Hospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figures

first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites University Hospital LimerickMANAGEMENT at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has refuted claims that nurses were told to adjust the trolley watch figures compiled on a daily basis by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO)Nurses at the hospital have said that a direction not to include patients in single-room-occupancy in the count is “whitewashing the trolley figures”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But the hospital says they have a different means of reporting data which they record three times a day.A hospital spokesman told the Limerick Post that the “daily TrolleyWatch Report is published by the INMO and is not a matter for UL Hospitals Group.The changes in how our data has been reported since August 12 reflect the reconfiguration of our emergency department as part of our response to Covid-19. These changes are also consistent with the national agreement from 2013 on how data is reported.“Three of the zones in the emergency department are designated for patients in the Covid-19/query Covid pathway. As the emergency department is equipped with state-of-the-art single rooms and cubicles – and because we are challenged on isolation facilities around the hospital – it is an appropriate environment for suspect Covid-19 cases requiring single-room isolation pending a swab result or clinical decision.“No patient will be moved to a ward until such time as all the necessary precautions have been taken. It is essential that these measures remain in place to minimise the risk to patient and staff safety.“In addition, admitted patients in single rooms or cubicles in the emergency department are considered to be in an appropriate bed space. We have placed a number of beds in cubicles for the greater comfort of frail and elderly patients in the emergency department.“While using additional surge capacity is not the optimal solution, it provides more comfort and dignity and an improved patient experience for those who unfortunately do wait. We regret that any patient has to wait for a bed and they continue to receive expert care while they do wait,” the spokesman concluded. Advertisement Facebook Print Limerick on Covid watch list Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Linkedin NewsHealthHospital bosses deny claims of manipulating trolley figuresBy Bernie English – August 27, 2020 256 WhatsApp Twitter TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNews Previous articleRegeneron Announces 400 New Jobs in LimerickNext articleCostelloe Awaits Plans for Derelict Site in Medieval Quarter 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. Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more

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Pub in Tyrone subject to attempted break in after robbery 48 hours beforehand

first_img Twitter Pub in Tyrone subject to attempted break in after robbery 48 hours beforehand Pinterest By News Highland – December 28, 2017 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook A family-run bar in Co Tyrone was the subject of an attempted break-in on Christmas Day, two days after the premises was first robbed.Hempton’s Bar in Newtownstewart was broken into on Saturday last sometime between 2:35 am and 4:40 am.The thieves made off with a substantial amount of money, cigarettes and alcohol.On Christmas Day, a second attempt to enter the public house was made but the intruders were disturbed and fled empty handed.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says there have been a number of similar incidents in recent weeks:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/hemptons.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous article10 people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleHealth care workers in Donegal could be set to strike in February News Highland last_img read more

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Watch Hamilton’s Chris Jackson & Anthony Ramos Sing the National Anthem

first_img Hamilton Star Files Anthony Ramos from $149.00 View Commentscenter_img Related Shows What’s more patriotic than George Washington and John Laurens singing the national anthem at a Mets-Phillies game? That’s right: absolutely nothing. Hamilton stars Chris Jackson and Anthony Ramos blew baseball fans away with “The Star-Spangled Banner” to top off the New York City-based team’s home opener. While we would have loved them to have surprised us with some additional tunes from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, the video has definitely got us inspired to play ball! Watch Hamilton’s right hand men belt below!Your browser does not support iframes. Christopher Jackson & Anthony Ramoslast_img read more

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Bette Midler on ‘Marvelous’ Rehearsals for Hello, Dolly! & More

first_imgBette Midler(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) In case you’ve been dead for 300 years and missed the news, Bette Midler is coming back to Broadway as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! next spring. At her annual Hulaween Bash benefitting the New York Restoration Project, we spoke to Midler about how rehearsals are going. The Divine Miss M, who was once again dressed as Winifred Sanderson from her 1993 instant Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, sounds thrilled about her return to the Great White Way.”It’s going great; everyone is so excited. All the kids are beautiful, they sing like birds. It’s so marvelous,” Midler told Broadway.com.Does Midler see any similarities between Dolly Levi and Winnie Sanderson? “None. Are you mad? [As Winnie] I’m 700 years old and Dolly was just in her early 50s.”Midler may not see similarities, but went hard on the fun-sized chocolate bars and created this mashup of some of our favorite Hocus Pocus moments with lines from Hello, Dolly!  Let these GIFs put a spell on you. Happy Halloween! View Commentslast_img read more

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Serie A players, officials to be tested, then isolated when training resumes

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The players and staff at Serie A clubs should be tested for coronavirus and then isolated in training camps when they begin preparing for the re-start of the season.The Italian football federation (FIGC) gave this recommendation on Wednesday, and it is among the guidelines drawn up by its medical committee.“The guidelines were drawn up so that the season, on hold since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak, can safely restart,” the FIGC said in a statement.The FIGC is hoping that training can begin immediately after the current lockdown ends on May 3.Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak and players at several Serie A clubs have been among those infected.“In order to restart football safely, it is essential at this stage to develop the best possible procedures to resume activity when the whole country starts up again,” said FIGC president Gabriele Gravina.“We work without haste but also without resting so that we are ready when the institutions give us the green light.”The FIGC said that for the start of training, each club should form a group of players, technical staff, doctors, physiotherapists, and other staff which is “completely negative”.Each club is to then isolate them in a summer-style training camp.The FIGC said all members of the group should be tested for the coronavirus in the 96 hours before the start of the camp.It said the next step of the protocol would focus on “management of the retreat with specific attention to the various training activities and the organisation for the use of the various facilities, including the medical and physiotherapy room.”The recommendation also suggested a staggered re-start to the season with Serie A going first followed by Serie B and then Serie C.The FIGC has said it is determined to complete the season, which still has 12 of the 38 match days to play, although some clubs want it to be called off.Reuters/NAN. Tags: COVID-19Serie Alast_img read more

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