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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Martin O’Neill won’t allow Republic of Ireland to sit on away-goals advantage

first_img Asked about his pride should his team complete the job, O’Neill said: “My pride in the side has been there from the start. I think the players have wanted to play. “There was a feeling beforehand that some players just weren’t that bothered about playing for their country – I haven’t witnessed it and I haven’t experienced it in the two years that I’ve been here. “Obviously, it would be terrific if we could do it, but I have to be very, very mindful of the fact that we are a long way away from doing that. “We have to put things into perspective: Bosnia are capable of scoring, they could wipe that advantage, that away goal that we have within minutes of the game, and then suddenly they are on the front foot. “If we think that we can keep them out for 90 minutes and camp ourselves just outside our own penalty area, that would be a recipe for disaster. “We have to consider being really on the front foot, genuinely, and going and trying to win this game, and that’s it. “If you’d thought that we’d have to win in the Aviva for the final time, you probably would have taken that.” O’Neill will go into the game with Jonathan Walters available after suspension. John O’Shea, who was also banned for the first leg, and Shane Long trained in Abbotstown on Sunday morning as they continue their respective recoveries from hamstring and foot injuries. Martin O’Neill has warned the Republic of Ireland that relying on their away goal against Bosnia-Herzegovina to secure a ticket to the Euro 2016 finals would be “a recipe for disaster”. Press Association For the likes of 34-year-old O’Shea and skipper Robbie Keane, who is a year older, it could prove to be their final appearance in an Ireland shirt if they do not make the finals, but there will be no room for sentiment in the manager’s team selection. O’Neill said: “That’s called tough luck, just tough luck. I’m not going to put players in because it might be their last international game. “I’ll put them in hopefully on merit and hopefully the experience that they have garnered over the last 10 or 12 or 15 years could stand us in a bit of decent stead. That would be the reason. “I think the motivation is there. If we are beaten here, it won’t be through lack of trying. We might lack a few things in our side, but a bit of strength of character I think is there.” Long, who has not played any football since limping off in Poland on October 11, could prove vital with Daryl Murphy, who started in Zenica, sitting out training on Sunday with a calf injury, although O’Neill confirmed that was purely precautionary. However, the Ireland boss will have to come up with a team which strikes the right balance between potency in attack and solidity at the back with right-winger Edin Visca a particular focus following his eye-catching display at the Bilino Polje Stadium. He said: “They raid down the right-hand side because they’ve got a very, very fine right winger. What they want to do is try to get it out to the little lad, who is exceptionally talented. “I think he could cause problems to anybody.” The Republic returned from Zenica on Friday night with a 1-1 draw having come within three minutes of a victory which might have made their task in the second leg at the Aviva Stadium on Monday slightly more straightforward. They nevertheless enjoy a marginal advantage having scored in Bosnia, although their 63-year-old manager has insisted they cannot afford to play for the 0-0 draw which would guarantee a trip to France along with England, Northern Ireland and Wales next summer. last_img read more

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Trump slams Rep. Tlaib after press conference on Israel ban

first_imgOn Tuesday, Trump reiterated his claims that Tlaib “hates Israel and all Jewish people,” and called her an “anti-Semite.”The president has repeatedly criticized “Squad Members” Rep. Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for their anti-Israel rhetoric.Last week, the Democrat lawmakers were denied entry to Israel because of their support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against the country.Trump was accused of pressuring Israel into the decision after suggesting Israel would look “weak” if it allowed the Congresswomen to enter.Tlaib, who is Palestinian American and an outspoken Trump critic, later requested and was granted a waiver to visit her grandmother in the West Bank.However, she reversed course a day later and announced she would not go.Reps. Tlaib and Omar held a joint press conference on Monday denouncing Israel’s decision.Tlaib teared up as she spoke about growing up in Israel and recounting her family’s experiences.“As a young girl visiting Palestine to visit my family I watched as my mother had to go through dehumanizing checkpoints even though she was a United States citizen and proud American,” Tlaib said, becoming emotional.Omar also suggested that lawmakers reconsider the annual U.S. aid allocated to Israel after they were prohibited from entering.Trump’s tweets on Tuesday came after coverage of the press conference played out on Fox News throughout the morning.It is the latest in his ongoing feud with Democrat lawmakers known as ‘The Squad.’Related content:President Trump v. The Squad – ‘If you hate our country, you can leave’ President Trump slammed Rep. Rashida Tlaib via Twitter Tuesday after a press conference where she emotionally criticized Israel over its decision to ban her from entering the country last week.Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019last_img read more

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Shafer arrives in Chicago for NCAA investigation, per report

first_imgSyracuse head football coach Scott Shafer joined a contingent of Syracuse officials in Chicago on Thursday morning for a hearing on potential NCAA violations committed by the university, according to a report by The Post-Standard.The hearing, which will play out over Thursday and Friday, will determine whether or not SU violated NCAA rules and a ruling is expected within 30-60 days. The Syracuse football and men’s basketball teams are under investigation, according to multiple reports.Current and former Syracuse officials have been interviewed about issues in academics, benefits to athletes and drug policy failures, according to The Post-Standard.SU basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and his associate head coach Mike Hopkins were also invited to the hearing as were at least four former employees of SU’s academic support system for athletes, according to The Post-Standard. Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford confirmed at Wednesday’s men’s basketball media day that the conference would be sending a representative to the hearing.Shafer entered the Chicago Hilton at around 8:45 a.m., according to The Post-Standard. His weekly Thursday press conference in Manley Field House’s Iocolano-Petty Football Wing auditorium was rescheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8:11 a.m. on Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s senior vice president for public affairs, Kevin Quinn, was also seen at the hotel, according to The Post-Standard. Published on October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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