Bon Secours Health System announces new private hospital for Limerick

first_imgNewsHealthLimerickBon Secours Health System announces new private hospital for LimerickBy Sarah Carr – March 3, 2021 1996 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live BON Secours Health System (BSHS), the country’s largest private hospital operator, is to develop a new 150-bed medical facility in Limerick City. TAGSBon Secours HospitalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Email Bill Maher, Group CEO, BSHS said: “We are excited to be making what will be the single-biggest investment in medical care in Limerick for some time.  The region is the only one with no full-service private hospital and this development will bring new vital cardiology and other medical services to the Mid-West and Midlands.  As we did with Bon Secours Hospital Cork, where major new facilities have been developed in oncology, cardiology and other high-tech medicine, we will advance medical care in Limerick and expand it to the wider Mid-West community.”BSHS is the largest private hospital operator in the country, with 4,000 people delivering care.  The group has hospitals in Dublin (Glasnevin), Tralee, Cork and Galway.  In 2017, it acquired the 200-year-old Limerick city centre hospital Barringtons.  The acquisition put further impetus into Barringtons’ rejuvenation and ambitious growth plans saw an additional €4m investment by BSHS, bringing new services and improvements to the facility including its operating theatres.Having delivered on a five-year vision, Barringtons has grown considerably and now has capacity constraints in the current hospital with a limited 0.4-acre city-centre site. The plan for the new hospital addresses this and adds further much-needed services for Limerick.Jason Kenny, CEO, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick, welcomed the development of the new hospital and plans for the existing facility: “Barringtons’ future is secure in the Limerick community and as part of the BSHS 2025 Strategy, it will continue our mission to bring advanced medicine and exceptional care to a whole new level in the community, with the focus on ambulatory care once the new hospital opens.”   Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Print The investment will be the single-biggest in medical care in Limerick and addresses a significant gap in medical services, with Limerick and the Mid-West being the only city and region in Ireland with no full-service private hospital. Previous articleGardaí make arrests after chaotic student street partyNext articleMunster confirm RG Snyman back running after injury layoff Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener REPRO FREE03/02/2021At the announcement of Bon Secours Health System’s plans to develop a new world-class 150 bed private hospital at Ballysimon today were L-R Paul Foley, Group Head of Supply Chain, Dr Siobhan Grimes, Clinical Director, Denis O’Sullivan, Group Capital Programme Manager and Jason Kenny, CEO. Pic Arthur Ellis. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Twitter The commitment will also see specialities currently delivered at Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons expanded, to include cardiology and other medical services, eliminating the need for patients to travel outside the region for these services.BSHS has purchased a 7-acre site at Ballysimon to the east of Limerick City, adjacent to financial services company Northern Trust’s facilities at City East Plaza.  Located at a key transport artery into Limerick, one kilometre from Junction 29 and the M7 Motorway, the site was selected for its ease of access for people travelling from other parts of the Mid-West and Midlands.Design of the new hospital has already commenced and a planning application will be lodged in the coming months. The site forms part of a wider development in the Towlerton part of Limerick City by Kirkland Investments which also includes a new secondary school (construction of which is due to commence in the summer), a hotel, offices and other commercial facilities.  A new road to facilitate the site development will be completed shortly.  BSHS is actively engaged with Kirkland Investments in refining the masterplan to include medical and other facilities on the site allied to the new hospital to make a world-class 21st century health campus.last_img read more

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Report paints dire picture of coal generation economics worldwide

