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Limerick hospital still battling trauma surgery backlog

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first_imgLimerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days NewsHealthLimerick hospital still battling trauma surgery backlogBy Bernie English – August 14, 2020 355 “There is extreme overcrowding in UHL this morning” – UHL TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsUHLuniversity hospital limerick Linkedin Print Email University Hospital LimerickUNIVERSITY Hospital Limerick is still battling to deal with a surge in cases which need operating theatre time, including elderly people who fall and break bones.Last week, the Limerick Post reported that a large increase in numbers of admitted patients waiting on trolleys for an in-hospotal bed was largely due to an increase in numbers coming to the ED and an increase in the number of beds needed for trauma patients who were awaiting surgery.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a statment in reply to a request for an update on the situation by the Limerick Post, a spokesman said that this hospital “remains very busy due to a surge in emergency and trauma theatre cases over the past week. This upswing has continued to impact on patient flow in UHL at a time when significant numbers of unwell patients are attending the hospital’s Emergency Department. “We are sorry that any patient admitted to our hospitals faces a long wait time for a bed. We work to ensure that all patients continue to receive expert medical care while they wait, Between 8am last Wednesday, and 8am this Wednesday, August 8, there was a daily average attendance of 184 patients at the ED. Attendances fell over the weekend (134 on Saturday, 151 on Sunday and 145 on Bank Holiday Monday), but this was preceded by a daily attendance rate in excess of 200 last Wednesday (207), Thursday (204) and Friday (214). Following the significant reduction in emergency presentations during the Covid-19 pandemic (levels for March and April 2020 were 144 and 154 respectively), current weekday attendances at the ED frequently surpass 200. Average daily ED presentations for 2019 were 195. “Patients were waiting in individual bays, on beds or trolleys. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been no patients on trolleys on corridors in the hospital’s general wards.“Having created capacity for the anticipated Covid-19 surge during March by deferring almost all elective activity, we are now gradually and carefully resuming scheduled care, prioritising care for the sickest patients first. Where patients can safely be seen virtually, this is being facilitated.As part of the Covid precautions, non-Covid patients were diverted to the Acute Surgical Assessment Unit or Acute Medical Unit, “meaning we have effectively been operating three EDs in recent months,” the spokesman said.As part of the drive to bring down the numbers waiting for trauma surgery, the hospital has called in theatre nurses from Ennis and other hospitals in the group so that more theatre time can be offered to patients. As well as identifying patients who can are discharged and treated in the community by specialist teams, the hospital is using the Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) at the University of Limerick. As as of Tuesday morning there were 28 patients being cared for in the facility. Capacity can be further increased in line with demand.center_img Previous articleMunster confirm academy player has tested positive for COVID-19Next articleLimerick Senior Football Championship Preview 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Twitter 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL last_img read more

UniCredit designates investment banker Orcel as new CEO

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first_imgMILAN (AP) — Italian bank UniCredit says Andrea Orcel, one of Europe’s leading investment bankers, will replace outgoing CEO Jean Pierre Mustier, who offered his resignation this fall over strategic differences with the board. Orcel, a 57-year-old Italian, faces a shareholder vote before being confirmed in the role running Italy’s largest bank. Orcel spent 20 years at Merrill Lynch, where he helped manage some of the biggest bank mergers n Europe, including the merger of Credito Italiano and UniCredito to form UniCredit in 1998.  He most recently ran the UBS Investment bank from 2014-2018 and was slated to take over Spanish bank Santander in 2018, but ended up in a dispute over compensation.last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events May 7 – 13

