Kilcorney Table Quiz for Millstreet Hospital

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.

Rumblings over Community Hospitals

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St.Joseph’s Community Millstreet Hospital – photo by TMC Photography (Jan 2015)

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.

The latest inspection reports a “warm environment … residents voiced how happy they were with the care they received … how residents enjoyed the food of offer … Staff exhibited an in-depth knowledgeable about [read more …] “Rumblings over Community Hospitals”

Staff Christmas Jumper Day 2014 at Supervalu Millstreet

Friday, 19th Dec. 2014 has been Supervalu's Staff Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St. Joseph's Community Hospital, Millstreet.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Friday, 19th Dec. 2014 has been Supervalu’s Staff Christmas Jumper Day in aid of St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Millstreet.   Click on the images to enlarge.   (S.R.)

2Christmas Jumper Day 2014 at Supervalu -8002014 12 19 028-8001Christmas Jumper Day 2014 at Supervalu -800There has been an uplifting and generous response to the appeal while the dedicated Staff have truly entered into the cheerfulness of Christmas in their superbly colourful [read more …] “Staff Christmas Jumper Day 2014 at Supervalu Millstreet”