New theatre suite in progress at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

first_imgLimerickNewsNew theatre suite in progress at Croom Orthopaedic HospitalBy Staff Reporter – September 22, 2020 881 Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSCroom Orthopaedic HospitalKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Previous articleLimerick Senior, Intermediate & Junior Hurling and Football Round UpNext articleWeekly Racing News: Busy week for Limerick contingent as Listowel kicks off Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ONGOING development works at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital have been given a further boost, with additional funding of €10m having been secured for the development of a new theatre suite that will emphatically underscore the hospital’s status as a regional centre of excellence in orthopaedics, rheumatology, pain management and scheduled surgery.The new theatre suite will be established on the first floor of the new bed block at the hospital, on which the equipping process for the 24-bed ward is now underway. The works will include four new theatres, a first stage recovery room and reception area, in addition to a new Sterile Services Department and other ancillary support spaces.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With an overall floor area of approximately 1,700 square metres, the works are expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2020. Final works, commission and handover by the contractor, the subsequent equipping of the theatres, will be completed in Q1 of 2021.The development of the new 24-bed block on the site was initiated in Spring as part of the national response to COVID-19. The new beds, and the new theatre suite and Sterile Services Department, grew out of plans already in place to establish Croom Orthopaedic Hospital as the Mid-Western centre of excellence.Margaret Gleeson, Chief Director of Nursing & Midwifery at UL Hospital Group, said the works will modernise and double the current theatre capacity at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital.“This is a high quality development of four state-of-the-art theatres and a modern Sterile Services Department, that is going to allow for a major advancement in orthopaedic services,” Ms Gleeson remarked.“The developments will lead to improved waiting times for patients, and facilitate ongoing advancements in surgical procedures. And of course, the 24 single room en-suite rooms on the ground floor of the development will provide more appropriate and comfortable accommodation for patients,” she said.Lorraine Rafter, Director of Human Resources, UL Hospitals Group, said the new developments would create exciting employment opportunities in the region, particularly for specialist orthopaedic and theatre nurses.“There will also be opportunities for educational development, for all staff grades, as a result of the developments here in Croom, and we welcome any queries about employment opportunities in the hospital in light of this development.”UL Hospitals Group Chief Clinical Director, Professor Brian Lenehan, has been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital since 2009, and he said the new developments had ushered in a “very exciting time” for the hospital, which, he said, will remain “a centre of excellence for elective surgery in the Mid-West for this and future generations”.“I applaud the vision of our CEO, Colette Cowan, and Assistant National Director, HSE Estates for the West, Joe Hoare, and the energy with which they have pursued these plans. The development is progressing well.“It’s an exceptionally high quality build, and I salute all of the main contractors, architects, consultants and sub-contractors involved in it,” Prof Lenehan said. “I also acknowledge the ongoing support of the Mid-West Development Trust.” he added.Croom Orthopaedic Hospital is one of the longest established hospitals in the Mid-West. Opening as the County Hospital in 1924, it has been an orthopaedic hospital since 1956, save for a two month period in the early Summer of 2020, when it cared for its first medical patients in almost 70 years as part of UL Hospitals Group’s strategy for managing a significant surge in non-COVID admissions.Katie Sheehan, Assistant Director of Nursing at Croom Orthopaedic Hospital, welcomed the development as a substantial boost for the community in Croom, as well as for the hospital and UL Hospitals Group.The UL Hospitals Group strategy is to progress future developments for Croom Orthpaedic Hospital, to include a new Day Ward, second stage recovery, a Pre-Operative Assessment and Admissions Unit and a purpose-built outpatients department, including a new radiology suite. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebooklast_img read more

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BUILDING PERMITS: May 19 – May 25, 2019

