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
This property at 42 Quay St, Bulimba, has sold for $4.225 million.AN OLD riverfront Queenslander bought for just £3000 seven decades ago has sold for a whopping $4.225 million.The three-bedroom house on a huge 1012 sqm at 42 Quay Street, Bulimba, had been in the same family since it was built in 1949.Rob Campbell, who grew up in the home, told The Courier-Mail his grandfather, John Campbell, bought it just after it had been built. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE This home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba, has sold for $4.225 million.“A fellow named Fred Walmsley built the home and my grandfather was wandering along the river one day and noticed this Fred Walmsley and said to him ‘I’d like to buy your house’,” Mr Campbell said.“Fred said ‘no’ but my grandfather said everyone has their price, so he came back a week later and asked Fred what his price was.“Fred said ‘£3000’, which was a ridiculously high price at the time but my grandfather had about 10 hairdressing shops around Brisbane so said, ‘yep, no worries, here’s the cheque’.” MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE SHOCK One of the bedrooms in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.The sale of the property was the biggest sale achieved in Brisbane in the past week, at a time when the property market usually hits the brakes for the holiday period.Bulimba is a high demand suburb only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD with a median house price of $1.27 million, according to property data company CoreLogic. One of the bedrooms in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.The house on the property has timber floors in the living areas, ornate ceilings and big windows.There are also three good sized bedrooms with carpet, an updated bathroom and separate toilet. SANDRA SULLY SELLS BEACH HOMES The view from the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoSelling agent Melanie Thomas of Belle Property Bulimba said the land was the drawcard because the house could not be knocked down.She said the property attracted six offers during the tender process before selling to a local developer who plans to renovate the home.“It was a really good result because it was really bought for the land,” she said.“Properties like this hardly ever come up, which is why there was so much interest.“It attracted a lot of families with young children who wanted to grow into the house.” SALES BEFORE AUCTION TRIPLE The living room in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba. The kitchen in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.The open-plan kitchen and dining area includes Caesarstone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry.There is also a living area and sunroom with river views.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOne organization in Rogers City is making a difference for elders and families in the area.Medilodge has been a pillar in the community for decades, and staff is receiving recognition for all the work they’ve invested over the years. The organization was presented with a mayoral proclamation in honor of skilled nursing care week. Mayor of Rogers City and former registered nurse, Scott McLennan, says Medilodge is excelling in its efforts to take care of it elderly residents.“Well overall, this is skilled nursing care week and the resolution that we passed at the recent council meeting, the mayor proclamation, if you will, is one that recognizes the great work that the folks here at this facility do for our vulnerable citizens.Director of market development, Cheryl Kranzo, has been at Medilodge for years. She says staff at the facility takes pride in their work and treats residents like family, day in and day out.“Working in a skilled facility is like really an honor. We do the right thing all day, every day. We recently were honored at our annual for our organization, prestige organization. Medilodge of Rogers City won the quality award, as well as we won the director of nursing award. Both of those awards are very, very prestigious in the health care industry, those are both very, very important. ”The facility offers comprehensive programs including physical therapy, rehabilitation, nutritional support and more. Staff at Medilodge plans to continue going above and beyond for its community.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: community, medilodge, Proclamation, Rogers CityContinue ReadingPrevious Boys & Girls Club gearing up for signature fundraiser on FridayNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, May 14