Work gets under way on 60 bed Univeristy Hospital Limerick unit

first_imgNewsHealthWork 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 WhatsAppcenter_img 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 bedlast_img read more

Former Delta High School Track Star Dallin Draper To Rejoin BYU Track & Field During Upcoming Season; Former North Sevier/Cedar Star Mayci Torgerson Joins Him

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-This week, Brigham Young University track and field announced their upcoming squad for the upcoming season whenever circumstances allow it to occur.While former Delta High School star sprinter Dallin Draper signed prior to his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, he will return in time for competition during the 2021 indoor track season, if such should occur.Therefore, he is listed among the “new signees” on the roster.Draper who is a multi-year 100 and 200-meter dash sprint champion in 3-A for Delta, ran a career-best 10.49 seconds in the 100-meter dash June 23, 2018 at the USATF Region 11 Junior Olympic Championships at Robison Track at Brigham Young University.His career-best time in the 200-meter dash is 20.96 seconds at the same meet. Among BYU’s other signees is former North Sevier High School multi-sport star athlete Mayci Torgerson.Torgerson, who has since moved to Cedar City and competed at Cedar City High School, won the 2019 Class 4-A state title in the high jump at the UHSAA State Track & Field championships at Robison Track.Additionally, while competing for the Wolves, Torgerson was a three-time 2-A UHSAA state champion in various events.The talented overall athlete was also a 2-time UHSAA 4-A girls basketball MVP for the Reds, leading them to back-to-back state titles. Brad James Written by July 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Delta High School Track Star Dallin Draper To Rejoin BYU Track & Field During Upcoming Season; Former North Sevier/Cedar Star Mayci Torgerson Joins Him Tags: Dallin Draper/Mayci Torgersonlast_img read more

BCEF attends Annual Conference

first_imgBatesville, IN—Anne Wilson from the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) was one of nearly 100 of Indiana’s public education foundation leaders who attended the 22nd Annual Indiana Association of Public Education Foundations (INAPEF) Conference in Indianapolis on September 11.Attendees heard presentations covering a variety of topics designed to improve education foundations’ fundraising capabilities, governance, operations, and community collaborations.Indiana’s public education foundations provide opportunities for donors to give back to their schools by funding teacher and classroom grants, student scholarships, and district-wide initiatives.  Education foundations play an important role in Indiana communities, connecting private citizens with public education and providing resources to classrooms that otherwise would not be possible.Statewide, INAPEF member education foundations raised more than $16 million during the past year to invest back in their districts, teachers, classrooms, and students.Since its inception 12 years ago, BCEF has granted more than $200,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation. Successes include funding flexible learning spaces at all four schools, the new Bulldog Center at Batesville High School (BHS), and numerous innovative classroom grants and scholarships.last_img read more

Asempa FM’s Freeman appointed as GFA member

first_imgAsempa FM’s, Thomas Freeman N. Yeboah has been appointed as a Member of the Research and Information Committee of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).His appointment follows series of revelations he made on issues pertaining to sports in Ghana and football in particular.Freeman set the records straight on who scored Ghana’s 100th Nations Cup goal after Agyeman Badu was erroneously credited with that feat.He stated unequivocally that John Mensah scored the 100th Nations Cup goal.He also revealed that Kotoko’s triumph in the 2011-12 Glo premier league was their 21st and not the 22nd as widely reported.He also revealed that Ghana’s highest score line in an international friendly was 12-0 against Malawi on October 15, 1962 and not the 13-2 against Kenya reported. Based on these feats, Thomas Freeman has been appointed as a member of the Research and Information Committee.“The Ghana Football Association extends its compliments. It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been co-opted as a member onto the above-mentioned Committee with immediate effect,” a statement signed by the General Secretary of the GFA stated.last_img read more

