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2511, 2022

Christmas Extension Lead Fire Hazard Warning

By |November 25th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2210, 2022

Celebrations for the Mardyke Entertainment Complex Management Team

By |October 22nd, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2507, 2022

Weever Fish … dangers and how to treat their painful sting!

By |July 25th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2307, 2022

Cork City Community First Responders begin a series of Information Workshops for general public

By |July 23rd, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

1805, 2022

NAS award CFR Groups during National Volunteering Week 2022

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

504, 2022

Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland are seeking Puppy Fosterers

By |April 5th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

3003, 2022

Blood donors needed in Cork as supplies veer toward dangerous levels

By |March 30th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has had to turn to the NHS for help as it struggles to keep fresh blood stocks for hospitals EchoLive.ie writes: THE Irish Blood Transfusion Service is looking for blood donors to attend its clinics in Cork in the coming weeks to keep supplies for hospitals at a safe level. The service said that it is struggling to keep fresh blood stocks as Covid-19 [...]

1102, 2022

E-Scooters, E-Cycles and Hoverboards battery warning

By |February 11th, 2022|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Public are warned against dangers of batteries overheating while charging Dublin City Council writes: E-Scooters, e-bicycles and hoverboards are becoming a more regular sight on our streets a roads. They are a fantastic technology, however they do create their own Fire Safety risks. Have a read below how you can avoid a catastrophic fire. For road safety tips using these transport devices on the public road are available from [...]

2511, 2021

Enhanced care for children is top priority for CUH

By |November 25th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2211, 2021

Northside Communities raise funds to commission 2 Defibrillators

By |November 22nd, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

1911, 2021

Son inspires Cork couple to launch attire firm to help families of children with special needs

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

1111, 2021

Go Blue your way for World Diabetes Day

By |November 11th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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, [...]

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911, 2021

Thrilled to be an official Irish Heart Foundation training site

By |November 9th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2809, 2021

Cork set to get four more large scale murals as street art initiative returns

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

1008, 2021

Leesiders baffled as giant cyber trees land on Patrick Street

By |August 10th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

3007, 2021

Dr. Jason Van der Velte bringing the resuscitation room to the scene of the accident

By |July 30th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

3007, 2021

Stranded kayakers rescued in Waterford after ‘conditions rapidly deteriorated’

By |July 30th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2907, 2021

Lyme disease: What are the symptoms and how to remove ticks

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2807, 2021

Missing Persons and Suicide Awareness Event

By |July 28th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Missing Persons and Suicide Awareness Event in the City will take place again next month Catriona Twomey from Cork Penny Dinner's will be keeping We Are Cork Facebook Page posted of this event and they'll share the details as they receive them. They're hoping to see alot of people there on the night. The advise from "We Are Cork are"; "It's ok to have bad days, but look forward [...]

2607, 2021

Ballyvolane Fire Fighters come to rescue of adorable puppy who fell into a drain

By |July 26th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cork Beo reported today that the pup looks a little worse for wear but he's been freed uninjured thanks to some careful maneuvering from the fire brigade. A pup who got himself into a tricky situation when he fell into a drain was lucky to have a team of fire fighters on hand to set him free. The Ballyvolane crew from the Cork city Fire brigade rushed to this [...]

3004, 2021

Cork Apple staff’s donation of iPads offers comfort

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

APPLE employees have supported a number of initiatives at Cork University Hospital in the past year, starting with the donation of iPads during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic and including the Baby Steps Appeal in aid of the Neonatal Family Sanctum and the Strike Against Stroke appeal. This past year, volunteering hours increased almost 450% from the year prior, as Apple employees stepped up to support Irish [...]

1204, 2021

How Flawn Clarke beat her food obsession

By |April 12th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fawn Clarke who grew up at Ballymaloe House, tells Colette Sheridan of the Evening Echo about her destructive attitude to food, how she overcame it How she can now help others deal with it. HAVING achieved long-term freedom from food obsession, Fawn Clarke is on a mission to liberate people from unhealthy destructive eating habits through her work as a nutritional therapist. Growing up in the grounds of world-renowned [...]

1803, 2021

Funding drive for children’s ambulance service which has undertaken 13000 trips

By |March 18th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Run, Walk or Roll - 180km challenge in March and April for Bumbleance BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance are keeping the wheels turning during the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to help families across Ireland in these challenging times. The interactive ambulance service, which was founded by Mary and Tony Heffernan, prides itself on delivering smiles to Ireland’s youngest patients. The charity is asking you to undertake your very own BUMBLEance journey [...]

803, 2021

Happy International Women’s Day 2021

By |March 8th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

About International Women's Day International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year [...]

302, 2021

Introducing Irish Search Dogs’ newest team member Kobe

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Irish Search Dogs welcomes Kobe Irish Search Dogs congratulate their experienced handler Glen on successfully completing the trainee assessment programme with his newest charge Kobe. Glen’s qualified Search Dog ‘Ben’ will no doubt continue to help teach Kobe along the way. The freezing temperatures on Sunday paled against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. These times have been such a challenge for all the voluntary [...]

