Trolley numbers down in Limerick hospital

first_imgUniversity Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle. Photo Emma Jervis / Press 22 Advertisement A STUDY carried out by the Irish Nutses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has shown that the number of people waiting for beds on trolleys in the emergency department of the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) has reduced slightly.In February of last year, 709  patients had to wait on trolleys in the emergency department or wards while last month there were 630. This is still considerably higher than February 2013 when there were 534 on trollies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On a countrywide basis, the numbers fell by 8 per cent but an INMO spokesperson said that the the increasing figures in some hospitals confirm that the system continues to be under unsustainable pressure. INMO General Secretary Liam Doran said: “While this marginal reduction is welcome, the figures confirm we continue to face a deep crisis with regard to overcrowding in emergency departments.The INMO has convened a national meeting of its representatives in emergency departments across the country for Wednesday of next week to review the local implementation of the recent agreement.   53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group WhatsApp Email Print 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Previous articleSoccer: Students taught a lesson by rampant LimerickNext articleLimerick tunes up for International Band Championship 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. Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL NewsHealthLocal NewsTrolley numbers down in Limerick hospitalBy Bernie English – March 7, 2016 783 Facebook TAGSfeaturedINMOpatienttrolleiesuniversity hospital limerick last_img read more

Mets Channel Spirit Of ’86 In Amazin’ Victory Over Dodgers

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Let’s call it the Spirit of ’86. The Mets pulled off an amazing 3-to-2 victory against one of the most talented pitchers in the Major Leagues, Dodgers’ ace Zack Greinke, when everything was on the line in Game 5 of the National League division series.It was one for the ages, certainly propelling Daniel Murphy, the quirky second baseman, into the Mets pantheon with the great outfielder Mookie Wilson.As generations of New Yorkers know well, in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, Mookie Wilson hit a dribbler up the first-base line that improbably found its way between the legs of the Red Sox veteran Bill Buckner and allowed the winning run to cross the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning. His single illustrated once again that in America’s pastime it’s the small things that can have the most impact.That lesson was repeated Thursday night. In the post-game brouhaha in the Mets locker room, with champagne spraying and players yelling, an obviously inebriated pitcher Jon Niese barged into a television interview with Murphy to proclaim that Murphy “is the hottest man in baseball!”Yes, he’d won the game with a home run off the Dodgers ace, and gone 3-for-4 with two RBIs. But more tellingly, he’d tied the game when the Mets’ best pitcher, the lanky long-haired Jacob DeGrom, was struggling just to keep the Metropolitans one run behind in the perils of Chavez Ravine, where so many outsiders’ dreams of victory have gone to die.But not this week in LA. The pivotal play wasn’t Murph’s blast to the stands—that came later, thank the gods—but his lackadaisical jog between first and second base that turned into a mad dash for third when the Dodgers had fallen asleep at the wheel. They’d just formed their exaggerated defensive shift to put more players on the right side of the field to thwart Mets’ slumping first baseman Lucas Duda, who almost always hits that way—when he hits, that is.This time, instead of striking out and looking clueless, Duda eked out a walk, but more tellingly, he lingered a moment to chat with the home-plate umpire before sauntering to first. It was just enough of a distraction, intentional or not, so the Dodgers didn’t pay attention to Murphy until it was too late. He’d noticed that no Dodger was covering third, just our third-base coach Tim Teufel, a key player on the ’86 Mets, who happened to be idly kicking the bag with his toe. In a New York minute, Murph joined him there and subsequently scored on a sacrifice fly from catcher Travis d’Arnoud.As WOR710’s sports announcer Josh Lewin enthused, it was a monumental “Murphilicious” night for our second baseman, who spent 15 days on the DL back in June, another reason for the team’s horrible July when all hope seemed lost.It’s too soon to say that manager Terry Collins will join the ’86 manager Davy Johnson in Mets mythology but he’s headed in the right direction. Sandy Koufax, the Hall-of-Fame Dodger pitcher (and New Yorker) reportedly complimented Collins to a couple of sports reporters before Game 2, telling them, “Is he the manager of the year? I don’t know. I’m not voting. But I think so.”In Game 5, Collins made all the right moves, including one he didn’t make. Four times he said he’d come close to removing DeGrom from the game, and he had our rookie starter Noah “Thor” Syndergaard warming up in the bullpen as a reliever. Usually, when the manager comes out of the dugout to visit the pitcher on the mound, he’s sending him to the showers. But not this time.Collins renewed DeGrom’s confidence, and our pitcher induced a key double-play to end the sixth inning when the Dodgers posed yet another serious threat.Many in Mets nation may have let out howls of protest and dismay—a not unheard of response when watching the team from Queens—when Collins had the mighty Thor start throwing his hammers and fireballs in the seventh. But the savvy 66-year-old manager proved them wrong, once again.Syndergaard did something that had eluded DeGrom all night: He struck out LA’s Justin Turner, the mangy red-head who’s been batting above .500 in the series—an amazing stat, and frustrating, too, since he never got the chance to prove his prowess when he was in a Mets uniform because he was a backup infielder playing behind our captain David Wright and Daniel Murphy.Yet another Collins’ decision may have caused Mets fans huge amounts of agita when he brought in our super-talented closer, Jeurys Familia, in the eighth inning. That meant our formidable closer would have to get six outs, not three, before they could “put it in the books,” as the great announcer Howie Rose says after every Mets victory.The doubters could also be forgiven their misgivings in the ninth inning when it looked like the Dodgers would come back on a deep fly off the bat of pinch-hitter Chase Utley on a 1-2 pitch. Fortunately, he’d gotten under it and the ball was caught.As Mets fans will never forget, Utley’s illegal slide into second base in Game 2 broke the leg of our short stop, Ruben Tejada. Subsequently, the Dodger infielder was suspended but he was able to play in Game 5 because his appeal won’t be heard until Monday. Now he’ll have plenty of time to spend at the hearing because his team won’t be facing the Chicago Cubs in the pennant race that begins this weekend.The cosmos has spoken. Ruben Tejada is avenged and the Mets advance.In Chicago, people say that the Cubs have the best chance in years to finally lift the Curse of the Billy Goat, which has bedeviled the club since 1945.Whether the Mets’ luck will hold up against them is anybody’s guess. But then who would have thought that Mookie Wilson’s squibbler up the first base line—that looked like a sure out when the ball left his bat—would have helped the Mets go on to win the 1986 World Series? You never know, but you always gotta believe.last_img read more

