Public support is vital to Childrens' Hospital completion The Irish Examiner writes: Anticipation is building among parents of sick children living in Munster as a planning application edges forward for the long-awaited dedicated Children's Hospital at Cork University Hospital. While children are currently being housed in two former adult wards, momentum is building around plans for the €60m purpose-built 78-bed facility, to be located on the existing grounds of CUH. Hospital staff are going to phenomenal lengths to care for their young patients, but they are very aware of the urgent need to upgrade the facilities. Dr Dave Mullane, Clinical [...]
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Generous northsiders dig deep to fund new life-saving defibrillator following appeal Cork BEO writes: The latest ones comes after an appeal by Impact' Our Community Matters who thanked everyone who helped and said they'll also be holding CPR courses over the next few weeks. A new defibrillator has been been installed on the northside thanks to the work of fundraising locals. The life-saving gadget has been put into the Holymount Estate after it was funded by northsiders who put their hands in their pockets to get it in. It's the second one to go into the Knocka/Holyhill area after one [...]
AN inspirational Cork couple has found a way to help families of children with special needs to triumph through their new business EchoLive writes: Keeks Accessibles Limited was founded by April and Rob Mullen who were inspired by their eldest son Kian. Kian was born with a rare genetic condition known as FOXG1, meaning he is non-verbal, non-mobile and tube-fed. The couple recently launched the Keeks website providing adaptive footwear and clothing for those with similar conditions to their seven-year-old son. There are many challenges involved in helping Kian live to the fullest, from sourcing equipment and clothing to the [...]
What is Diabetes? Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot produce or respond appropriately to insulin, a hormone that absorbs and uses glucose (sugar) as fuel for cells. The stats are staggering: Approximately 30 million Americans (9 percent) have diabetes and another 84 million Americans (26 percent) have pre-diabetes. Diabetes lowers life expectancy by up to 15 years, increases the risk of heart disease by 2 to 4 times, and is the leading cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult-onset blindness. That might sound like a lot of bad news, but the important thing to remember: Your diabetes [...]
Thrilled and over the moon to have been accepted by the Irish Heart Foundation to be one of their official CPR and BLS training sites. Eric Donovan of Rapid Response CPR Training: “I began teaching First Aid back in 2005, I purchased four manikins and borrowed a training defibrillator from a friend and off I went. In 2010 we invested from our personal savings and created Rapid Response CPR Training and we’ve never looked back. I feel this is down to our simple philosophy of taking care of people, by spending time and listening to them, along with giving them [...]
Cork city's streetscape is set for another injection of colour with the return of the Ardú street art project EchoLive reports: The project, which arrived in Cork last year, makes a return to the city from now until October 11 with four more large scale murals planned to brighten up the city centre. "Having made such a positive impact on the city last year, we are excited to be back with another line-up of inspiring artists to transform Cork city’s streets," Ardú organisers Shane O’Driscoll, Paul Gleeson and Peter Martin commented. Last year, seven of Ireland’s most respected and renowned [...]
A UCC scientist has accused the council of 'green-washing' and called the 3m high robot trees a waste of taxpayer money Cork Beo reports: Onlookers on Patrick St today were puzzled as council workers installed three giant 'cyber trees' in Cork city centre. Cork city council says the 'new residents' on Patrick St will be "working on pollution and supporting public health." The huge wooden structures are labeled as 'CityTrees', and they are supposed to "filter harmful pollutants out of the air using the superpower of moss." The artificial trees have baffled Leesiders today, and one UCC air quality scientist [...]
A 112 call comes in. A person has been seriously injured. Aware every second counts in the critical first hour, emergency agencies mobilise immediately Note: Some readers may find the contents of this article upsetting The Irish Examiner reports: The call came in just as Dr Jason Van der Velde was heading to bed in his Clonakilty home. A man had fallen into a blowhole in Garretstown. It was well after 10pm, the last Saturday in April this year, and the call came from the National Ambulance Service’s (NAS) National Emergency Operations Centre in Tallaght. Dr Van der Velde, a pre-hospital [...]
The kayakers were rescued on Wednesday afternoon after they got stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove The Irish Examiner reports: Three kayakers have been saved in Waterford after rescuers carried out a “challenging manoeuvre” in choppy waters. The kayakers were rescued on Wednesday afternoon after they got stranded on rocks at Kilmurrin Cove. A sudden swell capsized one of the kayaks and the group were forced onto the rocks as conditions rapidly deteriorated, going from mild to challenging quite quickly. A crew from the Helvick RNLI responded with the kayakers taking refuge on the sharp rocks in the worsening conditions. [...]
I know how hard it is and the type of suffering you go through when you have Lyme, and it's the loneliest place on earth The Irish Examiner reports: As holidaymakers travel across Ireland this summer, they are urged by experts to take precautions against Lyme disease. A parasite-transmitted infection, general awareness of the markers for Lyme disease, and the importance of early diagnosis is low. But as well as being preventable, effective treatment with antibiotics (such as doxycycline or amoxicillin) is available. Although some 73 symptoms are associated with Lyme disease, one of the most prominent symptoms of Lyme [...]