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Copeland (Photo credit: Facebook)CopelandAfter a six-year hiatus, the Florida-based quartet recently reunited to produce its fifth full-length album, much to the delight of its loyal fans who have been missing the indie band’s powerful tracks. Copeland’s latest album, Ixora, was released late last year, just in time for the band’s much-anticipated tour. Warming up the crowd are Vinnie Caruana, Have Mercy and Valise. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20. 7:30 p.m. May 7.The SkatalitesSimmer down! The legendary Jamaican band has backed such icons as Bob Marley, Toots Hibbert and Peter Tosh over the past half century, but remain a musical force of their own, even if there have been a few lineup changes. Wear your dancing shoes. Opening the show are Pandemics, Soul Junkies and Radio Daze. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20. 7:30 p.m. May 7.Bianca Del Rio (Photo credit: Facebook)Bianca Del RioAfter claiming the top prize in the show “Drag Race,” Bianca Del Rio has been incredibly busy. The entertainer, who began her career in New Orleans, has been touring the country, giving audiences a taste of her spirited cabaret and comedy show. Bianca Del Rio described her drag performance as “erotic clown” in a recent interview with The New York Times. Get ready for a night like no other. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com  $25-$89.50. 7 p.m. May 8.The WhispersThe famed R&B band began its legendary career in 1963, capturing the hearts and minds of music fans across the country while producing timeless romantic hits. They were such a force years ago that the band’s self-titled 1980 album went platinum, cementing their place in history among R&B greats. Now they’re back and ready to serenade Long Island with their smooth sounds. With opening act Stephanie Mills. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. May 8.NRBQFormed more than four decades ago, NRBQ delighted crowds with their unique sound and their ability to seamlessly blend a variety of genres into their music, a style the band has harnessed and developed throughout the years. The band released its first album in 1969, two years after it was formed, and still plays with the same spirit and vigor it had when it landed its first record deal all those years ago. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $35-$40. 8 p.m. May 8.Dutch FestivalEnjoy live jazz music while strolling through Hofstra’s campus bursting with tulips in bloom as you revel in the university’s Dutch heritage The festival is going through a reinvention with more emphasis on family activities and community services. As always, enjoy music and theater performances, art exhibits and carnival games. Hofstra University, Hempstead Tpke., Hempstead. hofstra.edu Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., May 9.Reflections on War ExperiencesA panel with three authors who are all veterans will share stories of their service. The panelists include John Barr, who writes of his five-year Naval tour of duty in Vietnam in The War Zone; Warrior Writers’ poet Maurice Decaul, whose Marine infantry company served in Iraq during 2003; and Emerson College professor Doug Anderson, who shares his memoir, Keep Your Head Down: Vietnam, the Sixties. The event will also feature Dan Levin’s poetry about Iwo Jima. Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station. waltwhitman.org Free. 1 p.m. May 9.Hal KetchumThe cabinet-maker-turned-country-music singer has sold more than 5 million albums during his successful career. Instead of sticking to what he knows best, the 61-year-old artist decided to release a new album, I’m the Troubadour, an ambitious project that combined several uncustomary genres: folk, blues and soul. YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. Boultoncenter.org $40-$45. 8 p.m. May 9.Caroline RheaThis Canadian comic has been a fixture in the American comedy scene for more than two decades. Known for her sharp wit and infectious laugh, Rhea has cultivated her gift of gab (hostessing her own talk show The Caroline Rhea Show, taking over from The Rosie O’Donnell Show and as the hostess of the first three seasons of NBC’s The Biggest Loser) into sit-coms like ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, voice work like the mother on Disney Channel’s Phineas and Ferb, and film roles, like The Perfect Man, starring Heather Locklear. Her standup show is not to be missed. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $47. 8 p.m. May 9.Heather Henson’s Sing Along With The Muppet MovieLittle ones and big ones alike will love this family-friendly sing-along to the acclaimed classic Muppet Movie. This interactive experience is like the Rocky Horror Picture Show for the elementary school set. Replete with singing, dancing, puppetry, kiting and shadow acting, the movie will come to life, thanks to the daughter of the legendary Muppet mastermind Jim Henson. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $29.50. 12 p.m. May 9.Southside Johnny & The Asbury JukesLong regarded as the Godfather of the Jersey Shore Sound, John Lyon, better known by his stage name Southside Johnny, is an American original. Growing up in Ocean Grove and graduating from Neptune High, he followed in Bruce Springsteen’s shoes running down the boardwalk, hitting the high notes and laying it low with that bluesy soulfulness that only he can croon. It helped that Steven Van Zandt, the Boss’s compadre, penned Southside Johnny’s signature song, “I Don’t Want to Go Home.” And yes, that’s Southside and the Jukes performing as a bar band at the frat party in that action-packed classic Adventures in Babysitting. The guy’s been doing it right and working his ass off, and we’re lucky to have him around keeping it real. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $20-$49.50. 8 p.m. May 9. Bobby Messano (Photo credit: Facebook)Bobby MessanoThis celebrated guitarist boasts a prolific career with collaborations with music’s elite, including the likes of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Rodney Atkins and Clarence Clemmons. Along with bassist Suavek Zaniesienko, drummer Dave Hollingsworth and Freddie Gasparini on keyboards, this contemporary blues band leaves audiences gasping for air. With marked intensity punctuated by masterful playing, Messano’s is a show audiences won’t soon forget. Treme Blues and Jazz Club, 553 Main St., Islip. tremeislip.com $15. 8 p.m. May 9.Impractical Jokers Starring The Tenderloins, The TenderloinsYou know these guys from their hit show TruTV’s Impractical Jokers. Staten Island natives Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn delight fans with their improvised comedy sketches. The premise is as simple as the childhood games of truth or dare you used to play—but the dares dreamed up by these four childhood friends are both hilarious and excruciatingly embarrassing. No matter, it’s their infectious laughter that causes audiences to roar along with them whether they complete the dares or not. Fans can expect new videos and never-before-seen footage from their show. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $45-$100. Three show times, May 9, 10.IM5Here’s the lowdown on the hottest boy band in town, IM5. Cole Pendery, born in Texas, decided that the spotlight was just the place for him when he was in eighth grade. Amazingly, his parents agreed. Dana Vaughns II grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh and started showing off his talent when he was 7. He clicked and wound up in LA. Now he gets to hang out with dudes who feel like his brothers. Gabriel Morales, Gabe for short, was born and raised in Miami. He’s got Cuban and Venezuelan roots, has no middle name and says yellow is his “fave color.” Having fun, living each day like it’s your last: that’s the motto these boys live by. “Touchdown Dance” is their latest release, and it’s a safe bet, if you’re really nice to them, they’ll play it for you. With supporting acts Sam Pottorff, Austin Jones, Bailey McConnell, The Weekend Riot and The House on Cliff. Revolution Bar and Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionli.com $20, $75 VIP. 3 p.m. May 10.Jeffrey WandsPsychic medium Jeffrey Wands says an interesting thing happened to him one day when he was 6 years old and watching TV: His great grandmother, Mary, appeared in front of him and spoke. The thing is, she’d been dead for 23 years. And so it began. Since then, he’s had many mind-boggling experiences communicating with deceased folks, predicting events and revealing information about people he barely knew. He was not popular at baseball games because he tended to blurt out the final score before the last out was recorded. Not only is he an accomplished medium, he’s also a popular radio host on WALK 97.5 FM and the author of several books, including “America’s Most Ghostly Places: New York State.” And no, Citi Field is not one of them—yet. Suffolk Theater, 118 East Main St., Riverhead. suffolktheater.com $27. 7:30 p.m. May 11.Melissa RiversThe daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers will speak about and sign her new book The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation. There was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when the funny lady got a little out of hand: her daughter and best friend, Melissa. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. May 11.GravityGuest speaker David Oberhettinger, Chief Knowledge Officer of the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will explore some of the major scientific themes in the multi Academy Award winning film Gravity, such as: “Why do we ex­plore?” and “Would it be less risky for robots, instead of humans, to do the exploring?” Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7 p.m. May 12.Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada. (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)Jorge PosadaFormer New York Yankee Jorge Posada comes to sign his new memoir The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes. The legendary catcher tells the incredible story of his personal journey, offering an unexpected, behind-the-plate view of his career, his past and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. May 12.Duff McKaganThe Guns N’ Roses bassist will speak about and sign his book, How To Be A Man. He is one of the most respected survivors in hard rock. In his book, he shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom—from his time with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American Dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family and experiencing what it’s like to be winked at by Prince. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. May 12Tribute to Jack Bruce, Johnny Winter and Joe CockerThis show is a tribute to three giants of rock-and-roll artistry who passed away in the last year: Jack Bruce, Johnny Winter and Joe Cocker. Join host Bill Shelley, a Freeport Music Archivist, for this screening of rare concert clips and footage. