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

Coronavirus: Premier League ban players, match officials from handshakes

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ The Premier League has banned players and match officials from shaking hands from this weekend until further notice on medical advice. Teams and officials will still participate in the pre-match walk-outs but have been advised against the tradition of shaking hands. A statement from the Premier League said: “The Premier League fair-play handshake will not take place between players and match officials from this weekend until further notice based on medical advice. “Coronavirus is a spread via droplets from nose and mouth and can be transmitted onto the hands and passed on via handshake. “Club and Match Officials will still perform the rest of the traditional walk-out protocol ahead of each fixture. “On entering the field of play, the two teams will continue to line up, accompanied by the Premier League music, then players from the home team will walk past their opposition without shaking their hands.” The Premier League has already written to its 20 clubs, advising on the latest contingency plans to deal with the spread of coronavirus. League officials are liaising daily with the government’s public health experts to provide up-to-the-minute advice on how best to counteract the spread of the virus. Fixtures lists and kick-off times remain unaffected as it stands.Tags: CoronavirusHandshakesMedical advicePremier Leaguelast_img read more

Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain

first_img15 Aug 2012 Mixed England U16 team to take on Spain England Golf will field a mixed team of eight for the annual U16 international against Spain at Pannal, Yorkshire, on Tuesday, 21 August. Only one of the players has represented England before. He is 14-year-old Bradley Moore of Derbyshire who won the 2011 English U14 championship (image © Tom Ward). The team of four girls and four boys is: Ashleigh Greenham of West Essex, Essex Eloise Healey of West Lancashire, Lancashire Sophie Lamb of Clitheroe, Lancashire Victoria Mallet of Sutton Coldfield Ladies’, Warwickshire Bradley Moore of Kedleston Park, Derbyshire Marco Penge of Worthing, Sussex Arrun Singh Brar of Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI Billy Spooner of Boston, Lincolnshire The match precedes the North of England U16 championship at Pannal, from Wednesday to Friday, 22-24 August. Two more players will join the girls’ squad for this event:  India Clyburn and Emily Slater, both of Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. The team to play Spain: Ashleigh Greenham (West Essex) 15, shared the halfway lead at the English girls’ championship and helped win the County Team Trophy for Essex at last week’s English women’s stroke play. She successfully defended the scratch McCart Trophy. Eloise Healey (West Lancashire), 14, led the first two rounds of the English U15 championship and finished in fourth place. Her performance on the first day has qualified her for the final of the Telegraph junior golf championship. Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe), 14, is the Lancashire girls’ champion, she tied eighth in the English U15 championship and was in the winning partnership at the Northern foursomes. Victoria Mallett (Sutton Coldfield Ladies’), 14, was the 2011 winner of the Midlands South girls’ championship and was 12th in this season’s English U15 championship. Her sister, Elizabeth, is an England girl international. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park), 14, was the English U14 champion in 2011. He was capped at U16 and schools’ levels last year and this year finished fourth in the McEvoy Trophy, fifth in the European Young Masters and sixth in the Douglas Johns Trophy. Marco Penge (Worthing), 14, finished fourth in last year’s Douglas Johns Trophy and recently was seventh in both the U16 championship for the McGregor Trophy and the U18 championship for the Carris Trophy. Arrun Singh Brar (Brokenhurst Manor), 13, is a cousin of boy international Jack Singh Brar and tied eighth in last week’s English U14 championship for the Reid Trophy. Billy Spooner (Boston), 14, finished equal fourth in last year’s English U14 championship and tied sixth in this year’s event last week. He was a member of the Lincolnshire team that won the English Boys’ County Championship last year. England girls’ squad players: India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa), 15, is a past Lincolnshire girls’ champion and  Midlands girls’ champion of champions. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s women’s county championship and helped Lincolnshire reach County Finals. Her sister, Holly, is a Curtis Cup player. Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa), 15, was in Lincolnshire’s winning team at last year’s County Finals and is helping them defend their title this year. She is the Lincolnshire girls’ champion and was eighth in the English girls’ championship.last_img read more

Stirring Things Up On The Cupcake Wars

first_imgRED BANK – Holy Cannoli! Red Bank’s own Mr. Cupcake is going to be on national television this Sunday competing in the Food Network’s Cupcake War, and if he wins, the victory will be sweet.The popular weekly series features four top cupcake bakers recruited from around the country. The four contestants vie for the top prize of $10,000 by competing in a series of cupcake challenges.Once a humble dessert most frequently found at classroom birthday parties and booster club bake sales, the cupcake has come into its own in recent years, achieving a level of popularity that’s been a sweet dream for bakers like John Manganiotis, a.k.a. Mr. Cupcake.Manganiotis owns four Mr. Cupcakes stores: the one inside Ricky’s Candies at 86 Broad St. in Red Bank, and three others in Clifton, Hackensack and Oradell.Mr. Cupcakes: John ManganiotisManganiotis’ grandfather owned a diner, and his father was in the restaurant business before opening a convenience store in Clifton.“We were very well liked in Clifton,” the younger Manganiotis said.He had tried college and knew it wasn’t for him. He dreamed of having his own business.He went to work for an Italian bakery, where he trained as a baker.“I’d never baked before,” he said. When the owners decided it was time to move on, Manganiotis asked them to sell him the bakery.He was 22.“I told them, ‘I have no money, but I have a dream,”’ he said during an interview with The Two River Times at Ricky’s on Tuesday.  “They took a gamble on me and I was in business.”He soon decided to move away from the traditional bakery idea and specialize in one thing: cupcakes. “I just wanted to focus on one product and make it the best,” he says now.The humble cupcake was about to have a makeover.Soon, Manganiotis was creating his own cupcake recipes, such as his French Toast cupcake that incorporates maple syrup and cinnamon into the cupcake batter.His new enterprise was attracting attention, and soon Manganiotis was doing radio and television interviews.“I opened up in September and by November I was on TV and everything. “My story got the people in the door and my amazing product kept them coming in.”His father soon joined him in the business and that allowed him to expand to other locations, Manganiotis said.Today, cupcakes are in demand for weddings, baby showers and other large events, with the Mr. Cupcakes outlet in Red Bank filling at least 5 ‘cupcake tier’ orders every weekend.And when the buyer comes back to return the tier, they usually order a few more cupcakes to take home since there are seldom any left over.Red Velvet cupcakes are most popular right now, and Mr. Cupcakes features two different versions, one that celebrates the southern red velvet tradition and another that puts a more creative spin on the red velvet idea.Other popular flavors are Cookie Jar, Carrot Cake and Peanut Butter & Jelly. “The reason why my cupcakes are different is that all the ingredients are in the batter,” says Manganiotis.As his status as a cupcake celebrity grew, he was invited to appear on season one of the “Cupcake Wars,” in a show that is frequently re-broadcast. On that episode, he admits, “I kind of got hosed.”But he was recently invited to return for a re-match.This Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Food Network, four bakers will compete in three rounds of baking challenges designed to test their baking, production and time management skills.And while he knows how the competition turns out, Manganiotis isn’t saying. “Food Network has a really strict policy. There’s a $500,000 fine.”last_img read more