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Hospital Group chief executive is reappointed for another five years

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first_imgNewsHealthHospital Group chief executive is reappointed for another five yearsBy Staff Reporter – September 11, 2019 1294 Previous articleMan arrested in Limerick City murder caseNext articleLimerick Post Show | Fidget Feet Present Bingo Wings Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Health Minister Simon Harris with UL Hospitals Group chief executive Professor Colette Cowan.Photo: Brian Arthur.PROFESSOR Colette Cowan has been re-appointed for another five years as chief executive of the University of Limerick Hospitals Group which incorporates University Hospital Limerick, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Croom, Ennis, Nenagh and St John’s hospitals.Since taking on the role in 2014, she has overseen a budget increase from €267 million to €351 million and a workforce rise from 3,000 to 4,200.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Referring to the challenge of leading the thousands of hospital staff in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary over the next five years, Prof Cowan said the Group was looking forward to the development of the six regions announced by Health Minister Simon Harris as a key driver in delivering the Slaintecare health reforms.“The creation of integrated health regions present great challenges and great opportunities that we must all strive to meet as the promise of Slaintecare is to deliver truly transformative change for the people of the MidWest and the country at large.She said that while Slaintecare envisaged a move away from Ireland’s hospital-centric model to delivering more care in primary and community settings, the UL Hospitals Group would be busier than ever over the next five years, advancing its strategic objectives and developing more specialist services.“We were only just emerging from a deep recession when I was appointed as chief executive in 2014. The MidWest had been more seriously affected than other regions and the difficulties in the public finances had a serious adverse impact on the delivery of health services.“Over the last five years, however, UL Hospitals Group has delivered more care to more patients at a rate greater than the population increase in general.“For example, the number of attendances at our Emergency Department/Injury Units increased from 85,816 to 103,063 over the last five years and the number in-centre dialysis treatments in UHL grew from 10,412 to 17,232.“In spite of the challenging environment, the Group continues to increase its clinical activity, grow its workforce, enhance its academic profile and achieve crucial targets in quality and patient safety,”“We are also keenly aware that our capacity to meet demand is lacking in key areas and this is most manifest in the long waits for a bed faced by admitted patients and in growing outpatient waiting lists. Patient experience in these areas has been poor for many and I remain absolutely committed to improving this.” Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Facebook “Significant capital projects delivered over the last five years include the new Emergency Department, Leben Building (CF, breast, stroke and dermatology services), Dialysis Unit, Clinical Education and Research Centre at UHL; improved end-of-life care facilities in Ennis Hospital and University Maternity Hospital Limerick and the new ward block and Cataract Theatre at Nenagh Hospital.“More specialist clinics than ever before are being led in Ennis and Nenagh hospitals by consultants and an increasing number of advanced nurse and midwifery practitioners. And UL Hospitals Group was delighted to form its first Patient Council to give patients an active voice in service planning and delivery.“Over the last five years, UL Hospitals Group has consistently met or exceeded the national targets for average length of stay, day of surgery adUniversitymissions and readmission rates. Key quality indicators have shown excellent results in perinatal care and for in-hospital mortality rates for heart attack and stroke,” Prof Cowen concluded. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow center_img Email TAGShealthNewsUniveristy Hospital Limerickuniverisyt of limerick hospitals group Print Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students PROFESSOR Cowan said her current priorities for the UL Hospitals Group included:– The implementation of Sláintecare in the MidWest– The development of a Health Science Academy jointly with the University of Limerick– Completion of the 60-bed block currently under construction at UHL and progression of the separate 96-bed block included in Project Ireland 2040– Planning the relocation of the University Maternity Hospital Limerick to the UHL campus– New outpatient accommodation in Ennis Hospital to facilitate expansion of clinics– Progression of plans for new theatres at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital– Extension and further development of the Children’s Ark UHL in line with the National Paediatric Model of Care– Enhanced diagnostics for UHL through the Blood Sciences Project and the acquisition of a second MRI scanner– Continued focus on the growth of UL Hospitals Group as a major centre for cancer care, robotics, ageing and therapeutics, paediatrics and specialist services outside of the Dublin region– Continued positive engagement with all stakeholders including trade unions and public representatives– Continued development and recognition of staff with greater access to education, training and leadership opportunities– Continued planning to bring forward a charter for change to include community-based care, age-friendly services and regeneration– Continued work with Limerick Chamber and industry partners to bring forward digital innovations in the MidWest region Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more

Brundidge hosts Christmas Parade

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first_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The students in grades one through six at Pike County Elementary School entertained the large gathering with six Christmas songs they learned in music class.The students participated in the Christmas Parade program on a volunteer basis but all students learned the songs in class.Kerri Taylor, PCES music instructor, estimated that nearly 200 students participated.“We had 200 bells to give out for the Jingle Bell Jog and almost all of them were taken,” she said. “The students were excited to be a part of the parade.” Brundidge hosts Christmas Parade Latest Stories “It was a perfect night for a parade and I’m excited as all members of the BBA are,” Dow said. “The parade seems to grow every year. A Christmas event like this makes us all feel like we are part of something special. We are a close-knit community. We’re family and this brings us closer together as a community.”Mayor Jimmy Ramage agreed and expressed appreciation to all of those who made the Christmas Parade such a great success.He introduced Jennifer Amlong and her family who donated the city’s 2013 Community Christmas Tree and Mary Turner who donated the Liberty Tree. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The students sang from the porch of the historic Bass House and Taylor said it was as if they were performing on stage.“They loved it,” she said.Anita Grant, PCES principal, said participation in the parade was an opportunity for the students and their parents to be more involved in the community.“Through participation, they feel more a part of the community,” she said. “They feel like they belong and that they contribute. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be involved and we appreciate that opportunity.”The BBA brought back the Brundidge Bucks program this year. Names were drawn for Brundidge Bucks to be used to make purchases in participating businesses in town.“It’s just one way that we can encourage people to shop at home,” Dow said. “We appreciate the support of the merchants who participated and encourage everyone to shop at home first. We all benefit when we shop at home.” Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 11:01 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2013 The City of Brundidge ushered in the Christmas season Tuesday night with its annual Christmas Parade.Dorthea Dow, president of the sponsoring Brundidge Business Association, said that it was a great parade and a huge parade, perhaps the biggest and best ever.” Skip By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like CHRISTMAS MAGIC Droves of people descended on downtown Troy last Monday night to celebrate the start of the Christmas season with the… read more Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