first_imgLocal News Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp BUILDING PERMITS: May 19 – May 25, 2019 NEW City of Odessa logo wide USE THIS ONE NEW RESIDENTIALMorrison Group, 7004 Turnberry Lane, $300,000; Morrison Group, 2803 Tom Morris Road, $300,000; Morrison Group, 7015 Turnberry Lane, $300,000; Morrison Group, 2909 Tom Morris Road, $300,000; Permian Homes Inc./Morgan Warrick, 14 Balmoral Enclave, $279,540; Contrast Homes, 910 N. Washington Ave., $170,000; Permian Homes Inc./Morgan Warrick, 26 Balmoral Enclave, $202,410; Burnett Construction/John Burnett, 208 Rolling Winds Circle, $300,000; Elizabeth Molina, 5305 McKnight Drive, $30,000 Total: 9 permits, $2,181,950RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSR & W Construction/Antonio Jurado, 1204 W. 20th St., $7,000; Mario Sanchez, 4337 Ridgedale Ave., $500; Elois Ivette Rivera, 724 Carver Ave., $2,200; Hector H. Martinez/Randy Russell, 23 Santa Fe Place, $18,000; Zulema Ortega, 2511 N. Tom Green Ave., $4,000; Guadalupe Valenzuela, 5407 Mc Knight Drive, $30,000; Keith Jankouskz, 2717 Brazos Ave., $5,000; Harley Maples, 3517 Fairlane Ave., $50,000; Pedro Mendoza, 1906 Tom Green Ave., $1,000; Extreme Exteriors, 8205 San Simon St., $30,273; Miguel Arroyo, 300 Lotteman Drive, $15,000; Seturnino Barrientz, 1104 W. Clifford St., $2,000; Randy Bufkin, 1803 Lyndale Drive, $7,115; Extreme Exteriors/Heath Bailey, 8205 San Simon St., $59,276; West County Rock and Turf, 7002 Perot Ranch Road, $10,000; Virgil Trower & Associates/Virgil Trower, 300 Lasseter Ave., $50,000; Carol McCorkle, 9423 Sedona Ave. swimming pool, $2,500; Wheeler Drilling/Jeff Nash, 6001 Mecca St. water well, $4,000; Wheeler Drilling/Bernard Cando, 45 Castle Oaks Drive water well, $4,000; Diana Ramos, 410 E. 97th St., $2,500; Carlos Buritica, 2624 E. 11th St., $1,500; Fred Munoz/Mayra Mena, 1117 Laredo Drive, $2,000 Total: 22 permits, $307,864NEW COMMERCIALSIdeal Building and Remodeling Services/Madeline Salcido, 4060 Medical Park Drive, $2,500,000; Atkinson & Asso-ciates, 3716 Andrews Highway, $750,000 Total: 2 permits, $3,250,000COMMERCIAL ADDITIONS, ALTERATIONS & CONVERSIONSHunz-rigt Ha, 1027 Whitaker Ave., $8,000; RRC Construction, 8050 E. 191 Highway, $259,789; Dewayne Patterson Con-struction/Bill Avary, 1000 N. Grandview Ave., $24,600; Jim Patman, 2381 E. I-20, $11,009; Jim Patman, 2381 E. I-20, $11,009; Jim Patman, 2381 E. I-20, $11,009; Nexius Solutions Inc, 6200 Cargo Road, $15,000; Tommy Garcia, 3138 Andrews Highway, $3,000 Total: 8 permits, $343,416CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCYStephen Warren, 1105 S. Grandview Ave.; Suqin Jiang, 6128 Eastridge Road. Total: 2 permits Total permits: 43 Total value: $6,083,230 Total permits (2019 year to date): 708 Total value (2019 year to date): $154,046,831 Total permits (2018): 2,089 Total value (2018): $309,218,788.94center_img WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Previous articleWhat’s Going On June 22Next articleTEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: RockHounds vs. Sod Poodles Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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NAFCU raises overtime proposal concerns with lawmakers

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt raised concerns Tuesday about potential unintended consequences from the Labor Department’s overtime proposal in a letter to the leaders of the Senate Small Business Committee.In advance of the committee’s hearing on the proposed rule today, Hunt noted NAFCU’s concerns about how credit unions might be disproportionately burdened by the rule.“We are concerned that the effect of more than doubling the minimum overtime exempt salary would be to disproportionately burden credit unions in underserved and non-urban communities,” Hunt wrote. “Additionally, NAFCU has concerns that the DOL’s proposal fails to adequately consider the needs of small businesses, including credit unions around the country which operate with extremely low financial margins in a highly competitive service-driven marketplace.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Aiyegbeni Retires from Football

first_imgThe powerful striker scored 21 goals in 57 appearances for Nigeria and took part in four Africa Cup of Nations as well as the 2010 World Cup.“The Yak… is 3rd best all time scorer of the senior national team. Thank you for the memories,” the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) tweeted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former Super Eagles forward, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has retired from professional soccer on his 35th birthday.Yakubu, who played his club football at Portsmouth, Everton, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, made 250 Premier League appearances and scored 96 goals in a career spanning 20 years. He also featured three times for fourth-tier side Coventry City this year before being released.“I would like to officially announce my retirement from professional football today,” Yakubu told Sky Sports yesterday.last_img read more

