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

Les Miz Star Chris McCarrell on His Five-Year Plan, Geeky Secret and More!

first_imgAge: 24Hometown: “I grew up south of Cleveland. Went to college west of Cleveland. I’m an all-around Clevelander.”Current Role: After first playing student revolutionary Joly, McCarrell has now moved up to the role of lovesick Marius in the Broadway revival of everyone’s favorite musical, Les Miserables.Stage and Screen Cred: While studying at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, McCarrell performed roles like Lewis in Pippin, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Gabe in Next to Normal. Professional credits include Summer of ’42, the Jake Gyllenhaal role in a musical version of Bubble Boy and Nibs, one of the Lost Boys in Peter Pan Live! on NBC. Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016center_img Les Miserables All photos by Caitlin McNaney for Broadway.comlast_img

Oceaneering to supply 39 km of umbilicals for Johan Castberg

first_imgStatoil will use Oceaneering’s umbilicals for its recently sanctioned Johan Castberg field development in the Barents Sea, offshore Norway.Oceaneering on Tuesday said it had won the contract for dynamic and static control umbilicals, totaling approximately 39 kilometers (24 miles) in length, and associated hardware.Oceaneering plans to design and manufacture the umbilicals at its facility in Rosyth, Scotland, with delivery scheduled for early 2021.The control umbilicals for Statoil’s Johan Castberg project are expected to be used to transmit hydraulic control fluid and chemicals, as well as provide the electrical power and fiber-optic requirements to operate and monitor the subsea wells, which are located in approximately 400 meters (1,312 feet) of water.The umbilicals are expected to be tied back to a floating production, storage, and offloading facility, or FPSO.Development planStatoil submitted the plan for development and operation for its Johan Castberg project in December 2017.The field development concept includes an FPSO and a subsea development with a total of 30 wells, 10 subsea templates and two satellite structures.According to Statoil, this is the biggest subsea field under development in the world today.The Johan Castberg development costs are estimated at around NOK 49 billion (approximately $5.9 billion). The jobs generated nationwide during the development are estimated at slightly less than 47,000 man-years, some 1800 of which will be located in Northern Norway.Recoverable resources are estimated at 450 – 650 million barrels of oil equivalent. This makes the Johan Castberg project the biggest offshore oil and gas development to be given the go-ahead in 2017. First oil is scheduled for 2022.last_img read more