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The uphill battle confronting coal seems to be getting steeper.A new global analysis of 6,685 coal plants finds that its now cheaper to build new renewable generation than to run 35 percent of coal plants worldwide. By 2030, that percentage increases dramatically, with renewables beating out 96 percent of today’s existing and planned coal-fired generation. The 4 percent exception is in markets with extremely low fuel costs, where coal is cheap and plentiful, or with uncertain policies for renewables, like Russia.The study, conducted by pro-climate action financial think tank Carbon Tracker, covers about 95 percent of worldwide operating capacity and about 90 percent of under construction capacity.The report’s authors lay out three inflection points for the transition away from coal-fired power. They forecast the first for 2025, when renewables economically beat out new-build coal. According to the report, countries including Australia, China, and India are already there. But the second inflection point, when new renewables and gas beat existing coal, will mean “existential crisis” for the coal industry, according to authors. In many parts of the world, that reckoning has arrived.This year the Netherlands announced a coal ban. Countries including China, Hungary and Germany have also made moves to ditch coal, whether by reducing consumption or considering and instituting full-blown bans. And a November report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis forecasted that 2018 will bring a record number of U.S. coal retirements totaling 15.4 gigawatts (an S&P analysis from later in the month reported that 2018 will narrowly miss the record, retiring 14.3 gigawatts compared to the previous 2015 record of 14.7 gigawatts).According to Carbon Tracker, in China it’ll be more expensive to operate coal than to build new renewables by 2021. The European Union hits that point earlier, in 2019. In the U.S. it’s already arrived.More: Renewables may prove cheaper than 96% of coal plants worldwide by 2030 Report paints dire picture of coal generation economics worldwidelast_img read more

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Uber passenger run over by police while attempting to flee fight

first_imgAuthorities in California are reporting that the passenger of an Uber vehicle was fatally run over by a responding police officer while trying to flee a physical altercation with another passenger.The incident was reported Monday around 3:30 am in Encino, California.Officials say the received a call from the Uber driver claiming that he was forced to pull over onto the side of the road because his two passengers began fighting and it was affecting his ability to drive.The driver who only identified himself as Randy said the two passengers began arguing and that at one point, the passenger in the backseat began choking the passenger in the front seat.As police approached the scene, one of the passengers went running across the freeway and hopped the concrete wall. At that point, he was struck by a police vehicle.The driver told authorities that he picked both of the men up in West Hollywood and that neither of them seemed to be drunk at the time of the argument.The name of the deceased has not been released, however, authorities did say that the victim is an adult male believed to be in his 30s.last_img read more

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Thurston County Letter to the Community: COVID-19

first_imgFacebook279Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyDear Thurston County Residents,We are living in uncertain and unprecedented times. The stakes are high—and the call to action has never been more important. As of April 3, we have 58 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our county with zero deaths. We anticipate more cases and understand that tragedy will not pass us by.Each of us can do our part to protect the lives of our friends and neighbors. All of Thurston County stands united and committed to protecting our community. Leaders across Thurston County are working together to address the needs of our community. Our response is collaborative and coordinated across jurisdictions. We have confidence in our public health and health care professionals, and are grateful for the dedication they show every day. We know that we are stronger together and are working hard to provide you with every opportunity to protect yourself, your family, and our community.We ask that you continue to take social distancing guidance seriously. Now is not the time to waver. We must remain committed to protecting each other and to keeping our health care system strong and available for those in need. Please:Stay home, unless you have essential needsDo not have social gatherings in your homeIf you must go out, remain 6 feet away from othersDo not allow your children or teenagers to meet up with friends or play in groupsIf you are sick, isolate yourselfIf you are in medical distress, call 911, but if you want a medical opinion regarding being tested for COVID-19, contact your health care provider or the Providence St. Peters hotline: 360-486-6800WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water often and wellCover coughs and sneezesTry not to touch your faceClean frequently touched surfaces often (doorknobs, phone surfaces, keyboards, counters)Social separation doesn’t have to mean social isolation. Reach out to friends, family, and neighbors by phone, email, or through other technologies.Take care of yourself.  Eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and go for a walk or exercise at home.We have resources for you now:Mental HealthFrequently Asked QuestionsGuidance and ResourcesWe know this is a difficult and stressful time for everyone. This disease is impacting every aspect of our lives and there are still many uncertainties. Know that we are working for you. We will do everything we can to provide you with answers and resources as they become available. We need one another, now more than ever. If we are going to defeat this virus, we must remain vigilant and committed to slowing this disease, together. County Commissioner, Gary EdwardsMayor Pete Kmet, City of Tumwater Mayor JW Foster, City of Yelm County Commission Chair, John HutchingsMayor Andy Ryder, City of Lacey County Commission Vice- Chair, Tye MenserMayor Cheryl Selby, City of Olympialast_img read more

