Quinlivan backs INMO call for enquiry into UHL overcrowding

first_imgEmail Twitter Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSIrish Nurses and Midwives OrganisationKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsPoliticsQuinlivan backs INMO call for enquiry into UHL overcrowdingBy Sarah Carr – May 1, 2021 234 center_img Previous articleMunster’s CJ Stander made Honorary Limerick ManNext articleThrowback: Contrasting League final results for the Hurlers in 2011 & ’06 Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSPEAKING in the Dáil, Sinn Féin Limerick TD, Maurice Quinlivan, backed a call made by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) for an enquiry into the ongoing overcrowding issues at University Hospital Limerick.The Sinn Féin TD commented:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is a real concern in Limerick about the continuous overcrowding at University Hospital Limerick. It is an issue that I have raised countless times in this chamber and in communications with the Minister, yet nothing seems to be done. Staff are at their wits end and the INMO have raised their concerns While there has been significant recruitment and 100 additional acute beds added the hospital still faces runaway overcrowding.”“The staff at our hospital have done an incredible job throughout the pandemic, they work in difficult and overcrowded conditions. We gave them applause, but what has not been delivered is appropriate capacity to cope with the large numbers presenting at our A&E Department. “Figures compiled by the INMO show that there have been in excess of 40 patients being treated on trolleys each day this week, with 953 patients having been treated on trolleys throughout April.Deputy Quinlivan added:“A 96-bed unit was committed to but only half of these will be new beds. The delivery of all 96 beds needs to be expedited. Day after day, the figures show that UHL remains the most overcrowded hospital in the state. The INMO wants to know what is going wrong and so do I. But more importantly, I would like to know what steps the government are taking to manage this issue?Deputy Quinlivan concluded: “I back the call for HIQA to visit, investigate and make recommendations at UHL.  I hope this will happen and I urged the Tánaiste in the Dail to support that call and commit to acting on any recommendations that HIQA make?” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Print Facebooklast_img read more

Dispute over bakery facing liquidation

first_imgLiquidators were called in to London wholesale bakery DM Holdings (UK) Ltd, trading as European Bakeries (UK), on 22 November, following a debacle over rent (British Baker, 23 November, pg 5).The bakery has now closed and liquidators Kevin Murphy and Mike Kernick from Chantrey Vellacott have been appointed. Some 120 jobs have been lost, said European Bakeries (UK)/DM Holdings (UK) MD David Merchant.The closure came after bailiffs from the landlord of the London site locked staff out of the premises on 14 November.Merchant, who bought the business out of administration in June for £350,000, alleged that European Bakeries’ administrators had not completed arrangements for the continued occupation of the premises by the new business, making European Bakeries (UK) an unlawful tenant, Merchant added.Merchant also claimed that, in early October, he had paid £38,000 for two months’ rent advance plus service charges to the administrators, but the money was not paid over to the landlord.A further £19,722 covering the outstanding balance was available in trust with solicitors when the bailiffs were called in, Merchant said. “I had completely and utterly turned the company around. Turnover was £85,000 a week and we were making a comfortable profit,” he said.However, joint administrator Lee Manning from Deloitte countered Merchant’s claim. He said that rent of £52,000 a quarter was not received in full, which was unsatisfactory to the landlord.”We were not given the rent in full, only partial payments were made,” he said. “We will robustly defend this accusation. If the company had paid the rent in full, the landlord would not have foreclosed. What benefit could it be to us to cause the downfall of this company?”last_img read more

Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola

first_img 47 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola by: – August 11, 2014center_img Share Tweet A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, 6 August 2014Health checks have been stepped up at airports across West AfricaIvory Coast has banned all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.It is the only country, after Saudi Arabia, to impose such a ban, amid mounting concern about the outbreak which has killed nearly 1,000 people.The ban covers Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are worst affected by Ebola, Ivorian officials said.It excludes Nigeria, where a tenth Ebola case has been confirmed.There is no cure for Ebola, which has infected at least 1,779 people since the outbreak was first reported in Guinea in February.Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure; patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global health emergency and is hosting a meeting of medical experts in Geneva to discuss the ethics of using experimental drugs on patients.The Spanish priest who was infected with Ebola in Liberia was flown home for treatmentA Roman Catholic priest, infected with Ebola in Liberia, is being treated with the experimental drug, Zmapp, in a hospital in Madrid.The drug has also been used in the US on two aid workers who are said to have shown signs of improvement.The Ivorian government said in a statement that it had forbidden all “carriers from transporting passengers” from countries grappling with the outbreak, the AFP news agency reports.The statement did not name the countries, but a health ministry official confirmed to the BBC that it covered Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – not Nigeria.Preventive measures at the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, would be stepped up and “all passengers on arrival will have to have their temperatures taken with an infrared thermometer”, the AFP news agency reports.Nigeria’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said a nurse was the latest person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Africa’s most populous state.She contracted the virus from Liberian government employee Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola in Nigeria last month.British Airways, Pan-African airline Asky and Nigeria’s Arik Air have suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone and Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to Guinea.Saudi Arabia’s travel ban is aimed preventing Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans from visiting Islam’s holy sites until the virus is contained.BBC Newslast_img read more

Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation

first_img Share Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews Dominica reviewing tobacco legislation by: Dominica Vibes News – June 19, 2017 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 193 Views   no discussions Share Dominica is reviewing draft legislation which could lead to restricting smoking in public places, the minister for health and the environment has confirmed.The decision to formulate legislation regarding smoking in public places is based on advice from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of the framework convention on Tobacco control.Minister Kenneth Darroux informed Dominica Vibes on Friday 16 June 2017 that a PAHO consultant was on island two weeks ago to assist with the revision of draft legislation for this tobacco legislation.Dr Darroux added that Dominica has received draft legislation regarding tobacco legislation from other CARICOM countries and “the hope is that we’re going to revise all of this draft legislation and see which of these are pertinent to Dominica”.According to PAHO and WHO, the most cost-effective tobacco control measures includes higher tobacco taxes, elimination of tobacco advertising and promotion, smoke-free environments and strong, graphic health warnings on tobacco packaging.In support of the framework convention, an increase in tax was applied on Tobacco products from 45% to 75% in the 2013 fiscal budget here.“I’m really hoping that pretty soon that we can take this to Parliament,” Dr Darroux added as “this is also going to be a tremendous achievement and assist us, and it’s also going to look good on our resume as it pertains to combatting CNCD’s”.“We know the cause of CNCDs, a lot of these are lifestyle related, alcohol and smoking etc., so as the Minister for Health I think that it would be quite a big feather in my cap if I could take this to Parliament soon,” he continued.He indicated that following the consultant’s review of the draft legislation, it will be forwarded to Cabinet for review “until Cabinet satisfies itself that all the provisions within the law are going to be conducive, [and that] there are no controversial issues”.This is essential because while smoke-free environments are implemented to protect nonsmokers and result in reduced consumption and quitting by smokers, it is important that government does not interfere with people’s rights.“We also have to respect people’s rights when we do these things and respect people’s lifestyles. And while we can legislate certain things, we also have to be careful that in legislating things that we think are going to help us fight CNCDs and other health issues, that we don’t violate people’s fundamental and basic human rights,” Dr Darroux emphasized. Three regional countries, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, have already implemented this tobacco legislation and banned smoking in public places.last_img read more

Syracuse continues to drop in latest ITA rankings

first_imgSyracuse (9-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) dropped in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings for the fifth consecutive week, sliding from No. 29 to No. 32. After rising to No. 10 on Jan. 30, the highest ranking in program history, the Orange have dropped in each team ranking since. No singles or doubles rankings were released this week.The Orange won their only match last week, a 4-1 road victory over Florida Atlantic on Monday. It marked the end of a four-match road trip for the Orange, who now play six out of their next seven matches at home. In doubles against the Owls, No. 70 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez won 6-4 for their fifth consecutive victory, with one match against Georgia Tech abandoned on March 3.But No. 42 Knutson lost her singles match against freshman Martina Kudelova in three sets, 4-6, 6-2, 3-6. It was Knutson’s second consecutive loss after a six-match win streak, one that dated back to Feb. 3 against Boston College.No. 77 Ramirez’s match was abandoned against Natalie Kallmunzerova, with Ramirez trailing 3-4 in the third set.This week, the Orange return home on Friday to face Virginia Tech (6-7, 1-4) before they play four consecutive matches against ranked opponents. That starts next Sunday against No. 15 Wake Forest, and continues against No. 22 Florida State, No. 1 North Carolina and No. 12 NC State. Syracuse is 1-3 against ranked opponents this season, with its lone win coming in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend Tournament against then-No. 9 Michigan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrewcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more