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

Signs Indicate More Wage Growth is Coming, But It Can Still Be Tough to Accurately Predict

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Signs Indicate More Wage Growth is Coming, But It Can Still Be Tough to Accurately Predict The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe While recent signs indicate that wage growth may be on the rise, many factors can make trends in wage growth difficult to predict, according to a recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.Cleveland Fed VP and economist Edward S. Knotek II noted in the report the importance of wage growth to the economy, since household income drives consumer spending, which in turn drives the bulk of economic activity. But while the unemployment rate has fallen steadily in the last five years (from 9.8 percent in January 2010 to 5.5. percent in March 2015), wage growth has remained steady during that period, at an annual rate of about 2 percent.However, the 5.5 percent unemployment rate, which is consistent with many analysts’ and policymakers’ assessment of relatively normal economic conditions, and there have been greater increases among wage growth in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Cost Index (2.8 percent year-over-year growth in private industry compensation from January 2010 to March 2015). These factors, combined with the announcement from many businesses, including notable retail chains, that say they intend to raise wages indicate that greater wage growth is on the horizon.Knotek states in his report that despite recent signs pointing to an imminent increase in worker compensation, factors such as slack in the labor market, bargaining power, worker productivity, inflation, and many other variables and factors, make wage growth impossible to accurately forecast.Three models were used in the Cleveland Fed report to make the point that wage growth can be impossible to accurately predict for the Employment Cost Index (ECI, which is a measure of wages, salaries, and benefits): first, a Bayesian vector autoregression (BVAR), which includes ECI growth, unemployment rate, productivity, inflation, and other macroeconomic data; second, information from businesses to forecast growth in the ECI; and third, a “random walk” model, which is a simple model that assumes future year-over-year ECI growth will equal its most recently observed value.Using the BVAR, the possibility exists that a declining unemployment rate could put upward pressure on wage growth, but wage growth could also be influenced by other factors such as productivity and inflation, according to Knotek. Using data through the end of 2014, Knotek’s wage growth forecast using the BVAR showed an increase of about 3 percent in ECI by the end of 2017.In the second model, Knotek used the survey results from the National Federation of Independent Business monthly survey which reports the net percentages of small business responding in the survey who said they plan to increase worker compensation in the next three months or who have increased it over the previous three months. The forecast using this model accurately predicted the annual growth rate of 2.8 percent for Q1 2015, but showed that ECI growth would taper off toward the end of 2017 down to about a 2.5 percent annual growth rate.Knoteck found the random walk model to be the most reliable of the three models to forecast wage growth.”By construction, the random walk forecast calls for ECI growth to be steady at a little under 2 and a half percent for the next three years,” Knotek said. “Of course, if I were to redo the forecasts using the most recent ECI reading of 2.8 percent, the random walk model would now call for that rate of ECI growth to persist going forward.” About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Labor Market U.S. Economy Wage Growth 2015-05-11 Brian Honea Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. 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Peter’s student ties with Day One for Varsity performance

first_imgAn Oxford student has tied with a professional DJ in a competition to perform on the Varsity Ski Trip 2013. Jeevan Dhillon, a St Peter’s student, has tied with Day One, a local producer signed toMonstercat Records.The Varsity Ski Trip, an annual ski holiday organised jointly by Oxford and Cambridge students, will take place in Tignes, France in December. Entertainment this year includes Rudimental and Katy B.The competition, now in its second year following its viral success on Facebook, was decided by an internet vote based on Facebook photo likes over a five-day period from Tuesday 29th October. Hours before the end Dhillon had taken the lead by approximately sixty votes, but votes for Day One spiked in the last ten minutes of competition. At the deadline of 7pm on Sunday, the photos were refreshed on two computers, each revealing a tie of 460 votes per DJ.The prize package includes a free place on the Ski Trip and the choice of a DJ slot on opening or closing night, playing alongside international acts. The runner-up will be awarded the second-choice slot, due to the unprecedented nature of the tie.Dhillon, whose previous DJ-ing experience includes Bhangra nights in Oxford and several college balls, said of the competition, “The opportunity to perform on the Varsity Trip in Tignes was just too big to ignore. That I would be performing alongside the likes of Rudimental and DJ Danny Howard in front of thousands of people made it very much a once in a lifetime opportunity”.Dhillon is also unfazed by the tied result, saying, “To be honest I didn’t even think I would get shortlisted let alone tie for first so I feel pretty proud of my achievements so far. That I’ve tied with someone already established like Day One, makes it all the more special to me!”Dhillon’s previous DJ-ing experience includes Bhangra nights in Oxford and several college balls.David Wallis, the Entertainment Director for the 2013 trip said of the approaching decision, “I’m happy either way…the standard was really high”.The tie will be broken by Danny Howard, a DJ from BBC Radio 1, who secured his first contract after winning a competition. The winner will be announced on Friday.Tom Heaps, Clubs and Socs Officer at Corpus Christi, said, “I think it would be great if the winner were an Oxford student, because only an Oxford student could bring the vibes of Friday night Camera to the slopes of Tignes.”last_img read more