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Sadness in West Cork as second road accident victim dies this week

A MAN involved in a road traffic accident on the Bantry line on Wednesday, March 9th last has died at Cork University Hospital (CUH). Thirty four-year-old John Strahan who was the branch manager of the Bank of Ireland in Bantry was airlifted to CUH following the accident at Togher on the R585 north of Dunmanway. Mr Strahan was described as being is a critical condition on arrival at hospital.

New CUH children’s unit a step closer

THE paediatric ward at Cork University Hospital has moved into a newly-built bright and spacious modular unit while the existing department is being refurbished and extended to create a new ultra-modern facility.

CUH launch Hydrotherapy Pool appeal

CORK University Hospital (CUH) Charity has launched an appeal to raise the remaining €40,000 to complete the €80,000 overhaul needed for the existing Hydrotherapy Pool in the hospital’s Physiotherapy Department. The pool which is used by by over 600 patients and has had problems with leaking, heating and filtration since 2011. Pictured at the launch of the appeal are Cork hurling captain Pa Cronin and former football captain Graham. For more

Pa Cronin throws down the gauntlet to the people of Munster

AHEAD of this Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling final Cork captain Pa Cronin has challenged all Rebels to get behind Cork University Hospital (CUH) Charity to help Munster’s sick children on Cork Independence Day, 16th October 2013, as part of the Cork Rebel Week celebrations.   To coincide with his announcement as patron of CUH Charity, Pa Cronin is calling for 300 volunteers to show their support and help man 50 Visa

“Rebels with a Cause” – Support Munster’s sick children on “Cork Independence Day”

AS part of the Cork Rebel Week celebrations later this year, Cork University Hospital’s Children’s Unit, which is the official charity partner of Cork Rebel Week 2013 is calling on businesses in the city and county to get behind the fundraising drive on Cork’s first Independence Day, Wednesday October 16th, to raise vital funds for the Children’s Unit.   On Cork Independence Day more than 50 “Visa Checkpoints” around the

Charity Soccer Tournament

There is a Charity Soccer Tournament in aid of the Children’s Unit at the CUH on 10th August at Macroom Town Park. The U15’s soccer tournament kicks off at 10:30am & games run every 45mins. The final is at 3:30pm. Also included is a bouncy Castle, Tyre Shootout, Convenience shop, Face Painting and an Ice Cream van.

Pump School comes to children with diabetes in Cork

Children with type 1 diabetes who normally receive four to five insulin injections daily now have access to an alternative treatment via an insulin pump and attend to a dedicated “pump school” to learn to use the device.   An insulin pump is a mini computerised device, which continually infuses insulin under the skin and optimises the blood glucose control.

SOS campaign complete four-day protest walk to CUH

MEMBERS of the Save Our Service (SOS) West Cork ambulance campaign completed a four-day, 50-mile walk from Skibbereen to Cork University Hospital (CUH) today (Saturday) where they delivered a letter to the HSE in protest at proposed changes to ambulance services in West Cork.   The walkers pushed a stretcher with symbolic patient “Fred” (Fairly Rapid Emergency Delivery’) on board as the walkers passed through Skibbereen, Leap, Rosscarbery, Clonakilty, Bandon

Bed pushers hit the road – campaigners defiant as large crowd of supporters gather in Skibbereen

DESPITE the torrential overnight rain, criticism from a local TD and warnings from the Gardaí members of the West Cork SOS ambulance campaign defiantly hit the road today as they commenced a four-day stretcher push from Skibbereen to Cork.   A large crowd turned out in Skibbereen at 9am on Wednesday morning to support the stretcher pushers.

Skibb ambulance campaigners determined to push on

MEMBERS of the Save Our Service (SOS) ambulance campaign are determined to push on with a planned protest in Cork this week despite concerns raised by gardaí regarding a proposed stretcher push from Skibbereen to Cork University Hospital (CUH).   THE SOS campaign are undertaking the stretcher push in order to highlight ongoing concerns about the future of ambulance services in Skibbereen and the wider West Cork area.

Bowel Cancer Information Event

CORK South West TD Noel Harrington has urged West Cork people to attend a free Bowell Cancer information session being held by the HSE South at Cork University Hospital (CUH) from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday, April 28th next in the main lecture theatre at CUH. Deputy Harrington said, “Bowel cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in Ireland, a fact that is not

Woman critical following Schull RTA

A WOMAN is in a critical condition at Cork University Hospital (CUH) following a single vehicle accident that occurred near Schull this morning. The accident happened on the Lowertown Road just west of Schull in the Lissacaha area at around 9.30am. Two fire brigade units, gardaí and ambulance crews attended the scene and local diversions were expected to be in place for most of the day from Air Hill in