A NEW surgical centre and outpatient facility at Croom orthopaedic hospital along with an increase in the number of long-stay patient beds at St. Ita’s Hospital in Newcastlewest are among developments planned by the HSE in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Confirmation that work is to proceed at both hospitals was welcomed this week by Limerick Fine Gael TD Patrick O’Donovan who said that this was as a result of discussions with the Department of Health and the HSE over many months.“Earlier this year, I organised a very productive meeting between Health Minister Leo Varadkar and representatives of the medical team in Croom. Before that, I facilitated a visit by the former Minister James Reilly to St. Ita’s where he met with the Hospital staff and representatives of the Friends of St. Ita’s.“Over the last number of months, I have met with the HSE in the Mid West on a number of occasions in relation to both hospitals to impress upon them the need for investment in the facilities and I am glad now to see that plans are being developed for both locations.”Deputy O’Donovan was told that the plans are at a very early stage “but I believe that the most important thing is that by working with the representatives and volunteers attached to both St. Ita’s and Croom, we have been able to get the HSE to see the value of prioritising the two hospitals for investment.“This initial phase of the process is probably the most important. Without a plan, money cannot be allocated from the HSE budget, so the fact that they have agreed to start this work and already have detailed proposals being put together is very positive.“The next steps will also be challenging where we have to fight for our share of the national HSE capital budget, but I am confident based on the commitment of the HSE locally that working together we can convince the HSE nationally to make these investments”, he added. Previous articleAmbulance crew shortages force stand-downsNext articleGardai arrest suspect in Newcastle West assault 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. WhatsApp Facebook Print Advertisement NewsCommunityDevelopments at Croom and St ItasBy Bernie English – August 25, 2015 1149 Linkedin Twitter Email
A world of bakery-inspired architecture has been created by five UK bakers at a London art gallery.Miss Cakehead, London cake artist, curated the collection from bakers such as Tattooed Bakers, Jacquie Kelly, Sarah King, and Rose-Marie’s Cakes and Sugarcraft.The exhibition includes a London Pie, a Battenberg Gate and a Trifle Tower.The bakers were asked to come up with their own interpretation of what a ‘Pastry Paradise’ might look like, to celebrate the launch of a new game from Gameloft for smartphones.The cakes are on display at the Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Rd, London N1 5SH until the buildings are demolished on 12 December.See the pictures below to see what the bakery masterpieces look like. Photos by Gameloft/REX
Lots of People Watched The Last Five Years on the Couch Honestly, if you didn’t spend Valentine’s Day crying into a pint of Ben and Jerry’s while wearing these PJs and watching The Last Five Years, you did it wrong. The film took in $42,042 in its (very) limited theatrical release, but also hit the top spot on the iTunes Independent Film chart and ranked eighth overall. Congrats to the little off-Broadway musical that could, Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan and (of course) Wayne the Snake! The 39 Steps Team to Return for Off-Broadway Bow The original creative team behind The 39 Steps on Broadway will return for the forthcoming off-Broadway revival at Union Square Theatre. Reuniting with director Maria Aitken are the original productions lighting designer Kevin Adams, sound designer Mic Pool and set and costume designer Peter McKintosh. The Patrick Barlow comedy will performances will begin on April 1 and open officially on April 13 (instead of the originally reported April 9). Is There a Marcia in the House? Tony and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden will head to the small screen for the upcoming CBS pilot Code Black. According to Deadline, Harden will play Christa in the medical drama, a soccer mom-turned-doctor who lost her son to cancer and now works at LA County Hospital with her fellow—albeit younger—residents. The series is based on the 2013 documentary of the same name. View Comments Sally Struthers, Annie Golden & Mary Testa Will Get Cheery The York Theatre Company will host a two-night-only public developmental reading of Cheer Wars, a new musical by Gordon Leary and Karlan Judd. Hunter Foster will direct a cast that features Sally Struthers, Annie Golden and Mary Testa, as well as Britney Coleman, Molly Hager, Stephanie Hsu, Amy Linden, Alyse Alan Louis, Michael Dean Morgan, Robb Sapp and Dana Steingold. The tuner follows the rivalry between two cheerleading-obsessed coaches and their also-cheering daughters. Performances will take place on February 19 and 20 at Theatre at Saint Peter’s. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the Holiday weekend. Sienna Miller Dreams of a Culinary Cabaret Screen favorite Sienna Miller returns to Broadway tonight as Cabaret’s next and final Sally Bowles. She recently stopped by Good Morning America to discuss the role, saying she coincidentally got her Great White Way inspiration from Birdman, starring Oscar nominee and her Sally predecessor Emma Stone. “In the book, she’s supposed to be bad,” Miller says of the Kit Kat Klub headliner. So if she doesn’t exactly nail a note here and there, it’s totally a character choice. Take a look she discusses her bizarre show-related nightmares (including one involving a chef hat), and reveals that her first night on will be her first time on stage with her co-star Alan Cumming!
Two members of the women’s lacrosse team, associate head coach Devon Wills and junior Gussie Johns, were chosen as goalies for the U.S. Women’s National Team, which will play in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse Women’s World Cup this summer. Head coach Lindsey Munday, who was part of two World Championships and served as captain for the Team USA in 2013, felt proud to have both women chosen to play on the team.“Devon and Gussie have worked together for more than two years, and this is a testament to their passion, drive and commitment to improve,” Munday said. “I can’t think of two individuals more deserving of this honor, and it is incredibly special to have Devon and Gussie be the two goalies to represent our country in the World Cup.”Wills has been part of USC’s lacrosse program for four years and has already competed as the goalie for the U.S. World Champion teams in both 2009 and 2013. Wills’ experience on the field in the highest level of matches will not only help the team as they fight for their eighth world championship victory, but will also serve as an example of what hard work and commitment can achieve.“Devon is one of the best goalies ever to play the game and is a seasoned Team USA veteran,” Munday said. “Even after 13 years on the team, she continues to push herself to improve and is one of the hardest working people I know.”Yet another hard worker, Johns is the first Trojan to ever be selected for Team USA. Last season, she led USC in ground balls and their number one scoring defense and led the nation in goals against average, which all contributed to her distinction as All-MPSF and IWLCA All-Region last season. Despite all the attention, she said she simply feels thankful to continue to play lacrosse more.“It is such an honor to be a part of Team USA,” Johns said. “The opportunity to play with and get to know the individuals on this team has been a true privilege. It reminds me of why I love the sport of lacrosse so much and how we are all playing for a much larger purpose.”While Wills’ coaching unquestionably helped mold Johns into the player that she has become during her time at USC, Johns’ own desire to constantly progress and the effort she has put in are what ultimately earned her this honor.“Gussie has followed in Devon’s footsteps and words cannot express how proud I am of her,” Munday said. “Since she stepped foot on campus, she has done everything to improve her game every day. She puts in countless hours of extra work, and it is exciting to see that it has all paid off. In addition to her talents on the field, Gussie is an incredible person and embodies what it means to be a Trojan and a member of Team USA.”