New record for patients on hospital trolleys

first_imgLinkedin Email WhatsApp Facebook University Hospital LimerickA RECORD high for the number of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) was set this week, when figures from the INMO showed there were 70 admitted patients waiting for a bed.This is the highest number since the nursing union began counting the numbers of waiting patients. On Tuesday, 46 people were on trolleys in the Emergency Department and a further 24 were waiting for an in-patient bed in overflow wards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The numbers had decreased to 64 during the week.Limerick Labour TD Jan O’Sullivan said she is “calling for funding to open all available beds in hospitals in the region, for extra step-down beds where they can be provided and for additional Home Care Packages. It needs an urgent interim response from Government.”“No other region has the pressure we have and all other regions are better resourced for the populations they serve”.In a statement, hospital management said “UL Hospitals Group sincerely regrets that any patient has to face long waits in our emergency department.“The emergency department at UHL is one of the busiest in the country and the numbers presenting continue to increase year on year. Attendances to the end of December 2018 were 72,037 – an increase of 6.2 percent on 2017.The statement said the emergency department was exceptionally busy in recent days.“In the week between Monday, February 18 and Sunday, February 24, a total of 1,453 presented to the emergency department. In the 24-hour period to midnight on Monday, February 25, a total of 210 people attended the Emergency Department. We continue to see high volumes of frail elderly with complex medical conditions and regret that anyone faces long wait times while we prioritise the sickest patients. The Department is also seeing high volumes of surgical patients at present.“We are again asking members of the public to please consider all their care options before presenting to the emergency department at UHL.Injury units in Ennis and Nenagh are open from 8am to 8pm, and St John’s is open from 8am to 6pm for the treatment of broken bones, dislocations, sprains strains, wounds, scalds and minor burns.“UHL has just over 450 inpatient beds; this is recognised as not being sufficient for the needs of the Mid West Region. The Group welcomes the commitment to increasing bed capacity at the hospital,” the statement concluded. Printcenter_img Previous articleAfternoon delight with Finghin CollinsNext articleCity hosts flowers for Magdalenes event Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsHealthNew record for patients on hospital trolleysBy Bernie English – March 2, 2019 1355 Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Man missing in Milford believed to be visitor from Dublin

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – August 18, 2017 It’s emerged that a man missing in Milford is from Dublin with family ties in the area.The mans car had been spotted yesterday near Bunlin Bridge between Milford and Carrigart.The alarm was raised when it was noted that the car was still there this morning.Editor of the Tir Conaill Tribune, John McAteer has been speaking to Greg Hughes on the 10 to 1 show:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Previous articleMajor search operation underway in MilfordNext article15 people waiting for a bed at LUH News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Man missing in Milford believed to be visitor from Dublin Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Amel Tuka: I’m glad if I am the Initiator for Change in BH Sport

first_imgA formal reception for Amel Tuka, the bronze medal winner at the recent World Athletic Championships, was organized yesterday by the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H Denis Zvizdic and the Minister of Civil Affairs of B&H Adil Osmanovic.The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of B&H Denis Zvizdic said that this reception was organized, above all, in order to congratulate to Amel on his personal success which is of extreme significance for both the BH sport and the entire country.“This success awakens the hope that athletic, as well as all other sports, will come back to the European and world stage. Tuka conveyed to us his impressions not only from the World Championships, but from other competitions as well”, said Zvizdic.Besides Tuka, yesterday’s reception was also attended by the president of the Athletic Federation of B&H Suad Kaknjo, therefore it was also discussed at the meeting about the ways and modalities to help the BH sport and provide it with stable funding.“It is necessary to provide systematic and stable funding not only of the Athletic, but of other Federations as well, in order for them to timely plan the preparations and participation at important competitions”, Zvizdic said.Tuka expressed gratitude for yesterday’s reception, and he said he is especially happy to see some things changing in the BH sport also.“I think the BH sport deserves those changes, and I am happy to be one of those who initiated the changes. Top sports results that some national teams achieved are a call to change that situation, because our youth deserves that. We, who are the role models for the young, should be good ambassadors of our homeland, and they should look up to us, follow our path, fight and love their homeland. However, when a top result is achieved, they should know what they’re entitled to”, said Tuka.The Minister of Civil Affairs Adil Osmanovic announced commitment to the reform of the Law on Sports of B&H in order to regulate this issue at the state level and provide larger means for the funding of the BH sports. Moreover, Osmanovic also announced commitment to the intention to allocate more financial means in the budget of B&H for 2016 and the following year for the funding of sportsmen, in order for such results that Tuka achieved to become more often.“With their achievements, our athletes are demonstrating to us that we must follow them in that direction, and that primarily the Council of Ministers and the State of B&H must make a step forward in that field”, Osmanovic said.The president of the Athletic Federation of B&H Suad Kaknjo said that the discussion was constructive and that a will exists to make changes in the situation of the BH sports.(Source: photo uskinfo)last_img read more