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Clinicians must give go-ahead for patients to be moved from UHL

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Previous articleLimerick Man Launches new HR Tech CompanyNext articleThree months of diversion in Adare David Raleigh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsClinicians must give go-ahead for patients to be moved from UHLBy David Raleigh – January 26, 2020 786 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Senator Kieran O’Donnell at St John’s Hospital.PATIENTS will only be transferred from the consistently overcrowded University Hospital Limerick (UHL) to vacant beds at the nearby St John’s Hospital only when it is deemed safe to do so.Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell said he was informed there were ten vacant beds this morning at St John’s on Monday morning when there were 50 patients waiting for beds at UHL.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Both are managed by the UL Hospitals Group, which also includes the University Maternity Hospital Limerick; Mid Western Regional Hospital, Ennis; Nenagh General Hospital; and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.Of the 50 patients awaiting beds at UHL, 23 were on trolleys in the emergency department and 27 on trolleys on wards.Senator O’Donnell said he contacted the UL Hospitals Group asking management to confirm if transfers would take place to St John’s to take up the ten vacant beds.He said management later informed him that the vacant beds would be filled if the clinicians deemed it safe to transfer the patients,otherwise they would be filled through St John’s Medical Assessment Unit (MAU).However, a UL Hospitals Group spokesman told the Limerick Post on Monday evening that there were six beds available at St John’s Hospital at 8am that morning.“As occurs every day, patients from UHL will be transferred to St John’s following a clinical decision and in line with national policy on which patients are appropriate to be cared for in Model 2 hospitals.”“At 11am this morning, there were three patients identified for transfer. St John’s Hospital, as is the norm, will have admissions from their own medical assessment unit which is fully operational today.”“Where patients are identified as suitable for an inter-hospital transfer, that transfer is only effected once all the necessary arrangements have been agreed between the clinical teams and bed management at both the transferring and receiving hospital.”“On a typical day at UL Hospitals Group, approximately 15 patients are transferred from UHL to the Model 2 hospitals at St John’s, Ennis and Nenagh,” the spokesman added.On Sunday, Tanaiste Simon Coveney promised Fine Gael would “fix the trolley crisis by making further investment in beds and staff”.Speaking outside Thomond Park, Mr Coveney told reporters: “Because of a strong growing economy, we now can make realistic financial commitments to add extra beds, extra staff into the system, and fix, once and for all, the accident and emergency pressures we are seeing in Limerick.”A 60-bed modular unit is currently being built on the grounds of UHL, and management has sought a further 96-bed unit. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisementlast_img read more

Defence On Merits Is Not To Be Considered At Stage Of Framing Of Charge And/Or At The Stage Of Discharge Application: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesDefence On Merits Is Not To Be Considered At Stage Of Framing Of Charge And/Or At The Stage Of Discharge Application: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK13 April 2021 8:27 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court observed that defence on merits is not to be considered at the stage of framing of the charge and/or at the stage of discharge application.At the stage of framing of the charge and/or considering the discharge application, the mini trial is not permissible, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said.In this case, the Special Court, considering the material…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court observed that defence on merits is not to be considered at the stage of framing of the charge and/or at the stage of discharge application.At the stage of framing of the charge and/or considering the discharge application, the mini trial is not permissible, the bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said.In this case, the Special Court, considering the material on record which included the transcript of conversation recorded between the complainant and the accused and considering the other material on record found that there is a prima facie case made out. The court added that the defence of the accused is not to be considered at this stage, and framed the charge against the accused for the offence under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act.The Rajasthan High Court, allowing a revision petition, discharged the accused of the alleged offence under Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. In appeal before the Supreme Court, the state contended that the High Court has committed a grave error in evaluating the transcript/evidence on merits which at the stage of considering the application for discharge is not permissible.The bench noted that while discharging the accused, the High Court has gone into the merits of the case and has considered whether on the basis of the material on record, the accused is likely to be convicted or not. The High Court has considered in detail the transcript of the conversation between the complainant and the accused which exercise at this stage to consider the discharge application and/or framing of the charge is not permissible at all, the bench added.”The High Court was required to consider whether a prima facie case has been made out or not and whether the accused is required to be further tried or not. At the stage of framing of the charge and/or considering the discharge application, the mini trial is not permissible. At this stage, it is to be noted that even as per Section 7 of the PC Act, even an attempt constitutes an offence. Therefore, the High Court has erred and/or exceeded in virtually holding a mini trial at the stage of discharge application.. We are not further entering into the merits of the case and/or merits of the transcript as the same is required to be considered at the time of trial. Defence on merits is not to be considered at the stage of framing of the charge and/or at the stage of discharge application.” the court observed while upholding the Special Court order framing charges against the accused.Case: State of Rajasthan vs. Ashok Kumar Kashyap [CrA 407 OF 2021]Coram: Justices DY Chandrachud and MR ShahCounsel: Adv Vishal MeghwalCitation: LL 2021 SC 210Click here to Read/Download JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Grievances and workplace companions

first_imgQOne of our employees has raised a grievance. Do they have the right to be accompanied during a meeting where it will be discussed?AAll employees have the statutory right to be accompanied at a formal grievance meeting by either a workplace colleague or trade union representative. So when going down this route, you will need to inform them of their rights. But if it is on an informal footing they have not instigated a formal grievance procedure yet you could decline such a request. But consider carefully: if the employee has a disability, any refusal could result in a claim for discrimination. The same can apply if the employee’s first language isn’t English.last_img