Ten years on, Megan O'Brien talks about her Stroke and her recovery Meaghan O’Brien suffered a stroke at just 22 years of age. Meaghan, who is originally from Boston but now lives in Dingle, was in the gym when she recognised F.A.S.T. symptoms of a stroke. She was rushed to hospital by helicopter to have life-saving treatment. “I was in ICU and surrounded by doctors and machines – it was so scary. I couldn’t do anything – I couldn’t sit up, go to the toilet or move my head.” Meaghan’s family was given the devastating news that she would never [...]
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And!... The awards go to; Bluebird Care announced: Last Friday we we're joined by some of the incredible members of the Bluebird Care team at our annual awards ceremony. A day where we not only recognise but celebrate the incredible people that make a difference to so many lives each and every day! We would like to congratulate all our amazing nominees and thank them for their continued commitment to delivering quality care right across Ireland! BLUEBIRD CARE CARE COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR 2023 We are incredibly proud to announce our Care Coordinator of the Year for 2023, Ruth [...]
The National Ambulance Service of Ireland (NAS) celebrates amazing people during World Kindness DayThis #WorldKindnessDay we're celebrating the amazing people who work with us in the National Ambulance Service and their acts of kindness.Fred Lotty is not only a dedicated Cork City Community First Responder, but also volunteers with Feed Cork helping to fight food poverty.We're proud to work with Fred and the many, many other kind people like him across NAS and the CFR groups.Source: NAS "Well done Fred, you deserve every accolade awarded to you".... Eric and everyone at Rapid Response CPR Training.
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. The 2022 global observance to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be around the overarching theme of innovation and transformative solutions for inclusive development, covering in three different interactive dialogues the following thematic topics: Innovation for disability inclusive development in [...]
Extension Lead Warning – Fire Hazard Thank you Ben Bell – Managing Director at SAFESPARK LTD for the following warning regarding extension leads; With the increase in use of these type of extension reels over the festive period we thought we would give you some free advice. Two ratings are given for these extension reels. One is unwound, the other is fully wound. The picture below is what happens when you don’t fully unwind them and take more wattage than they state! It acts like a heater causing the cable to overheat and melt together. Please [...]
Mardyke Entertainment Complex celebrates First Aid and Security re-certification for their Management Team The Mardyke Entertainment Complex sent a huge thank you to Cork City Community Responders and Shenan O’Mahony CPO M.Sec.I.I who made their journey of gaining these qualifications so insightful, useful and also enjoyable. It was celebration time in The Mardyke Entertainment Complex as the Management Team received their certifications in Cardiac First Response and PSA Door Security Supervisor. They couldn’t be prouder of this team who work tirelessly to ensure the happiness and safety of all of our customers. Shenan says: “Such a [...]
If available, seek assistance from a lifeguard as they are qualified First Aiders As soon as possible submerge the area which has been stung, invariably the foot, into water as hot as you can withstand, this increases the blood flow which assists natural cleaning and healing, the heat also helps to breakdown the proteins of the venom, it's always advisable to seek medical help. To avoid scalding, place the affected area in unheated water first and then add hot water until the appropriate temperature is achieved. Maintain this temperature. Keep affected area submerged until pain starts to subside. This can [...]
Cork City Community First Responders are starting off a series of talks with guest speakers. They are delighted to announce that their first speaker will be Emergency Department Nurse Manager of 8 years; Clodagh Harrington. Clodagh Specialised in Emergency Care and has spent 19 years with the Order of Malta, Carrigaline and is also actively involved in her local First Responder Group in Carrigaline, Co. Cork. Clodagh promises to deliver some very good advice on Substance Abuse which includes drugs and alcohol and a very interesting night will be assured. These talks are FREE to attend and to reserve your [...]
The second of six presentations around the country to Community First Responders by the National Ambulance Service to mark National Volunteering Week took place in Mallow, Co. Cork. The National Ambulance Service is recognising Community First Responders for their valuable volunteer work and commitment throughout the recent Covid 19 pandemic. This year the theme of National Volunteering Week is ‘Celebrate and Reconnect’. Brian Ferry, Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer, congratulated all involved at last nights presentation in Mallow, Co. Cork. Groups from Mallow, North Cork, Cork City, Kerry and the Cork City Fire Brigade gathered last evening to accept awards for [...]
Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are always looking for more Puppy Fosterers at AADI AADI writes: Would you be the PAWfect fit? Check out Kipper's journey so far. Mammy Gina gave birth to Kipper and his 11 other siblings in December under the care of fantastic volunteer helpers Lynn and Michael. Since then, Kipper is now a pup in training, learning the tricks and trade of becoming an amazing Assistance Dog. If you feel you can help and be a PAWfect fit, call or message us today by clicking the link below. Source: AADI