Email Funds no barrier to M20 motorway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Funding allocated for M20 planning process Previous articleLimerick schools dominate local competitionNext articleBord Bia recruiting food industry enthusiasts in Limerick Editor TAGS2040M20 €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Facebook Limerick to Cork motorway will be included in capital plan Limerick Chamber business leaders stress the importance of infrastructural intervention for Limerick Print BusinessNewsPoliticsLimerick can be a counterbalance to Dublin, says ChamberBy Editor – February 7, 2017 929 Limerick Chamber has said that the commencement of strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 paves the way to bring about economic balance across the nation.Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Caroline Kelleher, said: “We welcome the recognition by the Government of the need to tap the underutilised potential of our regional cities with focused policies and investments to act as a counterbalance to Dublin.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It must be recognised that cities have a key role in the development of their hinterlands and driving growth for the wider region. It is positive to see the Government recognise the need to equip the regions with the right mix of physical and social infrastructure and further recognises the need for a coordinated approach to implementing the forthcoming Framework with particular emphasis on drawing together Government initiatives such as Rebuilding Ireland, the Action Plan for Rural Development and the Action Plan for Jobs among others.”“If we want to be serious about obtaining balanced regional development, we must recognise the need for consistency between capital investment plans and strategic planning,” she added.Ms Kelleher continued, “This discussion must advance the case of a number of key projects, not least the M20 motorway between Limerick and Cork, which will create a seamless motorway from Cork, taking in the cities of Limerick and Galway. This will act as a key conduit for economic development along a corridor that can be a powerful counterbalance to Dublin and, indeed, support Dublin by taking pressure off the capital.”“It must also focus on making sure the environment is right for airports to grow as there’s a direct link between airport growth and regional development. The more that Shannon can grow, the more region stands to grow.” Build M20 and reduce VAT amongst pre budget submissions
Joint Easter message on Covid 19 from Limerick City and County Council, HSE, UL Hospitals and An Garda Síochána Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL University Hospital LimerickRECORD numbers of patients had to wait for a bed after being admitted to hospital last month with University Hospital Limerick (UHL) faring worst of all.9,439 hospital patients were forced to wait without a bed, the highest number ever recorded in July, according to a new monthly analysis by the INMO.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In Limerick, 1,293 patients had to be accommodated on trolleys or in overflow wards until a bed in a regular ward was freed up.Compared to July 2018, there has been an increase of 33 per cent. When records began in 2006, there were 3,460 patients on trolleys in July, which is around a third of this month’s figure.At that time, the INMO did not count patients waiting for a bed in overflow wards or areas other than the ED, however.Among the 9,439 patients were 45 children.INMO Director of Industrial Relations, Tony Fitzpatrick.INMO Director of Industrial Relations, Tony Fitzpatrick said thatevery day there are hundreds of patients languishing in corridors, waiting for a hospital bed.“Currently over 700 patients cannot be discharged from hospital. In the meantime, hundreds of frontline nursing and midwifery posts are currently vacant due to the HSE’s dysfunctional and bureaucratic employment control processes,” he added.UHL group has consistently said that they do not have adequate bed numbers for the population they service.A 60 bed-block is currently underway and there are plans for a new block to provide more than 90 additional beds. TAGShealthHSEINMOLimerick City and CountyNewsUHLuniversity hospital limerick Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Twitter WhatsApp Email Previous articleLimerick movie jobs to rise from €45 million foundationNext articleThe Murder Capital / Steamboat Music album event 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. Print SCAM ALERT: HSE warn of bogus calls following cyber attack Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites NewsHealthJuly’s trolley figures were the worst everBy Bernie English – August 1, 2019 130 World Sepsis Day – Have You Asked, ‘Could it be Sepsis?’
Email TAGSCovid 19 University Hospital Limerickfeaturedroll outvaccine Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsNo vaccines in Limerick yetBy Bernie English – December 30, 2020 891 Previous articleGarda files on Rathkeale Covid investigation to go to Director of Public ProsecutionsNext articleHSE is asking for everyone in Ireland to stay at home 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. First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Linkedin AS THE first Covid vaccines were administered this week, the HSE Mid West said details of its roll-out here will be published in the coming days.But as of today, no vaccines have been administered in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A spokesman for the community care section of the HSE in Limerick confirmed that the roll-out will commence shortly.It’s expected that the roll-out will match the plan for the entire country which is that front-line workers will get the job first, followed by vulnerable patients hospitals and nursing home residents.Meanwhile, it has been revealed that nearly 1,000 people have failed to turn up for scheduled Covid tests in the space of the last four days while there have been 800 new cases of Covid in the last two weeks.The HSE is appealing to anyone with concerns about feeling unwell to take a Covid test and reduce the risk of spreading the virus further. You can get a free test for COVID-19 (coronavirus) “if:you have symptoms of COVID-19 and your GP thinks you need to be testedyou are told you are a close contact by our contact tracing team“If you are a close contact, you will get a text message with a link to book a test online.“If your GP decides you need a test, they will arrange a test for you. Self-isolate while you wait for your test. The people in your household will need to restrict their movements. This means they should not go to work or school.“Make sure your GP has the correct mobile number for you. Your test details and test result will be sent to you by text message.“Having a test is important if your GP decides you need one. It can help you find out if you have COVID-19 and avoid spreading the virus to someone else.“It can also help us to understand how far the virus is spreading and to plan for extra demand on health services.“You will get a text message with the time and location of your test. The text will include a reference number. You will need to bring this to your appointment.“Most people will have their test at a community test centre. Some test centres are drive-thru.“Testing is by appointment only. Do not go to a test centre without an appointment – you will not be seen.“Your GP and HSELive do not have access to your reference number.” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Twitter Slow uptake of children’s flu vaccine Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Johnson and Johnson lead the way with vaccine candidate for COVID-19 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has blamed the ongoing refugee crisis on interference in the domestic affairs of independent nations.While addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Mugabe said that the harrowing scenes od desperate refugees seeking shelter from instability and war have been caused by destabilizing policies of ‘external forces’.Mugabe went ahead to say that the tragic situation could have been avoided through the respect of independent countries and non-interference in their internal affairs.The 91-year old also denounced what he termed as ‘illegal’ sanctions imposed on his country by the US and the European Union, calling for their immediate and unconditional removal.Mugabe also told the Assembly that Zimbabwe has peace and does not want war. That the country does not want any interference, and does not also want to hear talk of a regime change at all.