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Mother Emily Gibson Parson’s Funeral Today

first_imgThe funeral of Mother Emily Louise Gibson Parsons, a prominent Liberian nurse of yesteryear, is scheduled to take place today at the St. Peter Episcopal Church, Caldwell.According to her granddaughter, Counselor Althea E. Sherman, the body will be removed from the Samuel Stryker Funeral Home at 8 o’clock this morning and taken to St. Peter in Caldwell, where wake keeping will start at 10 o’clock a.m. The funeral service will start at 11 o’clock a.m. Mother Gibson-Parsons died on December 4 at the Caldwell home of her daughter, Caldwell Commissioner Rev. Alexine Mendscole Howard.The nonagenarian was in her 99th year.A graduate of the Julia C. Emery Hall, Bromley Mission, Mother Parsons later obtained nursing training and became one of Liberia’s renowned nurses from Caldwell. She was one of the first nurses at the Liberian Government Hospital on Ashmun Street, Snapper Hill, Monrovia, serving under Dr. Dingwall. Mother Parsons later joined the Liberian Mining Company (LMC), working in the pharmacy and later became head of the dispensary unit. She thereafter returned to the Liberian Government Hospital and worked at the Maternity Center. She opened and headed the first clinic in the Township of Caldwell and ran it for 25 consecutive years but left because of the Liberian civil war.Mrs. Parsons was born in Caldwell, Montserrado County on June 7, 1918 to the union of Senator John Clement Alexander Gibson, Sr. and Mrs. Eliza Prichard Wilson, also of Caldwell. Emily received her early education at the Saint Peter’s Episcopal School in the Township of Caldwell and graduated from the Julia C. Emery Hall, Bromley Mission in Clay Ashland, Montserrado County. She was baptized at an early age and became a member of St. Peter’s where she was awarded several certificates for hard work. She was a member of Queen Esther Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. During the 165th Independence Day Celebration of Liberia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as Grand Master of the Order of Distinctions of the Republic, conferred upon Mother Parsons the Grand Band, Order of the Star of Africa-Nonagenarian.Mother Parsons’ survivors include her children, Commissioner and Pastor, Alexine Marina Mends-Cole Howard; Mr. Benoni A. Parsons (Fatima); Ms. Emily Karen Parsons; Mrs. Florence Neufville (Christian); Ms. Minty Mends-Cole; grand children Mrs. Althea Emily Eastman Sherman; Bernadine Lavern Eastman; Mrs. Freda Alexzene Eastman; Mrs. Debra Jane Eastman Oladosu (Vance); Daphane Edwina Eastman; Candace Blachamka Eastman; Benedict Arma Parsons (Precious); Benoni A. Parsons, Jr. (Tina); Bennett Ahmed Parsons; Rachel Bentima Parsons; Mrs. Legendre Parsons Carter (Christina); Julius Tonia Coleman; Velma King and Shirley.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ramelton mast concerns heighten after planning application is lodged

first_imgThe planning process has formally started for the erection of a controversial 30metre telecoms mast in Drumonaghan Wood in Ramelton.But some local residents are fearful about the proposals due to a ‘lack of transparency’ on the impact the mast may have on the locality.Cignal Infrastructure Ltd formally lodged the planning application with Donegal County Council on Friday to seek permission to erect a new 30m multi-user telecommunications support structure. The mast would be located within a security compound in the woods and surrounded by a 2.4m high palisade fence. It comes as independent company Cignal last year revealed that they are investing €25M into building telecoms infrastructure in Ireland to improve broadband and mobile coverage blackspots in rural areas.Cllr Ian McGarvey attempted to bring an emergency motion to the Letterkenny-Milford District meeting yesterday to discuss the proposed mast in Ramelton.However, he was told that the motion could not be discussed.“The motion is in relation to a current planning application that is before the council,” said Liam Ward, Director of Services. “Any discussion could be determined prejudicial to the consideration of the planning application and should not happen.”An online petition is also underway calling on the council to oppose the development.The public has five weeks to make written submissions on the application to the planning authority.Ramelton mast concerns heighten after planning application is lodged was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Flies Turn on a Dime

first_img51; A fly can turn 180 degrees in one tenth the time it takes you to blink an eye.  Beating their wings 250 times a second, they don’t even have to think about each wing beat, PhysOrg said about studies at Brown University using high-speed cameras and image tracking software.  “[Attila] Bergou discovered that flies rely less on their brains than previously thought and more on the clever design of their wings,” the article said.  “To make a turn, a fly simply twitches a muscle that rolls its shoulder slightly.  The wing does the rest, naturally adjusting over the course of a few beats, tilting by about 9 degrees, and creating drag forces that wheel the insect around.”  The article includes a 32-second video clip that allows you to watch the turn in slow motion.    The U-turn of the fly is much faster than anything man-made can achieve.  A scientist at Harvard is looking enviously at the fly, the article said, for envisioning electrical flying robots that may some day come close to matching the fly’s design specifications.Evolution makes sense when you think in generalities.  When you look at things in detail, and measure what is required to make them function, you start thinking in terms of design specifications.  You want to imitate them.  When you try to imitate them, and find out how hard it is, you become an intelligent design believer.  Darwinian excuses like, “Evolution had a million year head start,” begin to sound like desperate question-begging attempts to hang onto an obsolete dogma that has lost its credibility in the details.(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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