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 Jacques 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

Versailles trooper promoted to Crime Scene Investigator

first_imgVersailles, In.— Versailles-On Monday, April 16, 2018, Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter announced that Master Trooper Martin Mead would be promoted to the rank of Sergeant to serve as a Crime Scene Investigator for the Versailles District of the Indiana State Police.Sgt. Mead graduated from Salem High School in Salem, Indiana in 1985.  He attended Indiana University-Southeast before being hired as a Motor Carrier Inspector at the Seymour, Indiana Scales in 1988.  In November 1991, Sgt. Mead was hired as a trooper and attended the Indiana State Police Academy.  After graduating from the academy, he was stationed at the Lowell District.  In 1994, Sgt. Mead transferred to the Seymour District.  He joined the Versailles District when the Seymour Post closed in 2010.During his career, Sgt. Mead has been a field training officer and a member of the Tactical Intervention Platoon.  Much of his career has been spent working drug investigations as a member of the Indiana State Police Methamphetamine Suppression Team.  He was tasked with responding to and dismantling methamphetamine labs that often involved dangerous chemical reactions.Sgt. Mead is also a former member of the Indiana State Police “Top 20” list for being one of the top 20 pistol shooters on the Indiana State Police.Sgt. Mead’s new job responsibilities will include responding to scenes where criminal investigations are taking place.  He will be responsible for collecting evidence and documenting the scene for the investigation.  He will also be tasked with maintaining the Versailles District’s evidence storage room.He was formally promoted during a ceremony yesterday in the Indiana Supreme Court Chambers at the Indiana Statehouse.Sgt. Mead resides in Jackson County with his wife of 25 years, Stacy, and two sons.last_img read more

Top snooker referee joins coronavirus frontline battle

first_img Loading… “Normally I would have been in Sheffield, so this fortnight was clear in my diary. When I was asked to take on this role, I didn’t even have one second of doubt. “Ever since I was a young child I wanted to work in medicine and I have been working for 28 years. So when this came up, I jumped at it, even if there are some risks. “It is tough of course. Just as you do in the UK, we have problems here getting enough personal protective equipment. “This weekend we started using scuba diver masks which were bought in a sports shop, because we don’t have enough of the correct masks. Read AlsoRugby legend tackles COVID-19 mental health “The worst thing is the heat. The body produces a lot of heat but it can’t escape from the costume. “I am often wearing two pairs of gloves – one for the whole day and another pair when I am treating patients. By the end of the day my hands feel like gum Top snooker referee Olivier Marteel has joined the health heroes on the coronavirus front line and is using scuba diver masks in a bid to fill the void left by lack of equipment. Marteel, who took charge of the 2015 World Championship final, combines his sporting duties with working as a radiology nurse in Belgium. The 50-year-old would normally have been at the Crucible this week before the tournament was postponed due to the pandemic. But instead Marteel finds himself in A&E at the AZ West Hospital in Veurne after volunteering to assist in the crisis. Olivier Marteel different role in pandemic era He said: “When the virus became widespread, each hospital created an extra Accident and Emergency department. “So there was one for Covid patients and one for everything else. My head nurse asked me if I could work on the Covid A&E department. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 8 Most Fun Sylvester Stallone Movies6 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum’s Ex-WifeThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Facts About Sasha Obama10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAPCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more