Connect with us

News

Public Health Nurses still supporting parents and communities

Published

on

Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is reminding new parents and parents of younger children that they can contact their local Public Health Nurse for support if they have any concerns about their child’s development.

Public Health Nurses provide child health screening, developmental surveillance, key health messages and support to parents from birth.

While public health nurses are still visiting new babies and their parents after their discharge from maternity hospitals, a number of other scheduled early childhood appointments have been paused.

The purpose of these early childhood appointments is to carry out a developmental assessment to see if your child is growing and developing skills that are suitable for their age and similar to children of the same age. It also allows parents and guardians an opportunity to discuss any concerns they may have and to refer your child to other healthcare services if required.

Regrettably due to COVID-19 restrictions and related demands on services, child vision and hearing checks for Junior and Senior Infant pupils, are paused. Immunisation clinics, including HPV (human papillomavirus) are also delayed. Clinics will recommence once current Level 5 restrictions are withdrawn. Initially these clinics will address the appointments postponed during previous lockdowns.

"While these developmental assessments are paused, there are still plenty of activities which parents can do at home with their children to support their development,”  Public Health Nurse for South Lee, Aine O'Sullivan, said. “We also recommend that you look at the HSE website mychild.ie, where there’s lot of very useful and easy-to-follow advice about child development at different ages, nutrition, safety in the home, dental health, speech and social and emotional development"

Parents and guardians can access useful books on mychild.ie.

The My Child 0-2 year book is at www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/my-child-0-to-2-years.pdf

My Child 2 to 5 years is at www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/child-health/my-child-2-to-5-years.pdf

In addition, parents should still contact their GP to arrange visits for their vaccines at two, four, six, 12 and 13 months. These important vaccines protect babies from serious infectious diseases.

If you don’t have your PHN’s phone number or if they have been redeployed, you can contact your local Public Health Nursing Department on 066 7184555.

Advertisement

News

Killarney centre stage for Pride Festival

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage. Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July […]

Published

on

0280961_Unknown-1.jpeg

The award-winning Kingdom Pride in Kerry festival is back next week and Killarney will take centre stage.

Kingdom Pride will be celebrated in towns all across the county from July 17 to 21.

The organisation’s flagship Party in the Park event will be held again in Killarney House and Gardens, following the Pride march in the town centre on July 20.

This year, in solidarity with the people of Palestine, Kingdom Pride in Kerry is inviting the people of Kerry to come to show their unity by bringing Palestinian flags and kites to the march, and to the Party in the Park.

“Pride is a protest for human rights all over the world. Here in the Kingdom, we have been so lucky to receive tremendous community support from our allies and supporters, and we see the struggle for liberation of all peoples as a united cause,” said Daniel Quirke, chairperson of the organising committee.

“Our events have always welcomed everyone, regardless of gender, orientation, religion, or nationality. We truly believe that together we can create positive change through caring for and loving one another. This year is no exception, and we look forward to helping to highlight the Palestinian cause, and to bringing people together to keep generating positive change for all people.”

Events will take place in Cahersiveen, Listowel, Killorglin, Tralee and Dingle, and include an Irish comedy night with Áine Gallagher, an Irish-language movie screening, yoga, sea swimming, poetry and storytelling, bowling, pitch and putt, a lively drag night at the INEC, and plenty more for people of all ages.

“We do our best to keep tickets as low-cost as possible, and we have lots of events that are totally free to attend. It is important to us that people can share Pride with us, regardless of income. Especially with the rise of the cost of living putting a strain on people’s pockets.” added the chairperson.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

A weekend of Live Music, Fun and Entertainment, at FleskFest 2024

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event. “It promises to be […]

Published

on

0281014_0277837FleskFest2024LaunchMaryOBrienGavinKellyNicoleOBrienDeclanODonoghueandNiamhOConnorPhotoSeamusHealy.jpg

The organisers of the annual FleskFest have “a tremendous line-up, with a weekend full of entertainment to suit all” for the July 18 to 20 event.

“It promises to be the festival weekend of the summer, an event you don’t want to miss out on. Last year’s Festival was a fantastic memorable experience for our community, a time to get together and celebrate,” said festival PRO Seán Daly.

Organised by Glenflesk GAA, FleskFest 24 will take place at the Barraduff Community Field next week.
There will be a fully licensed bar in the Fest Marquee, some amazing live music on The Big Stage, food trucks and much more.
Glenflesk GAA club’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes a new-for-2024 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament on Thursday night.
Weekend highlights include old-time waltzing, jiving and polka sets with Paudie McAuliffe and Paudie Coffey Band on Friday,
On Saturday, the new Well Flesk event will take place.
“A morning of self-care and wellness at Flesk Fest featuring masterclasses in yoga, pilates, mindfulness, spinning, fitness sessions, workouts, firewood sauna and ice pods with a range of experienced and qualified instructors,” added Daly.
Leading local musician Johnny Courtney and Friends, Sam and Ina, The O’Donoghue Sisters, Reigning All Ireland Champions Glenflesk Ballad Group, and The Border Boys will take to the Big Stage over the weekend.
Sunday is Family Fun Day with children’s entertainment and disco and the All-Ireland Hurling Final Live on the Big screen followed by music with Thingamajig.
The festival will finish with a Sunday evening session with the Meadhbh Walsh Band.

Continue Reading

Last News

Sport