UL Hospitals Group react to INMO strike action

first_imgUniversity Hospital LimerickIn anticipation of the proposed strike action by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), UL Hospitals Group confirms there will be significant disruption and cancellation of routine services across all of its hospitals on Wednesday, January 30.UL Hospitals continues to work with the INMO to secure the safest possible level of nursing and midwifery cover in our hospitals during the period of the strike and contingency arrangements are being finalised.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All outpatient clinics have been cancelled.  The vast majority of elective procedures have been cancelled. However, a small number of elective surgeries will take place at UHL. These are complex cases where surgery is time-critical and these patients are being contacted directly by the hospital.Where cancellations are taking place, the relevant hospitals are making every effort to contact those patients affected.Updates will be provided through local and social media.Services not available at UL Hospitals Group on the day of the strike (Wednesday, 30th January):·         Injury units will not operate·         Planned inpatient surgery is cancelled. Inpatient is when you need to stay in hospital for one night or more.·         Planned day case procedures are cancelled. Day case is when you are given a hospital bed or a trolley but will not stay overnight.·         All outpatient appointments are cancelled. This includes adult, maternity and paediatric appointments. Outpatient is when you go to hospital for an appointment but don’t stay overnight.·         If a pregnant woman needs urgent assessment due to the cancellation of an appointment, she should go to the emergency admission room at University Maternity Hospital LimerickServices that are operating UL Hospitals Group on the day of the strike:·         Emergency Department at UHL (adult and children). Please only attend our emergency services if absolutely essential·         Maternity services (Delivery suites, home births, special care baby units, neonatal)·         Colposcopy services·         Oncology services (chemotherapy and radiotherapy)·         Dialysis·         Planned obstetric procedures (based on clinical need)·         Palliative careUL Hospitals Group expects that the ED will be busy and is reminding members of the public to consider all their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department at UHL.  Members of the public with a less serious illness can be treated by their GP or out of hours GP service where their GP can refer them to an Assessment Unit if required.However, if you are seriously injured or ill or are worried your life is at risk the ED will assess and treat you as a priority.UL Hospitals Group sites include: University Hospital Limerick, University Maternity Hospital Limerick, Ennis Hospital, Nenagh Hospital, St John’s Hospital and Croom Orthopaedic Hospital Updated Statement UL Hospitals Group Cyber Attack and Cancellations Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print WhatsApp Previous articleCiara will not contest local electionsNext articleCompetition: Bubbles & Barks Valentine’s Pamper Package at Petmania Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsUL Hospitals Group NewsHealthUL Hospitals Group react to INMO strike actionBy Staff Reporter – January 29, 2019 921 center_img Limerick on Covid watch list Twitter UL Hospitals Group & Public Health Mid-West: COVID-19 Precautions ‘Imperative’ As Hospital Services Prioritised for the Most Unwell Patients in Wake of Cyber Attack Advertisement UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital Facebook Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Linkedinlast_img read more

JCPD stepping up to help officer’s son in need of heart transplant

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Jay Vandermark’s 4-year-old son, Jackson, has dealt with heart issues since he was born. Now he needs a heart transplant. JCPD has also organized a charity dinner to benefit the Vandermarks, which will take place Saturday, December 8 at the Endicott Elks Lodge. More information on attending can be found on its Facebook event page here. “You know there has to be a donor and unfortunately for a donor to come along, another child has to pass unfortunately. The size has got to be comparable to him, same blood type,’ Vandermark said. Finding a match could take months. “We were admitted down here a couple weeks ago. Now he’s on an IV medication to help with the heart failure and he’s just kind of waiting for a new heart,” Jay Vandermark said. Jackson is at a New York City hospital hoping for a match soon. Vandermark is new to the Johnson City Police Department and doesn’t have much sick time. That’s where his fellow officers have stepped in. Vandermark said his wife, Lisa, stays with Jackson. Then he travels to the city to see Jackson on his days off. “He hasn’t saved up a lot of sick time like some of the officers that have been here a long time. So guys are stepping up to donate sick time so that he can spend more time with his son especially after he recovers from the transplant once that happens,” Brent Dodge, Johnson City police chief, said. “You know my family’s gonna be split. I’m doing my best to keep working,” Vandermark said. “As a police officer you’re always trying to give to the community and that’s what the rest of the guys are trying to do for us. You know, we certainly appreciate that,” Vandermark said.last_img read more

Two debutants on Tipp team to meet Dublin

first_imgManager Michael Ryan is giving first appearances in the competition to Steven O’Brien of Ballina and Thurles Sarsfields’ Aidan McCormack.This is the XV that will do battle with the Dubs:1. Daragh Mooney – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill2. Donagh Maher – Burgess3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane4. John O’Keeffe – Clonoulty-Rossmore5. Tomás Hamill – Moyne-Templetuohy6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields7. Padraic Maher (Capt.) – Thurles Sarsfields8. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh9. Kieran Bergin – Killenaule10. Steven O’Brien – Ballina11. Jason Forde – Silvermines12. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule14. Seamus Callanan – Drom & Inch15. Aidan McCormack – Thurles Sarsfields Tipp FM’s live coverage of Dublin V Tipperary gets underway at 4.50 this evening and will be brought to you in assocation with Donal Ryan Motor Group  Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea.last_img read more