Limerick Council calls for maternity hospital move to Dooradoyle

first_imgTwitter TAGSDepartment of HealthHealth Minister Leo VaradkarlimerickRegional Maternity Hospital Limerickuniversity hospital limerick Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council calls for maternity hospital move to DooradoyleBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2014 827 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Email Previous articleSpecial needs pupils victimised by budget cutsNext articleCouncillors in the dark over Limerick landfill proposal Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Health Minister Leo Varadkar is to be called upon to relocate the Regional Maternity Hospital from its current site on the Ennis Road to the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) campus in Dooradoyle.This follows the unanimous support for a notice of motion submitted by Limerick City East Labour Party councillor Elena Secas at last week’s meeting of Limerick City and County Council.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up When a similar motion was proposed last March, the Department of Health said there was limited funding available for such capital projects up to 2018  and that significant investment has been made at the maternity hospital over the previous year.However Cllr Secas insists that the quality of health care and the access to it in the maternity hospital is a huge issue and its relocation to the main hospital campus is a matter of urgency.“The building is over 50 years old; its facilities and working environment are relatively poor and, despite being the fifth busiest of the 19 maternity units in the country, it has no intensive care or high dependency units,” she stated.“Because it has no blood bank, mothers in critical condition have to be transferred to UHL for treatment and/or investigations, which poses a huge concern for patient safety and separates mothers from their newborn babies in many cases for several days,” she added.Fianna Fail councillor James Collins added his support to Cllr Secas’s proposal and hoped that it would be a case of “new motion, different answer”.He also called for an emergency plan to be implemented at UHL to deal with the current crisis at the hospital’s emergency department and pointed out that “real investment” would have to happen if the maternity hospital was to be moved to Dooradoyle.Fine Gael councillor Maria Byrne said it was “more appropriate” to have the maternity hospital based at the Dooradoyle campus.Sinn Fein councillor for Adare-Rathkeale, Ciara McMahon, expressed concern over the fact that ten people were currently waiting for emergency bypasses at UHL.“I know of one person who has a 100 per cent blockage and they cannot get a bypass.“There are too many pushing pens and not enough pushing trolleys. I know from my experience abroad that you would be treated much faster in Kenya,” she claimed.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin described the current situation at UHL as a “disaster” while Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor slammed the Government for its “botched” centralisation of A&E services in the region. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebooklast_img read more

ICC World Cup WATCH – After Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes takes ‘catch of the tournament’ in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash vs Pakistan

first_imghighlights Ben Stokes took a superb catch against South Africa.Chris Woakes catch sent back Imam-ul-Haq for 44.Pakistan lost their opening game against West Indies in Trent Bridge. New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is fast been dominated by England and their brilliant catching. Ben Stokes stole the show with what has been dubbed as the ‘catch of the tournament’ during the opening game of the tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against South Africa at The Oval. However, in England’s second game against Pakistan in Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Chris Woakes put up a similar effort as the hosts built pressure on Pakistan. The unlucky victim this time was Imam-ul-Haq, who was nearing a fifty and had put Pakistan on course for a big total. The incident took place on the first ball of the 20th over bowled by Moeen Ali.Moeen bowled a flighted delivery from round the wicket on off stump, Imam-ul-Haq danced down the track and made some room to loft the delivery inside out to wide long off. Chris Woakes ran to his right and kept his eyes on the ball, dived full length to his right and plucked a stunning catch with both hands. In the game against South Africa, Adil Rashid bowled a flighted delivery outside off and Andile Phehlukwayo dragged the slog sweep to deep midwicket. The left-hander had made good contact and it looked like the ball would sail over for a six. However, Stokes had other ideas. Perched near the boundary, jumped backwards and took a one-handed catch near the boundary to send Phehlukwayo back for 24. The cricketing world went berserk with Stokes’ catch and England made a big statement with a resounding 104-run win against South Africa.Pakistan started their campaign on a horrendous note with a big loss against the West Indies in Trent Bridge. The batsmen could not cope with the pace and bounce of the West Indies side and they were bundled out for 105. West Indies romped home to a seven-wicket win. England have been the red-hot favourites heading into the contest against Pakistan, having recently won a five-match ODI series against them 0-4, with one game being abandoned at The Oval due to a no-result. Pakistan have not secured a victory in their last 12 ODIs while England, while chasing in ODIs, have won 17 out of 20 games with two games getting abandoned due to a no-result and one match being tied. The tied match took place at Trent Bridge and it involved Sri Lanka with Woakes smashing 95 and Liam Plunkett hammering a last ball six off Nuwan Pradeep to reach 286.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more