Archive for May 29th, 2024

Minister Announces 108 New Beds At University Hospital Kerry

Minister Announces 108 New Beds At University Hospital Kerry

May 29, 2024 at 6:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly TD has announced an additional 580 beds for the South West healthcare region under the new Acute Hospital Inpatient Bed Capacity Expansion Plan. This includes 108 new beds in University Hospital Kerry. The plan has been introduced in response to the ongoing Health Service Capacity […]

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MTU Tralee Campus To Host Symposium On Rare Diseases Next Month

MTU Tralee Campus To Host Symposium On Rare Diseases Next Month

May 29, 2024 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER Technological University (MTU) Tralee is set to host the All-Ireland Rare Disease Interdisciplinary Research Network (RAiN) symposium on Monday, June 10 from 11am-4:30pm. This symposium is open to anyone living with or interested in rare diseases. Rare diseases, while individually uncommon, collectively pose a significant challenge to the global […]

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Pictured Eileen O'Sullivan Community Policing Unit  ,  Isac Ianko Roma Researcher , Priscilla Lynch Head of  Primary Care HSE ,  Vanessa Covaci Roma Researcher  and Mary Carroll  TIRC  .
A new HSE-funded health strategy supporting Roma families in Kerry and Cork 
'Te Rodel Nevo Drom’ (We are looking for A New Way) will be launched on Tuesday May 28th, at 11am, in the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC).

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HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare media release
Tuesday, May 28, 2024  

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We are looking for A New Way - Roma Community health strategy launched in Kerry and Cork
 
 
A new HSE-funded health strategy supporting Roma families in Kerry and Cork 
'Te Rodel Nevo Drom’ (We are looking for A New Way) will be launched on Tuesday May 28th, at 11am, in the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC).
 
Commissioned by TIRC in December 2022, with support from HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Dr Patricia Kennedy took on the role as lead researcher for the project to develop a strategy for Roma Families in Cork and Kerry, in collaboration with Roma peer researchers (‘experts by experience’) and with the guidance of a research advisory group. 
 
A consultation process, which involved talking with over 60 representatives from the Roma community, NGOs and statutory agencies, was completed between January and April 2023. 

The experts by experience, Isac Ianko and Marcela Venzel were key to this research and they brought the voice of their community with them. 

Peer researcher Marcela Venzel said: 

“This strategy for Roma health needs was researched in our community. It represents our Roma world and our journey today.” 

Peer researcher Isac Ianko added: 

“This work, which we have been part of, shows clarity and simplicity. All of the findings mentioned in this strategy are essential to our Roma community.” 

Head of Primary Care for HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Priscilla Lynch said: 
 
“I am delighted to see this Roma Community health strategy come together after input from so many committed researchers and stakeholders. I am particularly pleased to acknowledge the role of Tralee International Resource Centre in this area, as they support the Roma in Kerry. 

“I welcome the recent establishment of Roma Supports in Cork and future supports in Kerry, which will add greatly to our capacity to meet the needs identified and recommendations made in this consultation. 
 
“I would also like to acknowledge the role of our Community Work and Social Inclusion departments in Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, in supporting partnerships with the NGO sector at community level. Their excellent work reflects the analysis in Sláintecare that acknowledges social exclusion and we strive daily to remove any barriers that stand in the way of doing the right things for patients that need care.”

 
Co-ordinator of Tralee International Resource Centre, Mary Carroll, welcomed the strategy: 
 
“We have been working with the Roma community for many years and this research is the voice of the Roma in Kerry and Cork themselves, which is the key to the way forward and effecting real change for this community - who have experienced significant levels of adversity.
 
“The findings cover the health and social needs of the Roma and the key is that they have been translated into actions - some of which can be progressed immediately, while others will require longer term planning and resources.
 
“Actions include the need to improve awareness of policy makers and providers, to celebrate Roma culture, increase access to translation and interpretation, develop a Roma Info-line and work specifically with Roma women. The complexity of the issues identified indicate there is a need for the establishment of a multi-agency response and the recruitment of Roma Peer workers to improve links between the Roma community and health and social services.”
 
 A summary of the strategy details is available in leaflet format, and in several languages for the Roma community to access. It is available from TIRC on 066 712 7918 or by emailing reception@tirc.ie. The strategy document will also be available on both www.hse.ie/romahealthstrategy and on TIRC website (www.tirc.ie) shortly.
 
ENDS
 
Spokesperson available on request, to arrange please contact HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Press & Media Officer Wendy Good on wendy.good@hse.ie  or 087 188 1646.

New Strategy To Support Roma Families Launched In Tralee

May 29, 2024 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW HSE-funded health strategy supporting Roma families in Kerry and Cork – ‘Te Rodel Nevo Drom’ (We are looking for A New Way) – was launched on Tuesday morning in the Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC). Commissioned by TIRC in December 2022, with support from HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, […]

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Killarney National Park Tops In Ireland In Natura 2000 ‘BioBlitz’ Celebration

Killarney National Park Tops In Ireland In Natura 2000 ‘BioBlitz’ Celebration

May 29, 2024 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Killarney National Park topped the poll in Ireland in a competition with fellow European nature sites and reserves to help identify and record as many species in one day. Killarney National Park managed the most in Ireland, with a massive 513 species identified, 899 observations, with 11 observers, in the Natura […]

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Joe Kelly with his wife Carmel at Kerry College Clash Campus on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Joe Says Farewell To Kerry College After Nearly 50 Years In Teaching

May 29, 2024 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE teaching faculty at Kerry College stood and applauded Joe Kelly as he entered the canteen on Tuesday morning to acknowledge a man who has given nearly 50 years of service in education. The teacher and coordinator of the Construction Technology course at the Clash Campus was a little overwhelmed […]

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A Wonder-ful Weekend Ahead At The Ashe And Roundy’s Bar

A Wonder-ful Weekend Ahead At The Ashe And Roundy’s Bar

May 29, 2024 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Sponsored THE Ashe Hotel and Roundy’s Bar have a fantastic line-up of entertainment to kick start the summer this June Bank Holiday Weekend. With ‘WONDER’ at Roundy’s Bar this Saturday you can experience a night of funk, soul and disco celebrating Motown Records artists and the music catalogue of the […]

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Mary Lucey: Advice On Supporting Leaving Cert Students Before And During Exams

Mary Lucey: Advice On Supporting Leaving Cert Students Before And During Exams

May 29, 2024 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Lucey of Career Ahead has some advice for parents/ guardians on how to support students as the State exams loom… It is without doubt that every parent/guardian wants the best for their child on the run up to and during the Leaving Certificate examinations. I am always amused by […]

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