2801, 2021

Amy Brennan, final year medical student in Emergency Department at CUH to be honoured

By |January 28th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Amy Brennan wins prestigious Quercus Scholarship Amy Brennan, a final-year medical student who volunteered to help out at the emergency department of one of Ireland’s busiest acute hospitals at the peak of the pandemic has won a prestigious award. Amy Brennan (22), a final-year medical student at University College Cork (UCC), has been awarded a Quercus Scholarship. The undergraduate scholarships are aimed at recognising remarkable [...]

2501, 2021

Huge 66% rise in hospital admissions due to Eating Disorders

By |January 25th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve all experienced different emotions and eating disorders may be a sign there’s something wrong Eileen Haly of Jumpstart Your Confidence explains, “Eating disorders can creep up on you. There is a serious increase in numbers here during this pandemic- if you are concerned in any way please look for the right support. So many teens/young adults are struggling with isolation, lack of social interaction, [...]

1901, 2021

New Fogging Sanitizing Machine kills 99.9% of all airborne pathogens

By |January 19th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’ve added an extra layer of protection for our customers Our handheld Disinfectant Fogger kills 99.9% of airborne pathogens while disinfectant wraps around surfaces in an even coverage. These disinfectant particles envelope all surfaces as well as vertical and underneath tables, chairs etc. The Disinfectant Fogger is the best way to sterilize an area in a quick and efficient process and is suitable for use [...]

801, 2021

Hospitals see record Covid cases for third day

By |January 8th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hospitals could see 2,500 Covid cases as record set for third day There are a record number of Covid-19 patients being treated in hospitals for the third day in a row. This morning, there are 1,151 people with the virus in Irish hospitals with 104 admitted in the last 24 hours. It is a 12% increase on yesterday’s total and is a rise of 126% [...]

501, 2021

Women and Stroke

By |January 5th, 2021|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“It had been a perfectly normal morning in April 2013” … Kay Howley Right up to the point Kay turned to say something to her colleague, who’d just come back from a coffee break. “She didn’t hear me, but suddenly I realised my words sounded weird, slurred. I went into the back office where we had a mirror. I looked fine. I repeated the exact [...]

1012, 2020

CPR Saves Sligo Woman

By |December 10th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I’m able to lead a very active life with my children because of CPR” … Rosaleen Walsh Rosaleen Walsh from Ballymote, Co Sligo, is alive today thanks to the lifesaving skills of Jeanette Gray and Therese O’Grady. In 2016, Rosaleen suffered a cardiac arrest while taking part in a charity cycle in Westport. Luckily fellow cyclist Jeanette, shortly followed by Therese, arrived and performed CPR [...]

2411, 2020

Stroke, when minutes matter

By |November 24th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Irish Heart Foundation’s new F.A.S.T. campaign raises awareness of the signs of stroke and importance of getting urgent medical attention Almost half of Irish people would not call an ambulance immediately if they suffered a stroke, a worrying new survey has revealed. The survey of more than 1,000 Irish people commissioned by the Irish Heart Foundation and the Government of Ireland, shows that just [...]

1611, 2020

Covid-19 Return to Work

By |November 16th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Return to Work Safely Induction: This course has been developed to help you to understand the Return to Work Safely (RTWS) Protocol requirements for returning to work safely. One of these requirements is that workers must complete induction training. Your employer will provide additional information, advice and training on COVID-19 measures in your workplace, including an outline of their COVID-19 Response Plan, and points of contact for addressing COVID-related [...]

911, 2020

Whatever you’re facing, a Samaritan will face it with you

By |November 9th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, we’re taking action to prevent the crisis. We give people ways to cope and the skills to be there for others. And we encourage, promote and celebrate those moments of connection [...]

2810, 2020

The many varied voices in your teenagers head

By |October 28th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The many varied voices in your teenagers head After 8 years of working with teenagers (male and female) Eileen Haly of Jump Start Your Confidence has put together a few thoughts for parents from the teenagers perspective. Many of these thoughts we may not think about but we do need to. There are many stressors in parenting teenagers today but there are many ways to make this experience a [...]

2710, 2020

Cardiac First Responder Groups

By |October 27th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a Cardiac First Responder? Would you like to be? A Cardiac First Responder (CFR) is a person trained to a minimum level of basic life support in CPR and the use of an AED/defibrillator, who attends an actual or potentially life threatening emergency such as a cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke or choking. Rural areas and ambulance response times In rural areas around Ireland an ambulance may [...]

1610, 2020

Turners Cross Community offering free CPR training

By |October 16th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Turners Cross Community are offering FREE Certified Irish Heart Foundation CPR & Defibrillator (AED Heartsaver) training to their community Joe Curtin and his team at Turners Cross Community are seeking people who work or live in the Turners Cross area to nominate themselves to be trained to learn CPR use a Defibrillator. Joe said that "We hope that local group leaders, residents and community members will avail of this [...]

