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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US import safety panel calls for risk-based monitoring

first_img Mike Leavitt, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), led the investigation and presented the report to the president on Sep 10. In a letter that accompanied the report, Leavitt wrote that the United States must shift from a “snapshot” approach of stopping unsafe products at the border to a “video” model that identifies critical points in an imported product’s life cycle. Because state and federal agencies don’t use integrated information-sharing systems, crucial information on imports is sometimes missed, the report says. For example, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) import inspection data system is not connected to the system used by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Jun 28 CIDRAP News story “Drugs in Chinese seafood trigger FDA import ban” Sep 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A cabinet-level working group assigned by President Bush in July to explore import safety issues issued its initial report recently, suggesting a risk-based monitoring strategy and calling on government agencies to use technology to improve collaboration on import-related activities. Bush’s actions were prompted by several recent product safety problems that surfaced over the summer and involved Chinese imports. Food-related incidents involved melamine-contaminated wheat gluten that was used in animal and fish feed, and seafood that contained residues of unauthorized veterinary drugs. See also: Another challenge that government officials need to address is companies and individuals that circumvent US restrictions on certain imports. For example, the working group found that in 2006 CBP intercepted 45 containers of chicken, chicken parts, and other meat products that were smuggled into the country as frozen seafood. Leavitt said in his letter that over the next several weeks the working group will gather comments and recommendations from the public. In mid November the group will follow up with an action plan that will contain several short- and long-term recommendations. “Such a risk-based, prevention-focused model will help ensure that safety is built into products before they reach our borders,” Leavitt wrote. “This lack of connectivity between CBP and USDA systems has created the possibility, which is now being addressed, for imported products to enter domestic commerce without being inspected in accordance with federal requirements,” the report states. Jul 20 CIDRAP News story “FAO, WHO urge vigilance in light of recent food scares”last_img read more

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Leicester look to extend lead at the top

first_imgThat kicks off at 1.30pm.At the same time, Liverpool will be full of confidence ahead of their trip to Bournemouth.It’s after the Reds epic Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.At 4pm, Arsenal will be aiming to move up to third place with a win over London rivals Crystal Palace at the Emirates. The Foxes go in to the game at the King Power Stadium with a seven-point lead at the top of the table.It’s after five successive victories without conceding a goal.Manager Claudio Ranieri is delighted with their defensive strength.last_img

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