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Rockers sweep past Hawks, Bombers to capture LVR Mini-Tournament

first_imgStanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar opened the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball season with a pair of wins Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.The Rockers jumped to a 26-7 lead, before coasting to a 46-25 decision over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in a three-team mini-tournament.Morgan Lynn led the Rockers with 11 points while Liam Harder and Marvin Archer each added eight points.Jairo Mangapot had 10 points and Joshua Jolicoeur added eight points for the Bombers. Stanley Humphries, finishing third in last season’s West Kootenay Championships in Grand Forks, dumped J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail 46-25 to complete the two-game sweep.Lynn led the offence with 17 points while Kyle Hadikan had 12 and Daniel D’Onatio added six.Nahum Colwell and Jackson Kanakin each had six points for the Hawks.In the final game of the day, the Crowe Hawks out scored the LVR Bombers 11-3 in the fourth quarter to escape with a 42-29 victory.Ayden McNamee led the Hawks with 11 points. Antonio Pasqualotto and Karssey Levng each added six points for the Hawks.Thomas Baxter scored eight points and David Hu had seven to lead the Bomber attack.LVR is back in action Thursday when the Bombers host the Rockers at 6 p.m. in the Hangar.The Junior Bombers travel to Creston Saturday to face Prince Charles and Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook in a three-team mini tournament.last_img read more

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Taking HIV testing to the masses

first_imgRay Maota A Doctors Without Borders counsellor tests a woman for HIV.(Image: Doctors Without Borders)MEDIA CONTACTS• Kate RibetMSF: Communications Officer+27 11 403 4440RELATED ARTICLES• Software speeds HIV diagnosis• HIV-testing drive for SA students• SA triage system to go global• New centres to help fight HIV in KZNOver the past few decades the world has become well acquainted with the scourge that is HIV and the disease borne from it, Aids. Sub-Saharan Africa, within which South Africa falls, has been the focus of awareness campaigns, because this region bears the world’s heaviest Aids burden.A 2010 study by international Aids charity Avert showed that over 22-million infected people, out of 34-million worldwide, lived in the region.As the South African government’s HIV/Aids priorities changed to adapt to the situation, so did its focus move towards encouraging citizens to get tested.The HIV Counselling and Testing Campaign (HCT) – dubbed the government’s most ambitious plan to date – was launched in 2010, and targeted as many as 15-million South Africans for testing. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said at the time that the government wanted people to get used to testing and to do it continuously.Taking testing to the peopleWith this in mind, a team of medical professionals belonging to global NGO Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing some reprieve for the state’s over-burdened resources.They’ve set up mobile testing units in Eshowe, a rural area on the east coast in KwaZulu-Natal province, which has the highest infection rate in the country, at 39.5%.The MSF project, which started in April this year, is being rolled out over the next 10 years, according to Kate Ribet, the organisation’s communications officer.The campaign aims to reach as many people as possible in the area, which is home to Eshowe Provincial Hospital, originally built in 1957. While some MSF staff oversees the testing centres, others go on a door-to-door drive to encourage residents to get tested on the spot.“The door-to-door testing is part of an overall MSF community-based project that aims to promote widespread testing, and includes facility or clinic-based testing, mobile stop shop testing, as well as testing at schools.