No blankets for amputee at University Hospital Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMedia blitz aims to ground ShannonNext articleDamages award for Limerick boy who was in two crashes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillelimerickLimerick Trolley TalesUniversity Hospital Limerick (UHL) Advertisement NewsLocal NewsNo blankets for amputee at University Hospital LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 25, 2016 1110 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN injured father waiting to have his foot amputated at the University Hospital Limerick (UHL) spent the night before his operation in a ward with just his coat for cover, it has been alleged.And, according to the man’s son, Ronan Dunne, he was still left without blankets after surgery the following day.Mr Dunne recently took to the ‘Limerick Trolley Tales’ Facebook page, initiated by the Anti Austerity Alliance, to express his anger over his father’s treatment at UHL.“I am so outraged! My father went into the Limerick Regional Hospital last Tuesday due to a foot related injury. To make matters worse he was not given any blankets whilst in a bed in ward 1C,” Mr Dunne posted.“He spent his first night sleeping with the bare coat on his back over him. He was later amputated the next day. To this day, he is still in hospital and still has not received a blanket after asking numerous times,” he claimed.Responding to the story, AAA General Election candidate for Limerick City, Cllr Cian Prendiville, called on immediate action to “resolve the crisis in our health service”.“Underfunded, over-crowded, understaffed – this is the reality of the health service in Limerick. The austerity parties are running our health system into the ground. We now hear almost daily of the horror stories pouring out of our hospitals,” Cllr Prendiville declared.“The shocking inability to meet Ronan Dunne’s father’s request for a blanket is becoming an all too common story as the University Hospital Limerick simply does not have the resources to deal with the number of patients coming in.“I’ve also been told of cases where nurses had to give a patient their coat instead of a blanket. Is this what recovery looks like for public patients? If this is stability, I’d hate to see what the Labour Party and Fine Gael would call chaos!”Cllr Prendiville is now calling for extra funding to be immediately released to University Hospital Limerick to allow it to cope with demand.“What happened to Ronan’s father must not happen again,” he said.In response, a spokeswoman for UL Hospital Group said it could not comment on individual cases for reasons of patient confidentiality.“All hospital beds on all wards in University Hospital Limerick (UHL) are made up with sheets and blankets to required standards for the comfort of our patients. Any requests for additional blankets by patients are met,” she said. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Print Linkedin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

Oly Town Artesians Tryouts Set for October 7 and 9

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians semi-professional indoor soccer team and head coach Jason Gjertsen will host open tryouts for their 2016-2017 Western Indoor Soccer League campaign on Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 p.m. at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College.Returning players and newcomers are asked to attend tryouts and players are encouraged to attend both sessions. The cost to tryout is $20, payable at the door by cash, check or credit card. Please wear turf shoes only, no cleats are allowed on the field.The Artesians debuted in 2014 and are entering their third season in the WISL and their second season playing at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. They will be led by experienced indoor soccer coach and Tacoma Community College men’s soccer head coach Jason Gjertsen this season.The WISL is a competitive semi-professional indoor soccer league that featured Bellingham United, Olympic Force (Bremerton), Oly Town Artesians (Olympia), Snohomish Skyhawks, Sporting Everett, Tacoma Stars Reserves and Vancouver (WA) Victory last season. More information can be found by visiting WISLNews.com.Directions to The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College: From all directions of I-5, take US 101 North to the Mud Bay N./The Evergreen State College exit. Keep left and follow the signs to The Evergreen State College. At the roundabout, continue straight on Evergreen Parkway and take the next left onto Overhulse Road. Turn left onto Driftwood Road NW and go straight at the first stop sign. Turn left into Lot F for parking. Walk from Lot F to the closest intersection of Driftwood and Overhulse and turn right down the path to the college. The Pavilion is about 100 yards down on the left.Follow the Artesians all season long by visiting OlyTownFC.com, liking us on Facebook at Facebook.com/OlyTownFC and following us on Twitter at @OlyTownFC.last_img read more

The Ashes: England taunt Australia with huge Ben Stokes billboard at Manchester

first_imgAdvertisement 282NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsg7uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3je( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7mnWould you ever consider trying this?😱ky4Can your students do this? 🌚9iRoller skating! Powered by Firework The Australian cricket team have been trolled ahead of their Fourth Ashes Test with a giant billboard saying ‘Welcome to Manchester’ outside their hotel. The image features the famous spread-armed celebration by Ben Stokes after he hit the winning four runs for England to seal a comeback in the Third Test. The all-rounder with his unbeaten 135 not only turned the table for his side in the test but also rescued England in the series, after they were buried with a first-innings total of just 67.Advertisement While his effort is being described by some as the greatest ever Test innings by an Englishman, Bookies Ladbrokes, a British agency took the feat to a new level. They put up this cheeky signboard outside the Malmaison Hotel, where the Aussies are lodging.Advertisement “Ben Stokes’ final innings at Headingley was the stuff of legend, so we thought it was only right to honour it ahead of the fourth test,” Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said.“Thankfully we found a spot just yards away from the Australian team’s hotel to give them a timely reminder. Hopefully our little sledge will help get England over the line and on the road to victory.”Advertisement The sign though, has been inspired from the infamous banner which was erected in the city when Manchester City football club signed Carlos Tevez from their trophy-laden rivals United.  Advertisementlast_img read more