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. CinemaArtsCentre.org $10 members, $15 public. 7:30 p.m. May 13.Brit FloydWith a spectacular light show and out-of-this-world stage production, Brit Floyd calls this trip their “Space & Time” tour, a fitting name for this leg of the amazing journey launched by Pink Floyd itself and now followed dutifully by this great tribute act. From The Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall and, the latest, The Endless River, they’ll dip into five decades of Floyd’s best-selling albums to recreate an interstellar night of stunning performances. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $25-$65. 8 p.m. May 13.Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin ExperienceLike father, like son, that’s the essence of Jason Bonham’s critically acclaimed tribute to the music his dad, John Bonham, brought to millions as the drummer for Led Zeppelin. For two nights, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience will let fans relive some of the greatest rock n’ roll ever made. This show is more than a tribute—it’s a celebration. From the 1969 debut album to Led Zep’s second, fourth and Physical Graffitti, plus a heavy serving of deep cuts and smash hits, this is a must-see, must-listen show. Jason Bonham has won respect as a drummer in his own right, too, earning a Grammy Award for his work on Led Zep’s Celebration Day and he’s also gotten kudos performing for President Obama at the Kennedy Center. So “ramble on” over there, or take the stairway to you know where! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50-$69.50. 8 p.m. May 13, 14.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Jaime Franchi, Rashed Mian, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

VisitEngland backs GTE’s work to promote golf tourism

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first_img National tourism body VisitEngland has praised the early work being done by Golf Tourism England (GTE) to encourage golfing venues to work together at local level to attract more visitors. While clubs may have historically viewed others in the immediate vicinity as direct competition for green fees and memberships, GTE has highlighted the benefits of a closer and more collaborative relationship. This strategy has led to the successful creation of ‘clusters’ across the country, such as the Pennines Golf Trail, Suffolk Coastal Golf, The Dorset Heathland Tour and Southern Counties Heathland Tour (click here for a full listing of clusters/tours created by Golf Tourism England). Combined with building links with local accommodation providers, this has allowed golf clubs which have often operated in isolation, to draw on the collective strength of what each region has to offer the travelling golfer, thus making the proposition of visiting a more attractive one. James Berresford, VisitEngland Chief Executive, spoke highly of the efforts of GTE in encouraging these closer working relationships. He said: “As a supporter of GTE, it is very pleasing to see that they are gaining the backing of the golf industry by strengthening bonds between clubs at a local and regional level, creating a more attractive product for travelling golfers. “While some areas may lack an Open Championship host or tour-ready layout, through a combined effort to come together as a ‘cluster’ or golf tour, there is real potential to create golf destinations that offer the very best that England has to offer as one of the world’s longest-established and most diverse golfing nations.” These comments were echoed by David Joy, Chief Executive of England Golf, the national governing body for amateur golf, which has launched a strategic plan to create a brighter future for the sport. Its aims include creating stronger clubs, increasing the number of regular golfers and halting the decline in club membership. He commented: “Our relationship with GTE is one of partnership, which complements the England Golf strategic plan, ‘Raising Our Game’. This puts England Golf at the heart of a network of partners, each operating to the benefit of the game and I am delighted that Golf Tourism England is encouraging many of our great golf clubs to adopt a similarly collaborative approach.” Providing the most attractive proposition for international and local golfers, Joy also went on to explain, is one of the most effective ways for clubs to generate new revenue streams through increased inbound tourism. GTE Chief Executive and founder, Andrew Cooke, is delighted to see many traditional private members clubs embrace a forward-thinking and innovative approach and he added: “We are now seeing clubs begin to lay the foundations for growth in golf tourism in England for the next 5-10 years. “If we take the Dorset Heathland Tour for example, which includes incredible courses like Parkstone, Ferndown, Broadstone and Remedy Oaks, we get an impression of the depth of quality and variety that golf in England can offer. It is examples like this that should make people realise just how popular England could become as a golf destination.” To find out more about Golf Tourism England, visit www.golftourismengland.com. 5 May 2015 VisitEngland backs GTE’s work to promote golf tourism last_img read more