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

Renewable electric generation topped coal-fired output in the Netherlands in 2019 for first time

first_imgRenewable electric generation topped coal-fired output in the Netherlands in 2019 for first time FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享NL Times:The Netherlands generated more electricity from sustainable sources than from coal for the first time ever last year, Statistics Netherlands reported on Tuesday. The amount of energy produced also reached [a] record high.Last year the Netherlands produced 121 billion kWh of electricity, 6 percent more than in 2018. Electricity generated using coal decreased from over 27 billion kWh in 2018 to over 17 billion kWh last year. And energy generated from sustainable sources increased from nearly 19 billion kWh to nearly 22 billion kWh.As the electricity generation from coal decreased, production using natural gas increased, from nearly 58 billion kWh to 71 billion kWh. According to the stats office, this has to do with the low gas price, and high price of CO2 emissions. Generating energy from gas emits relatively less CO2 than doing so from coal.The Netherlands’ consumption of electricity was about the same in 2019 as in 2018. This combined with the record high production resulted in a decrease of electricity imports, from 26.8 billion kWh in 2018 to 20.4 billion kWh last year. Electricity exports increased slightly, from 18.8 billion kWh to 19.5 billion kWh.[Janene Pieters]More: NL produced more sustainable energy than coal power for first timelast_img read more

Short-handed Lakers end ‘frustrating’ trip with loss to Pistons

first_img“His competitive spirit is awesome,” Walton said of Kuzma. “His ankle’s banged up, I’m trying to get him less minutes, but he comes out there and he fights.”Two nights after scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter to carry the Lakers to a win, the rookie star finally got to perform for a hometown crowd. Chants of “Kuz” frequently broke out throughout the arena.“I treat every single game the same I think for the most part,” Kuzma said. “Of course when I’m at home it’s a little bit different. You kind of just block it out once the jump ball starts.” Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finds 3-point shot Big Baller, Ink: Over LaVar’s objections, Lonzo Ball gets tattoos in solidarity with brother LiAngelo It came with 2:44 left in the game, as the Lakers tried to climb out of a double-digit hole.“He was under control all game,” Walton said. “The ones he (was) hitting were good shots, which I think kind of shows how much he’s been working on his game. Those are shots he wasn’t even shooting earlier in the year.”Ball has not recorded a triple-double since Nov. 19, eight days after he became the youngest player in NBA history to do so. He was within two rebounds of the mark against the Grizzlies, finishing with 12 points and 10 assists.“The way I play, sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn’t,” Ball said. “I do whatever I can to help the team win. … I like to play free. I don’t like looking at stats. I go out there and focus on the score.”Walton hoped to reduce his players’ minutes against the Pistons. Eleven players saw the floor, but with Isaiah Thomas away from the team to evaluate options for his balky hip, Ball still played 43 minutes and Kuzma logged nearly 41.Related Articles s Lakers’ Isaiah Thomas flies to New York to discuss treatment options for hip Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersTheir only win, ironically, came in comeback fashion against Memphis on Saturday. Facing the Pistons, the Lakers led 55-53 after the first half, but were outscored 28-21 in the third period and fell behind by as many as 12 points in the final quarter.“I knew we were going to get tired,” Coach Luke Walton said. “It’s been a long trip. We had our chances, give them credit. They hit shots down the stretch, we missed some good looks that we’ve been making, but I’m really proud of our group for the way that they fought all trip long with being down in numbers and playing.”Dynamic performances by the Lakers’ young stars went unrewarded. Kyle Kuzma, a native of nearby Flint, Mich., finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while Julius Randle scored 19 points in the second half to lead his team with 23 points and 11 boards of his own.But neither of them had a game quite as balanced as that of Lonzo Ball. The rookie point guard finished two rebounds shy of a triple-double for the second straight game, finishing with 15 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.After shooting just 14.8 percent from 3-point range over his previous eight games, Ball made the only 3-pointer he attempted at the new Little Caesars Arena. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, left, talks with guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forwards Channing Frye (12) and Travis Wear, rear, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) attempts to drive around Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDetroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis (10) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, right, pushes Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball, left, on his drive to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Stanley Johnson (7) shoots over Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Pistons center Andre Drummond, left, and Lakers center Brook Lopez reach for a rebound during the first half of Monday’s game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) prepares to pass around Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) runs into the defense of Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Lakers guard Lonzo Ball prepares to pass around Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver during the second half of Monday’s game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) shoots after being fouled by Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) swats the ball away from Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Anthony Tolliver, left, hugs former Pistons teammate Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope after the NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) fouls Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy yells from the sidelines during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (1) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin on the ground after fouling out during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (1) reacts after a three-point basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin talks to referee Nick Buchert after a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin runs into Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin shoots during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, front right, argues a call with referee Brett Nansel during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball seen during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson takes the incoming ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton, left, talks with guard Lonzo Ball (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forwards Channing Frye (12) and Travis Wear, rear, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)NextShow Caption1 of 28Detroit Pistons forward Eric Moreland (24) shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forwards Channing Frye (12) and Travis Wear, rear, defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 26, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)ExpandDETROIT — For the third time in four games, the Lakers took a lead into halftime only to give up ground in the second half and have their night end in defeat.It happened in Indiana, New Orleans and, after losing 112-106 on Monday, in Detroit.“I think we’re really just frustrating ourselves,” center Brook Lopez said. “I know I am. We feel as a team we definitely can be better. They’re very winnable games, (with) all respect to the teams we played, we feel a lot of it’s on us.”The Lakers (32-41) will play eight of their final nine games at Staples Center, including a designated road game against the Clippers in the season finale. They returned home late Monday night after nine days on the road, having gone 1-3 on their final multi-game trip.last_img read more