NewsHealthWork gets under way on 60 bed Univeristy Hospital Limerick unitBy Bernie English – April 3, 2019 989 University Hospital LimerickWORK has begun on the new 60-bed unit for University Hospital Limerick.A €2 million funding boost ahead of the publication of the capital funding plan has allowed hospital management to start groundworks in preparation for the main task of building the unit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 60-bed unit is intended to take some of the pressure off finding beds for patients admitted through the busy emergency department.The works were started in a week when there were more than 70 people on trolleys in the emergency department on one day waiting for beds.No timeline has been set for the completion of the unit as the main body of the €19.5 million funding has yet to be officially confirmed although local politicians have said publicly that it will be part of the capital plan.It’s understood that the build will take up to a year, all going well and after that, the hospital will need to hire nursing and support staff and fit out the unit.A statement on behalf of the UL Hospitals Group said that a timeline for overall project completion could not be set until funding is approved for the main modular build contract itself.“Commencement of the enabling works is a significant milestone. It is accepted by all stakeholders that there is an imbalance in acute hospital bed capacity around the country. Delivery of the 60-bed inpatient block at UHL will begin to help us address our capacity issues in the MidWest,” the statement added. Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Previous articleListen: Virgin Phoenix rises from the Krups ashes in LimerickNext articleNew 33 space car park opened in Adare 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. Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShealthLimerick City and CountyNewsuniversity hospital limerick 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Print WhatsApp Linkedin Limerick Post Show | Careers & Health Sciences Event for TY Students Email Facebook Twitter 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed
Star Files View Comments Hungry? Grab a seat at Cady Huffman’s new cabaret show And She Can Cook Too!. The Tony winner’s performance will take place January 14 at 54 Below. That’s one-night-only to chow down on some hilarious and touching crooning from the star of The Producers and The Nance! Nathan Lane Most recently seen on Broadway alongside Nathan Lane in The Nance, Huffman won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Ulla in The Producers and later revived the character for a season of HBO’s comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm. She received an additional Tony nomination for The Will Rogers Follies. Other stage credits include Steel Pier, Dame Edna, Big Deal and La Cage aux Folles. Additional film and TV Credits include Law and Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Frasier, Mad About You, One Life to Live and Submissions Only. As well as starring on Broadway, Huffman is a regular judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. Huffman debuts her new one-woman show about life, love and what she ate along the way. From her grandmother’s burnt toast and tomato sandwiches to Iron Chef Michael Symon’s lamb heart tartar, Huffman has eaten it all, loved it all and gone back for seconds. Joining long time collaborators Eugene Gwozdz on the piano and Roger Cohen on drums, get ready to laugh, maybe cry and definitely sing along to the foodie tunes of Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, Cy Coleman and many more!
St. Paul, IN— Sunday, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office investigated an endangered runaway and possible abduction that occurred at the Hidden Paradise campground. A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Olivia Sherfield, 16. It was reported that Sherfield got into a black, small-sized single cab pickup truck driven by an unidentified male and left the area.Deputies investigated this case and activated the FBI Child Abduction Recovery Team to assist in locating the juvenile. During the investigation, it was discovered that Sherfield was in the Indianapolis area. Around 8 pm, Sherfield was recovered by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on the southwest side of Indianapolis. A short time later, she was reunited with her parents.