Collection: HSE Orthopaedic Hospital Oral History Project (d'Orthopaedic)

Collection DescriptionThis collection project was a collaboration between the CFP and the Cork North Community Work Department, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, Health Services Executive, on the occasion of the development of St. Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital, Gurranabraher, as a Primary Care Centre. This hospital was know throughout Cork City as 'd'Orthopaedic'. The Memories of the Orthopaedic project focused on a cohort of nine interviewees who were associated with ‘the Orthopaedic’ as former staff (including medical and housekeeping), patients and locals who grew up near the hospital in Gurranabraher. The interviews, all but one of which were carried out by Joanne McNamara of the Health Services Executive, took place between April and September 2017. The project resulted in the publication of The Ministry of Healing, St Mary’s Orthopaedic Hospital Cork: An Oral and Historical Record (by Tomás MacConmara for the CFP), and elements from the interviews were incorporated into an open-air display linked to a Slí na Sláinte (Path to Health) walking route on the new campus. The project was celebrated and the book launched on 12 April 2018 at the CFP Outreach Hub. The CFP and the HSE subsequently entered into a two-year partnership, the 'Oral History for Health' project that carries out oral history in health care contexts (2019-2020), the first strand of which is the HSE Grattan Street Stories project. []
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Repository: Cork Folklore Project

Repository NameCork Folklore Project
AddressNorth Cathedral Visitors Centre Roman Street Cork City
EircodeT23 NX76
Telephone(021) 422-8195
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of the Northside Folklore Project and we are grateful for their assistance. It must be remembered that due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. At the time the Original Directory was compiled, The Northside Folklore Project contained: (1) 300 sound recordings; (2) 4000 photographs; (3) 35 video tapes. Some of the entries in the database offer examples of the material the archive holds, other entries provide details of collections added since 2000.

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