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

Two Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boost

first_imgSenator Maria ByrneLimerick Museum and The Hunt Museum are to benefit from a funding boost of €16,000, a Fine Gael Senator has confirmed.Senator Maria Byrne said, “My colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has confirmed additional funding for a number of local and regional museums around the country under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick is to benefit from this funding boost with The Hunt Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition commemorating the work of Sir John Lavery and  Walter Fredrick Osbourne and Limerick Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Limerick Soviet.“This funding will help to protect and promote our cultural heritage.”Minister Madigan said, “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.” Print WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articlePolitical row over crucial Limerick projectsNext articleSpecial invitation to the library for Limerick’s young literary stars Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSFundingheritageLimerick City and Countylocal news Email NewsLocal NewsPoliticsTwo Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boostBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 131 Twitterlast_img read more

Police Scanner Now The Most Popular Paid Mobile App

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via the Apple App Store.JAMESTOWN – Police scanner apps are surging in popularity after days of riots across the United States.5-0 Radio Police Scanner is one of the top downloaded apps for iPhones.It costs five dollars to download, making it the top paid app in Apple’s App Store on Tuesday.The police scanner apps give real-time information about incidents involving the deployment of police, fires, shootings, and looting. Some scanner apps also let protesters listen to live police radio feeds. The developer for 5-0 Radio Police Scanner says the app has had more than a half a million active users tune in since Sunday.last_img read more

Tyson Fury faked injury in build-up to Wilder — Cousin

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury feigned an injury in a bid to expose a mole he believed was leaking information from his training camp. Fury was preparing to take on Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas and would eventually go on to stop the American in the seventh round. The Brit was spotted limping at a UFC event in January, sparking concerns he was injured just weeks before the rematch. But Andy Lee, who is Fury’s cousin and part of his training team, has revealed it was all part of his game plan. “There was a couple days where Tyson messed around to see if leaks would happen,” he told Boxing Social. “He feigned injury or pretended to limp after a sparring session just to see what would happen. “That’s the type of level of deviousness you’re dealing with, with him. Inside his own training camp he’ll put on a show and play act to see if anyone talks outside the camp.” Fury swapped trainer Ben Davison for SugarHill Steward just two months before he dethroned Wilder. He insisted he would take the fight to the champion and box him on the front foot – but few believed him. Fury was true to his word last month however as he dropped the champion in the third and fifth rounds. Wilder’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round as his five-year reign came to an abrupt end. And Lee praised Fury for the dedication he showed in camp. “He absolutely performed perfectly in training and worked extremely hard,” he added. “People see this larger than life character, but when it comes to training, he works extremely hard. “He’s very focused and serious about what he does. He didn’t cut any corners or allow himself any small treats. “He stuck to his diet and regiment as strict as he could be. Maybe he had to because he knew the fight he was in.”Tags: Ben DavisonDeontay WilderLas VegasTyson Furylast_img read more