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
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce accepts England forward Andy Carroll faces a big mental challenge to recover from his latest injury setback – which is normally suffered by “ballerinas and basketball players”. Press Association Sport understands Carroll has travelled to Europe – boarding a plane for Belgium on Friday morning – to begin a rehabilitation programme which the club hopes will not require an operation, but equally no time frame has been set for a possible return to full match fitness. While Allardyce is confident the 6ft 3ins former Newcastle frontman will recover from the setback, the Irons boss understands there are personal battles for him to overcome ahead of a season which, if all goes well, could end with playing for England at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. “It is a big challenge for Andy because he has got to be mentally really tough now,” said Allardyce. “He has to be really, really focused and we have got to make sure we keep his spirits up whenever we get the chance because it is a lonely place to be when you are injured, and certainly for the length of time he has been injured. “This will make him feel pretty low for a while, but he has to battle through that and we will look after the psychological side as well as the physical side. At the end of the day it is just about getting him fit as quick as we possibly can.” Allardyce revealed the nature of Carroll’s latest fitness problem was linked to the centre-forward’s style of play. “What you find on my research is that this is an unusual injury for footballers. It probably more revolves around people like ballerinas and basketball players because of the bounding side of it,” the West Ham manager said. “What caused Andy’s injury in the first place is his leap – he leapt up high for a ball against Reading on the last day of the season and landed (awkwardly on his foot). That is what happens with basketball players because they are 22 stone and 6ft 7ins, it more occurs in those sports. The 24-year-old – signed on a permanent £15million deal from Liverpool after a loan spell last season – had looked to be on his way back to full fitness following an Achilles problem. However, he then broke down during a training session earlier this week with a foot injury when he aggravated the plantar fascia tissue which supports the arch, and is so now set for another extended spell on the sidelines. “Once it has healed, it is about managing it then. Eventually it will be gone, but there is still a period of time after the injury has healed where he will get some discomfort through the foot. We will do all we can to eliminate that as quickly as possible.” Carroll had been selected by England manager Roy Hodgson for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil at the end of last season, only to be forced out by another untimely injury. While the latest setback is not expected to hamper his international chances over the longer-term, Allardyce maintains the focus must first be on getting the forward fighting fit for club duties. “I wouldn’t even speculate on that (Carroll’s place in the England side) because the important thing for me is to get Andy Carroll fit and playing for West Ham United,” Allardyce continued. “He had forged his way back into Roy’s plans at the end of last season, but then unfortunately had to report that he had picked up the (Achilles) injury, otherwise he would have travelled with England. “It is a big year for Andy to be at West Ham scoring goals and also trying to get himself into the World Cup squad, if we (England) qualify.” Press Association
Police arrested a Belle Glade woman who is accused of burglarizing multiple medical marijuana businesses in Palm Beach County.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said at 3 a.m. around 30 individuals burglarized the Miracle Leaf medical marijuana business located at 100 Sansbury Way.Police said a group fled the scene of a burglarized medical marijuana dispensary .Deputies were able to stop one of the vehicles involved in the case, which was driven by Nakeria Harris, 24, of Belle Glade.PBSO said Harris confessed to being involved in multiple business burglaries including the Miracle Leaf dispensary. They also found more than $600 worth of products belonging to Miracle Leaf.Harris was arrested Monday morning and was booked at the Palm Beach County Jail.
29 May 2018 Seven youngsters off to Germany Tags: Boys, German Open, Girls, St Leon Rot Seven players will represent England in the German boys’ and girls’ open, which starts on Thursday at St Leon Rot.The four boys are: Barclay Brown (Hallamshire, Yorkshire), Enrique Dimayuga (Walton Heath, Surrey), Matthew Freeman (Notts, Nottinghamshire) and Max Hopkins (Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire).The girls are Caitlin Whitehead (Carus Green, Cumbria), Mimi Rhodes (Burnham & Berrow, Somerset) and Thalia Kirby (Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire).All the players are members of the England Golf boys’ and girls’ squads.The championships are played over 54 holes and end on 2 June.Caption: Barclay Brown (copyright Leaderbord Photography).