Previous articleTime for RTE to portray positive image of cityNext articleUL urged to buy into city centre admin Facebook Email IT has been confirmed that private companies are bidding for a contract to come into the Mid-Western Regional Hospital and manage it. A spokesperson for Health Minister, Dr James Reilly, told the Limerick Post that whichever of the companies wins the contract for running the hospital for up to 15 months, will be obliged to upskill the existing management team.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are three UK and one Irish company in the running for the lucrative contract and, the spokesman added, “the aim of this is not to privatise the hospital. It is for the hospital to have access to state- of- the- art management skills, as there are aspects of the current management structures which need to be supported”.The move has outraged IMPACT, who are describing it as a breach of the Croke Park agreement.In a letter to the minister, IMPACT’s national secretary, Louise O’Donnell, said the plans lays bare how “the HSE has drained itself of senior management personnel under the Incentivised Early Retirement and Voluntary Redundancy scheme of 2010, forcing the HSE to rely on more expensive measures to fill the human resources gaps created by the scheme”.Meanwhile, following 12 hours of talks on Wednesday at the Labour Relations Commission, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU, have agreed to suspend all industrial action at the Mid Western Regional Hospital for a four week period to allow for a full review of the situation in the emergency department, where nurses say patients are at risk because of conditions. For the duration of this four week period, additional resources have been provided and HSE. Linkedin Print Advertisement NewsLocal NewsPrivate company to run Regional HospitalBy admin – October 20, 2011 546 Twitter WhatsApp
April 8, 2019 2,093 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Recently, President Donald J. Trump signed a memorandum tasking the Treasury Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with preparing a reform plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The White House memo directed that this plan be delivered “as soon as possible.” In an opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal, American Enterprise Institute fellows Peter J. Wallison and Edward J. Pinto discussed the feasibility of the Presidential memo and its proposed reforms.According to Wallison and Pinto, the memo’s direction to the Treasury will lead to government housing-finance system that roughly replicates what existed before 2008, notably “government backing for the obligations of the government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , and affordable-housing mandates requiring the GSEs to encourage and engage in risky mortgage lending.”“These elements will be retained, but the problems they caused in 2008 are supposed to be mitigated by better regulation, more capital for the GSEs, and compensation to taxpayers for the risks they’ll assume when the government guarantees the GSEs’ obligations,” Pinto and Wallison’s op-ed states. “The housing lobby misled the public before on the efficacy of these protections.”According to Wallison and Pinto, the FHFA should shrink their footprint as conservator of Fannie and Freddie over a period of five to 10 years. They suggest reducing the size and types of the mortgages that GSEs could buy and opening larger portions of the housing-finance market to the private sector, improving competition.“Most of the U.S. economy is open to the innovation and competition of the private sector,” said Wallison and Pinto. “Yet for no discernible reason, the housing market—one-sixth of the U.S. economy—is and has been controlled by the government to a far greater extent than in any other developed country.”The Presidential memo states that “in the decade since the financial crisis, there has been no comprehensive reform of the housing finance system despite the need for it, leaving taxpayers exposed to future bailouts.” The memo went on to claim that “the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) housing programs are exposed to high levels of risk and rely on outdated business processes and systems.”You can read the full memo here. You can also read more about proposed GSE and housing finance reforms in our April DS News cover story, available online. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Warren Buffett Talks Wells Fargo Next: Understanding Drops in Mortgage Delinquency Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: AEI Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSE Housing Crisis Share Save Walking the Tightrope of GSE Reform Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Walking the Tightrope of GSE Reform Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles AEI Fannie Mae FHFA Freddie Mac GSE Housing Crisis 2019-04-08 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market Print This Post Subscribe
Pictured: From right: Mary Norman, RN; Lisa Banks, RN; Austin Prickel and Bob Hurm, CRNA, who nominated PrickelBatesville, in. — Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with the Ripley County Community Foundation, announces Austin Prickel, Batesville, as this year’s recipient of the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship. Austin is the son of Rick and Michelle Prickel.A graduate of Batesville High School, Prickel is entering his senior year in the nursing program at Ball State University. He was awarded the scholarship as a result of his excellent grades, volunteerism and community service.The Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship was developed in 2009 in memory of Doris Brelage, a registered nurse at MMH and EMS member.