On “Jobs that Pay” Tour, Governor Wolf Visits WebpageFX In Harrisburg

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 04, 2017 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited WebpageFX, Inc., a full-service Internet marketing and web design agency in Harrisburg. In October, Webpage FX announced that it would expand its national headquarters and create at least 80 new jobs.“Through this expansion, WebpageFX will nearly double its employee headcount from 92 to 172 high tech positions,” said Governor Wolf. “Not only does this represent significant, positive growth for the company, but also a wealth of new opportunities for the area’s recent graduates seeking high skill jobs that offer quality training and development options and work environment well-being amenities. We applaud WebpageFX for its continued success, and expansion, as a Pennsylvania-based business.”WebpageFX has purchased and will renovate a 12,000-square-foot office building at 1711 North Front Street in Harrisburg, adjacent to its current location, and connect the two buildings to create a technology campus. The company plans to invest at least $2.65 million in the project, which will include the purchase of the property and its renovation into a modern office space designed to promote technical innovation. WebpageFX has also committed to the creation of 80 new, full-time jobs and to the retention of 92 existing positions over the next three years.“Online marketing is an essential component of growth for all businesses in today’s marketplace,” said WebpageFX President Bill Craig. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s outstanding universities and colleges, have successfully created an environment to foster technical innovation, allowing WebpageFX to provide our clients with a competitive advantage.”WebpageFX received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $240,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $160,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $68,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Capital Region Economic Development Corporation.Earlier this month, Webpage FX was also awarded a $500,000 Impact Harrisburg grant to support this expansion project.WebpageFX is a full-service Internet marketing, web design, and web development agency offering integrated web solutions for businesses around the world. The company’s team, made up of award-winning designers, developers, and marketers, aims to help clients create an Internet marketing plan that fits their businesses’ unique strengths and goals. Last year, WebpageFX was named a ‘Top 75 Employer in the US for Millennials’ and was the first place winner of ‘Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.’ It has also been named one of the ‘Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in PA’ for the past four years.For more information about WebpageFX, call 888-449-3239 or visit www.webpagefx.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img On “Jobs that Pay” Tour, Governor Wolf Visits WebpageFX In Harrisburglast_img read more