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first_imgNZ Herald 11 June 2014The ban last month of so-called legal highs came as a welcome relief to staff at Waitemata District Health Board, particularly our doctors, nurses and mental health workers who see first-hand the effects synthetic cannabinoids can have.As the discussion around synthetic cannabinoids evolved in the public sphere, it was not unexpected that talk would soon turn to the issue of decriminalising cannabis.Legalising or decriminalising cannabis are not sensible solutions to the legal highs problem.Let’s not convey the message – especially to our young – that cannabis is harmless. It is not. Any initiative that potentially makes cannabis more freely available will only further increase the burden of medical, psychological and social problems cannabis use has on our health system and our communities.Dr Dale Bramley is a public health physician and chief executive of Waitemata District Health Board.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11271358last_img read more

HANG ON: Syracuse defeats North Carolina State thanks to stingy defense late

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Kris Joseph wouldn’t let Scott Wood get off another potential dagger of a 3-pointer. Wood was open once again from the right side, free to try to add to his 18 points — all of which came on 3s — to give North Carolina State the lead with fewer than two minutes left against Syracuse. Joseph snuffed it out, leaping and rejecting Wood’s attempt. He preserved SU’s two-point lead in yet another tight game. ‘Oh my God,’ said SU guard Scoop Jardine. ‘So big. I knew Kris was going to get one, because we were just so close to blocking him every time.’ Late in the game for Syracuse, it was all about preservation. Preservation that came with shutting down Wood, the Wolfpack’s top scorer. The Orange (8-0) did just that, adjusting defensively and surviving against the Wolfpack (4-3) 65-59 in front of 22,334 inside the Carrier Dome Saturday. NC State only scored a single point in the last 7:22 of the game, and only three in the last 9:47, as SU shut down anything and everything the Wolfpack tried. The Orange struggled offensively during the same time period, but its defense did enough to help chip away at the Wolfpack’s lead and slowly build up a lead of its own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘Our defense has hung in there, kept us in,’ said SU head coach Jim Boeheim. ‘We’d have two or three losses if we were playing just average or pretty good defense.’ In the first half, though, that Orange defense allowed the Wolfpack to quickly climb back from a 31-18 deficit. Wood’s two consecutive 3-pointers trimmed the deficit to seven in just 46 seconds. Both came as Wood had plenty of space to get the shot off, which drew Boeheim’s ire. ‘We left Wood open twice,’ he said. ‘You just can’t leave him open. He’s too good of a shooter.’ Still, Syracuse went into the locker room at halftime with momentum, as Jardine nailed a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer to give the Orange a 38-34 lead. But the sluggish play carried over to the second half, as NC State opened up the period with an 8-0 run to take a 42-38 lead. Each time the Orange attempted to make a run back, the Wolfpack responded. C.J. Fair knocked down a free throw, but Wood answered with a 3. Rick Jackson threw down a monstrous dunk, but Javier Gonzalez answered with a jumper from the left baseline to get back to a six-point lead at 53-47. Syracuse wasn’t able to sustain a run until, down five, it ramped up the defensive intensity. Boeheim instituted a full-court press that forced two consecutive turnovers. Then, SU forced a shot-clock violation. A Jackson bucket that followed gave SU the lead at 57-56. ‘We limited our turnovers and forced them into a couple more,’ said SU forward Kris Joseph. ‘That was the key for us. … We forced them into some turnovers and some tough shots. Down the stretch, our defensive presence was what helped us win the game.’ That defensive presence started with a change on Wood. Joseph said the Orange was, in essence, playing a 3-2 zone instead of a 2-3, shading up to force Wood into contested shots. And it worked. Wood started 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. He finished the game 2-of-9. And he missed four 3-pointers in the final five minutes, which would have either tied the game or given NC State the lead. ‘We had to locate that shooter,’ Jardine said. ‘Wood. He was making every shot. Every shot he took, I thought it was good. We located him. We made it tough for him. He got some looks, but the reason he missed is because we made it tough on him.’ While the Orange played stingy defense — at one point not allowing a Wolfpack shot on four consecutive possessions — its offense added points little by little to finally get the lead and then build it slowly. And with 24 seconds left, Wood missed another 3-pointer. This time, Joseph was there to grab the rebound and get the ball to Brandon Triche. Wood fouled Triche immediately, and SU’s guard sank 1-of-2 free throws to finally give his team a comfortable, four-point lead with 17 seconds left. Comfortable, because SU’s defense hadn’t given up four points in nearly 10 minutes. ‘We made some great defensive stops,’ Boeheim said. ‘Our defense has been good down the stretch in those situations.’ bplogiur@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more