Linkedin 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 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 Advertisement
Trump, whose action makes available $50 billion in federal aid to states and localities, had faced criticism from some experts for being slow and ineffective in his response to the crisis and playing down the threat.The latest steps came two days after Trump announced travel restrictions blocking US entry for most people from continental Europe. While Britain was among the countries exempted, Trump said on Friday that might change because infections there had risen “precipitously.”The president, who was photographed last Saturday at his private Florida club with a Brazilian official who has tested positive for the coronavirus, said he himself likely would be tested “fairly soon,” a reversal of his previous stance. But Trump, 73, said he did not plan to isolate himself, noting he was suffering no symptoms.Travel bans have hammered airlines and travel companies worldwide, while financial markets have been hit by panic selling this week. President Donald Trump declared a US national emergency over the quickly spreading coronavirus on Friday, opening the door to more government aid to combat a pathogen that has infected more than 138,000 people worldwide and left over 5,000 dead.The impact of the coronavirus on everyday life deepened around the world. It was detected for the first time in several countries, with the World Health Organization (WHO) calling Europe the pandemic’s current epicenter. More schools and businesses closed, the global sporting calendar was left in tatters, and people faced greater restrictions on where they could go.”To unleash the full power of the federal government to this effort today, I am officially declaring a national emergency – two very big words,” Trump said in remarks at the White House Rose Garden, adding that the US situation could worsen and “the next eight weeks are critical.” Topics : The three major US stock indexes rallied more than 9% on Friday, rebounding from Wall Street’s biggest daily drop since 1987. But the indexes were still about 20% below record highs hit in mid-February.WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Europe now had more reported cases and deaths than the rest of world combined, apart from China, where the coronavirus originated but where new cases have slowed to a trickle. The WHO called the death toll reaching 5,000 globally “a tragic milestone.”The WHO’s top emergency expert, Mike Ryan, said social distancing was a “tried and tested method” to slow the spread of a virus but “not a panacea” that would stop transmission.”Blanket travel measures in their own right will do nothing to protect an individual state,” Ryan said.Cultural landmarksMore cultural landmarks were shuttered to try to stop the spread of the virus. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum and the Moulin Rouge cabaret closed their doors. The Smithsonian museums in Washington were preparing to do so on Saturday and Broadway theaters in New York went dark.The kissing of the Blarney Stone, one of Ireland’s oldest tourist traditions, was suspended.Central banks worldwide acted to shore up money markets after cratering share prices drove a rush for cash, hitting many regional currencies and threatening a surge in short-term borrowing costs.In China, which bore the brunt of the economic fallout from the coronavirus in the first few months of 2020, authorities late on Friday cut banks’ reserve requirements for the second time this year.The US Federal Reserve followed suit with $37 billion of Treasury bond purchases, accelerating the enhanced market liquidity measures announced on Thursday.Japan’s central bank pledged to buy 200 billion yen ($1.90 billion) of five- to 10-year Japanese government bonds and also inject an additional 1.5 trillion yen in two-week loans.The European Union proposed a 37 billion euro ($41 billion)investment initiative as part of a package to cushion the bloc’s economies from the coronavirus impact.In Italy, which after China has been hardest hit by the respiratory illness, the death toll jumped by 250 to 1,266 in the last 24 hours, authorities said. The total number of cases also rose to 17,660 from a previous 15,113, despite draconian measures to restrict the movement of people.In the northern region of Lombardy, at the heart of Italy’s coronavirus epidemic, authorities asked for even stricter steps.In hard-hit Iran, security forces will empty the streets in cities across the country, state television reported.New countries recorded cases The virus continued its persistent march across the globe. Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirmed their first cases, giving the disease a foothold in 18 countries on the African continent.Kosovo, Venezuela and Kazakhstan also confirmed their first cases, and Spain declared a state of emergency.World leaders, sports stars and actors were among the tens of thousands of people hit by the virus. Golf’s crown jewel, The Masters, England’s top-flight soccer Premier League, and the Boston and London marathons joined the long list of elite sporting events to be canceled or postponed.But sport’s biggest showpiece, the Olympics, will proceed as planned, according to Tokyo organizers.
Hounslow badminton star Rajiv Ouseph beat Poland’s Przemyslaw Wacha in the final to win the men’s singles title at the Irish International in Lisburn.Wacha retired at 11-5 down in the second game after the losing the first 21-15. It was Ouseph’s first win against the Polish number one, having lost their previous three encounters.The victory is set to take Ouseph back into the world’s top 30 and is a major boost for him as he enters the final four months of Olympic qualifying.AdChoices广告Earlier, he defeated Finland’s Ville Lang 21-17 21-15 in the quarter-finals and then beat Mathieu Lo Ying Ping of France 21-13 21-18.Follow West London Sport on Twitter