“The teams visit the households and invite all the family members in the house to get tested,” explained Gugu Ngidi, who runs the testing programme on behalf of MSF.For those who test positive, Ngidi added, a driver is at hand to transport the patient to a nurse’s station nearby, where their CD4 count will be determined and counselling provided.CD4 is a glycoprotein found on the surface of immune cells in a human body, and a CD4 count is a measure used by medical professionals to assess the immune system of an HIV-positive patient and to determine the stage of the viral infection as well as the necessary treatment to administer.The goal for the MSF team is to do all of this within a space of 25 to 30 minutes for each case, thus encouraging the community to get tested voluntarily.Ribet said: “Using all these avenues, MSF aims to test 90 000 people in three years, as well as re-test annually all those who test negative. The teams also do TB screenings for those who test HIV-positive and pregnancy tests for the women among them.”Between January and the end of June 2012, 6 086 people were tested, with 449, or 7.4%, testing HIV-positive.Doctors on the sceneDr Ruggero Giuliani, who is originally from Italy and oversees the group’s work in the area, said the goal is to test everybody.“We know that the epidemic is driven by people who don’t know their status,” he explained.He acknowledged that the downside to many people in one area knowing their HIV status, especially if it is positive, is the pressure put on the state’s medical resources in that area to provide treatment and counselling as required by law.“The challenge is that in increasing testing we find more people who are infected and given the existing human resource and facilities, the challenge becomes providing good quality care for all these people,” said Guiliani.To help meet this goal, MSF proposes a community-based model of HIV care where people who’ve been on HIV drug therapy for a long time meet in groups to get their monthly supplies of medication, rather than going separately to make an appointment with a doctor or a nurse.Provincial health authorities accelerated the efforts of the HCT campaign in 2010 by taking testing and counselling services to the people instead of waiting on voluntary testing. Their strategy involves the promotion of medical male circumcision and the integration of TB-HIV services, which will mean that all HIV-positive patients are routinely screened for TB.HIV and South AfricaAccording to Avert, an estimated 5.6-million people were living with HIV/Aids in South Africa in 2009, the highest number in any country. In the same year, an estimated 310 000 deaths related to the disease were recorded in the country.The following year the government launched the nationwide HCT campaign aimed at encouraging people to get tested. The campaign has, since its implementation, had a notable impact on the availability and uptake of HIV testing and treatment.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, speaking at the 19th International Aids Conference in the US in July, said given that South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV in the world, the global fight against the disease cannot be won without success in South Africa.“In recent times the efforts that we have made, with support from development partners, are starting to bear fruits as evidenced by some of the successes we have seen over the last few years.”Successes of the HCT campaign include a programme that saw as many as 20-million people getting tested across the country, with 1.7-million positive people being put on treatment as a result. Furthermore, the rate of mother-to-child transmission dropped from 8% in 2008 to 3.5% in 2010, and even further in 2011 to 2.7%.“We are still faced with many challenges as we move from the emergency phase of our response to a phase of consolidation, scaling up and sustaining our multi-sectoral approach with a strengthened health system,” said Motlanthe.“This consolidation phase requires a new approach, a new paradigm underpinned by, among others, the principles of global solidarity, mutual accountability and transparency.”last_img read more