Angels drop ugly game to Rays, including an injury scare for Justin Upton

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak “It feels OK,” Upton said. “Obviously it’s going to be sore. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow. Hopefully, it’s not too bad and we can work through it.”Upton is the Angels’ hottest hitter, leading the majors in RBIs in May. He had hit seven of his 11 homers this month, hitting out of the Angels’ No. 3 spot.The injury, hours after Keynan Middleton had said he will have Tommy John surgery, was the capper to what was certainly the Angels’ worst day of the season so far, a day chock full of negative developments.Trout is going through a rare cold spell. Trout is now hitless in 19 at-bats, the longest drought of his career. It’s been masked somewhat by seven walks during the stretch. In his last at-bat, he hit a solid fly ball to deep center field, which he said was an encouraging sign.“It’s just timing,” he said. “I’m just late right now. My results aren’t there, but the last at-bat felt better. Just got to work off that.” It was part of a team-wide offensive outage, resulting in a scoreless streak that reached 21 innings before Shohei Ohtani’s homer in the ninth. The Angels have scored eight runs in their last five games. After Justin Verlander blanked the Angels on Wednesday, they went down against Chris Archer on Thursday. Typically a solid pitcher, Archer was perhaps due for a good game after bringing a 5.64 ERA into this one.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.On the mound, the Angels saw two more of their relievers struggle. Jim Johnson entered in a 1-0 game and gave up four runs in the seventh. Felix Peña gave up two runs in the eighth.Two of the runs scored against Johnson when Denard Span hit a homer off the right field wall, above the new line added this year. It was the sixth homer of the season hit by the opponents that wouldn’t have been a homer last year. The Angels have hit three.Another run against Johnson scored after Zack Cozart dropped a popup. It was the second straight game when Cozart made an error that directly led to a run.And finally, there was the Cron homer, which probably stung Angels fans more than it did the team itself.Cron has hit 11 homers this year, including three in his last three games. He is playing the kind of baseball he rarely played with the Angels. According to Cron, and many Angels fans, the only difference is the Rays have given him a chance to play consistently.Related Articlescenter_img Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 PreviousTampa Bay Rays left fielder Denard Span, right, celebrates with third baseman Daniel Robertson, left, and second baseman Joey Wendle after the Rays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, hits a solo home run in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos, center, and home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17:Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, left, reaches out to catch a fly ball in the Tampa Bay Rays dugout hit by Wilson Ramos during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the second inning at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer throws to a Los Angeles Angels batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Joey Wendle, right, relays to first after forcing out Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons, left, to get Ian Kinsler for the double play during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a home run in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ C.J. Cron, right, hits a solo home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter C.J. Cron, left, circles the bases after hitting a solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, right, during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays crosses the plate after a home run while Martin Maldonado #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17:C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated on his home run by Daniel Robertson #28 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays is congratulated for his sixth inning home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ C.J. Cron kicks the ball out of the glove of Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler on a steal of second base during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tampa Bay Rays’ Denard Span hits a two-run home run in front of Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)The Rays’ Denard Span hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Thursday’s game against the Angels at Angel Stadium. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: Kole Calhoun #56 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks at the home run ball hit by Denard Span #2 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays’ Denard Span, right, rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Jim Johnson, foreground, during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: C.J. Cron #44 of the Tampa Bay Rays congratulates Denard Span #2 on his 2 run home run in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 17: Johnny Field #10 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a home run in the eight inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer reacts after throwing a pitch for a ball to Los Angeles Angels’ Andrelton Simmons during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, get congratulations from third base coach Dino Ebel after hitting a solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is congratulated as he returns to the dugout following his ninth-inning home run during Thursday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium. The Rays won 7-1. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Denard Span, right, celebrates with third baseman Daniel Robertson, left, and second baseman Joey Wendle after the Rays defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 in a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, hits a solo home run in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos, center, and home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)NextShow Caption1 of 24Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, hits a solo home run in front of Tampa Bay Rays catcher Wilson Ramos, center, and home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)ExpandANAHEIM — This one hurt Angels fans, in more ways than one.Not long after a C.J. Cron homer put the game’s first run on the board, a statement against the team that traded him, the Angels saw Justin Upton, their hottest hitter, leave the game after being hit by a pitch.It all happened in one painful sixth inning of the Angels’ 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, a game that ran their losing streak to three and also included a new personal worst for Mike Trout.Initial X-rays on Upton’s left hand showed no fracture, the team announced, so he’s considered day to day. If he ends up missing only a couple days, the Angels would certainly have dodged what could have been a serious issue. Had enough?The good news was the Cron homer was all that Tyler Skaggs allowed in his six innings. He lowered his ERA to 2.88 as he continues the best extended stretch of his career. Skaggs struck out seven and walked three.It was the 17th straight game that the Angels’ starter had allowed three runs or fewer, a franchise record. They had 16-game streaks in 1964 and 1989.Unfortunately for the Angels’ the good starting pitching has come at a time when the support has been absent from the lineup and the bullpen.“We’re not firing on all cylinders,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “We’re putting a lot of pressure on our starting pitching. When these guys start hitting like we can and we keep the pitching going, well be fine.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more