1610, 2020

Restart a Heart Day

By |October 16th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Restart A Heart Day runs each year when across the globe we raise awareness of CPR and how important it is for us all to know how we can save a life using just our hands. Why is it important that we all know how to perform CPR? Every year in Ireland thousands of people die from a cardiac arrest. Around 70% of these deaths happen at home, in [...]

610, 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is no better time to get informed and make sure your loved ones are too CURRENT STATISTICS IN IRELAND 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime Incidence of male breast cancer is 1 in 1000 – around 22 men develop breast cancer in Ireland each year We have 3100 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed [...]

110, 2020

The Condon family from Farranree donate life saving equipment

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

On behalf of Cork City First Responders, Pat Carroll (Scheme Coordinator), sincerely thanked the Condon family including the nieces and nephews of the late Sharon Condon from Farranree Cork. The family held a major fund-raising drive to purchase three defibrillators, donating two of them to the Cork City First Responder scheme and the third to the Cope Foundation in Hollyhill where Sharon was a service user. The family also [...]

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2809, 2020

Smoking during Covid-19

By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Smokers are worried at this time with the Covid-19 respiratory disease running rampant across the globe, and people with unhealthy lifestyle habits appear to be especially vulnerable. We all know smokers hospitalised with COVID-19 are more likely to become severely unwell more than non-smokers with the disease. At any point in time, most smokers want to quit, and COVID-19 provides the impetus to do it sooner rather than later. [...]

2409, 2020

Congenital heart disease

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) are heart defects present at birth. These can include a hole in the heart, defective vessels, leaky valves or missing heart chambers. Success managing these condition in children means more survive to adulthood. Since many people with CHD believe childhood treatment 'cured' them, they don't need to receive specialised care they should be getting as an adult. Adults with CHD need care that fits their [...]

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1609, 2020

Living with Covid-19, the plan for the next 9 months

By |September 16th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Government's Five-Level Plan to help the country live with Covid-19 for the next nine months. Social and family gatherings in your home or garden: You can have up to 10 visitors from up to three households. Other settings outside your home or garden: Members of different households can continue to meet socially in other settings with strict adherence to the sectoral guidance for those settings. When there is [...]

1009, 2020

Calculate your sitting time

By |September 10th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of heart disease and stroke? The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that many of us are still working from home. As we adjust to this new way of working, we may find that we are sitting down more than usual.  This is because we are no longer popping out for coffee, moving about to go to meetings, [...]

909, 2020

Stroke, what is it?

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , |

What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel, which is carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain, bursts or is blocked by a clot. This causes an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain. This can damage or destroy brain cells which will affect body functions. A stroke is a medical emergency. Therefore, recognising the symptoms and accessing treatment immediately can be crucial. [...]

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409, 2020

Cork City Fire Brigade Recruitment Drive

By |September 4th, 2020|Categories: National News|Tags: , , , , , |

Cork City Council are seeking new recruits to join the Cork City Fire Brigade If you think you have the Skills, Physical and Mental Ability and Determination to become a Full-Time Firefighter then this is the perfect opportunity for you. You can download the Candidate Information booklet (link below), which outlines the details of the recruitment process. A questionnaire also needs to be completed on Page 3 & 4 of [...]

2708, 2020

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect you and your family

By |August 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

Washing your hands is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. How Germs Spread Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you: • Touch your eyes, nose, [...]

2608, 2020

Two ‘Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrests’ in Youghal in two days

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 the Emergency Services were called to a local restaurant in Youghal, Co. Cork, where a gentleman had suffered a Cardiac Arrest. Thanks to the swift actions of  a local Fisherman, two off duty Paramedics and two Gardaí who began the life saving 'Chain of Survival' by starting CPR and delivering a shock from the nearest communal Defibrillator that was located at the Youghal Post [...]

607, 2020

New CPR advice during the coronavirus pandemic

By |July 6th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

The Irish Heart Foundation has said that new HSE advice to the public on performing CPR during the current coronavirus pandemic, can help save lives while also limiting the risk of spreading COVID-19. In its new advice, the HSE has outlined a number of steps for people to take into consideration if they decide to perform CPR in the community during the pandemic, as there is a possibility that [...]

1603, 2020

UCC students get on their bikes to help save lives

By |March 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

UCC students from the College of Medicine and Health are working with the ambulance service to deliver CPR and defibrillation in an emergency. Students from University College Cork (UCC) are helping to save lives by supporting paramedics in the local ambulance service as Community First Responder (CFR) volunteers. UCC Community First Responders (CFR), are students with UCC’s College of Medicine and Health, and they work in conjunction with the [...]

1503, 2020

Don’t depend on your smart home device to save a life

By |March 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|

Don’t depend on your smart home device to save a life The most important thing to do if you witness a cardiac arrest at home is not to call on your smart home computer but rather to dial 999 or 112 immediately. This is the message from Head of Resus at the Irish Heart Foundation Brigid Sinnott, in response to social media posts currently doing the rounds which state [...]

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