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World’s most-logged geocache (GC189E5) is Geocache of the Week!

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Geocaching country focus: CzechiaDecember 11, 2018In “Community”Underground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community” Geocache of the Week is the world’s most logged geocache. Any guesses?The Original Stash Tribute Plaque? No.The Geocaching Headquarters cache? No.Uh… Mingo? Nope.That cool giraffe cache in Berlin? Nein.Brazil’s APE cache? Not even close. Drumroll please… The most logged geocache in the entire world is, Prague bridges 1 – Karluv most in Prague, Czech Republic! The cache has just under 30,000 logs since it was published on January 1, 2008. Located on the northwest side of the famous Charles Bridge, the location is full of historical statues, and absolutely stunning. Have you logged this cache? Difficulty:1Terrain:1 Location:Prague, Czech RepublicN 50° 05.211 E 014° 24.544center_img TraditionalGC189E5by Benjo5 Swan LakeCharles Bridge from the northwestOne of many statuesThat’s a well-worn logbook!Night caching in the winterCharles Bridge at dawnCharles Bridge on an overcast dayView from aboveShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Queensland and New South Wales Levelled

first_imgBy BEN HARRIS Queensland and New South Wales have claimed two series each in the earlier Game Two matches of the 2012 State of Origin series at Port Macquarie.The Maroons clinched the men’s 50’s and women’s 30’s divisions, and New South Wales have got the Women’s 20’s and Men’s 45’s in the bag.There were tight matches all round in today’s 9.50am time slot of the State of Origin series.The Men’s 50s match went into a drop-off and it was the fourth time in the series Queensland have won in extra-time.After scoring a double in the first half, Phil Evans scored the match-winner for Queensland to give his team a 6-5 victory.There was only one touchdown in it between the two states in the Women’s 30’s competition.After Queensland won game one in a drop-off, they claimed the second game 2-1.Like she did in game one, Maroons’ Lana Curry scored the winning touchdown.Queensland made it a clean sweep in the 30’s age group with their Men’s team winning the second match 9-8.In another heart-stopping encounter, both teams traded touchdowns but it was Queensland who were able to rejoice as they hit the lead in the final two minutes.But New South Wales got some of their own back by winning the Women’s 20s and Men’s 45’s divisions.Up 3-1 at half-time, New South Wales went to sleep in the second half, allowing Queensland to score two touchdowns.However, a touchdown to Simone Smith got the girls in blue the series win.New South Wales went for the jugular in the second half of the Men’s 45’s as they scored six touchdowns to claim a 8-5 win.Craig Nicholls scoring a double in the match. Queensland levelled the series in the Men’s 40’s with a hard-fought 6-4 win. Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksState of Orgin game twolast_img read more

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2014 NSWTA State Cup

first_img225 teams from across the state will converge on the Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium this weekend to compete in the 2014 New South Wales State Cup. Teams will compete across 14 divisions, ranging from under 20’s through to over 55’s at the three day event, which will be held from Friday, 5 December to Sunday, 7 December 2014. Approximately 4,000 participants will take part in the event, as well as over 250 referees, coming together to participate in one of the largest Touch Football events in the world.  Round games will commence on Friday morning, running through the weekend with the finals concluding the tournament on Sunday afternoon. The first Grand Finals will begin at 12.40pm on Sunday, with the Mixed Open final at 2.25pm, Women’s Open at 3.05pm and the Men’s Open at 3.50pm.Teams from Papua New Guinea and Japan will also participate in the event.Unable to make it to the 2014 New South Wales State Cup? You can watch selected games live throughout the event on the TFA YouTube channel. Stay tuned to the website daily as we provide links to the chosen games.Friday, 5 December8.30am – Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle City Knights (Women’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_jO_EUj7GQ 9.40am – Western Suburbs Magpies v Parramatta Eels (Men’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSco2Uvo3HQ 12.35pm – Penrith Panthers v Murwillumbah Mavericks (Men’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93-MEj87lbU 1.45pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Murwillumbah Mavericks (Men’s 20’s) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHPaoYrq128 2.20pm – University of New South Wales Bullets v Papua New Guinea (Mixed Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291CAiVpu-0Saturday, 6 December8.00am – Easts Roosters v Wests Magpies (Mixed Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQ_62lKQuE09.10am – Canterbury Bulldogs v Wests Magpies (Women’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5iEMfDOkEg10.55am – Penrith Panthers v Canterbury Bulldogs (Men’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5iEMfDOkEg3.00pm – Murwillumbah Mavericks v Wagga Wagga Vipers (Mixed Open ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdCMiEwmHuM4.10pm – Manly Sea Eagles v Wollongong Devils (Women’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P38D4OhvL2s4.45pm – Hornsby Lions v Easts Roosters (Men’s Open) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z7zuSDnbgw Keep in touch with all of the latest news and information  from the 2014 New State Cup:Website – www.nswtouch.com.au and www.nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net  Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouchTwitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch (#nswtasc14) Instagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch Related LinksNSW State Cuplast_img read more

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3 days agoBlind: Painful watching Chelsea eclipsing Man Utd

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Blind: Painful watching Chelsea eclipsing Man Utdby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax veteran Daley Blind admits it’s been painful to see Chelsea doing better than Manchester United.United sit 14th in the English top flight – just two points above the relegation zone – following Sunday’s draw with arch-rivals Liverpool.And Blind says it has been difficult to watch the plight of his former side this season.”Of course I’m not happy to see Man Utd and how they’re performing at the moment,” the 29-year-old told a press conference on Tuesday. “I’m still a fan of United and it’s not nice to see.”Regarding Chelsea, they are doing well, they have a good philosophy under a manager who wants to play out from the back. They play different attacking football with a lot of youngsters and that’s nice to see. “From that perspective, it’s good. But if you’re talking about United then I’m not happy about that, of course.” last_img read more

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