Advertisement Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Another starting date for Castleconnell works Email Facebook Print NewsLimerick Council wants St John’s emergency department reopenedBy Alan Jacques – January 19, 2018 3144 IT is time to reopen the emergency department at St John’s Hospital to service Limerick inner city.That’s according to Fianna Fail councillor Kieran O’Hanlon who was speaking on the health crisis at this month’s Metropolitan District meeting in City Hall. The former mayor called for emergency department services at St John’s Hospital to be made available to the people of Limerick “24/7”.“University Hospital Limerick cannot cope with the numbers going in there. St John’s was always an excellent hospital and needs to be made available,” Cllr O’Hanlon told the council executive this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has to be accountability locally for the running of hospitals. The closing of Barrington’s and St John’s for emergency cases was a tragedy in my opinion.”Solidarity councillor Cian Prendiville had a notice of motion before the Council calling them to write to Health Minister Simon Harris TD, urging him to re-open 1,500 beds cut from hospitals over the last decade. The City North representative believes the health crisis, “while an emergency, is no accident”.“This is a solvable crisis that did not fall out of the sky. If a crisis continues too long it is not a crisis, it is a policy. This is a policy to drive down public health services. What we need is a fundamentally democratic health service,” Cllr Prendiville said.Fine Gael councillor Michael Hourigan claimed the government were throwing money at the problem and said that A&E issue has been an issue “as long as I’m around”.“There is no doubt about the commitment of the Minister to resolve this. The will is there. It is not for the want of money or investment,” he told councillors.Sinn Fein councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh suggested that Mary Harney, the new chancellor of University of Limerick and former Health Minister, be invited to City Hall to explain why “she failed to do anything”.“It is the same attitude towards health. The private sector is well looked after,” Cllr O’Ceallaigh commented.Independent councillor John Gilligan pointed out that not a single person is on a trolley at Blackrock Clinic. “If you can afford healthcare”, he told council members, “You’ll get it”.“Nothing will change while we continue to prop that up. They are playing with people’s lives and that’s wrong. Our health system has been politicised.“How can you cut off a third of the system and expect things to be better? But they did do something, they changed the name of the Regional to UL Hospital,” he stated.by Alan [email protected] Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Connell Street rejuvenation plan hit by delays TAGSCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Kieran O’HanlonCllr Michael HouriganCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighFianna FáilFine GaelHealth Minister Simon HarrislimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn FeinSolidarityst johns hospital WhatsApp Alleyway to be closed due to anti-social behaviour Previous articleParticipation in Limerick’s RDS science fair reaches record highNext articleArt arrives at Limerick. Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Linkedin Sinn Féin’s Séighin Ó Ceallaigh raises Incinerator with EPA
Related posts:No related photos. United Utilities hopes a partnership deal brokered with five unions will aidbusiness and prepare it for the EC Information and Consultation Directive. The water and electricity services company has signed an agreement with fivetrade unions to provide a basis for collective bargaining on behalf of all its4,200 employees in service delivery, the company’s operational business. Nick Rowe, head of human resources, said the company realises it needs towork closely with employees and unions and this would not be possible withoutan agreement. “It makes business change and working together easier,” he said.”With ad hoc agreements you can’t move quickly enough.” The deal was developed over the past 12 months, with advice from Acas. From March 2005 the EC Information and Consultation Directive will giveemployees the right to be informed and consulted on major business issues suchas redundancies and restructuring. The directive is likely to have a radical effect on the way UK employersmanage and communicate with their workforces. Rowe said having a partnership agreement in place will help the companyfulfil its obligations under the directive. The unions signed up to the deal are: Unison, Amicus, GMB, T&G andProspect. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Utilities group in five union deal on staff consultationOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today
A Code Blue advisory is issued when frigid weather poses a danger to the homeless population. The Cape May County Office of Emergency Management has declared a “Code Blue” severe weather advisory that extends from Sunday 6 p.m. to Wednesday 6 a.m. for all municipalities.A Code Blue advisory is issued when the temperature falls to the freezing mark or lower, posing a danger to the county’s homeless population.Temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 30 degrees Sunday night, 28 on Monday night and 29 on Tuesday night, according to the weather forecast.People needing shelter during the frigid weather should call the Cape May County Division of Social Services at (609) 886-6200, ext. 2434, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 2-1-1 after 4:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays.Additional information regarding Code Blue conditions can be found on the Cape May County Social Services website at www.cmcbss.com.
Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has opened today in South Kensington, London. It is the brainchild of top pastry chef Joakim Prat and ‘brings a contemporary twist to a classic French speciality’. The core range will be joined by changing specials that showcase different flavours and visuals.It will offer a range of éclairs, choux and chouquettes, which are empty choux pastry casings traditionally eaten in France for a snack or breakfast.While primarily a patisserie, Maître Choux will also offer seating for a few customers where they can eat and drink quality teas, coffees or hot chocolate.Prat has previously held the position of Joël Robuchon’s head pastry chef at L’Atelier, before moving on to Mayfair’s The Greenhouse. He held the same position at Can Fabes in Barcelona, meaning that Maître Choux will be the only pastry shop in the UK with a three-Michelin star chef at the helm, it claimed.The patisserie will open from 7.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 7pm on Saturday.
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