New Medical Social Work walk in clinic opens in Limerick

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgUL Hospitals Group visiting ban extended to March 29 NewsHealthNew Medical Social Work walk in clinic opens in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 27, 2018 5321 Advertisement Facebook TAGSEnnis hospitalMedical Social Work walk-in clinicMedical social workerUL Hospitals GroupUniversity Maternity Hospital Limerick Updated Statement UL Hospitals Group Cyber Attack and Cancellations Anne Hegarty, Head of Medical Social Work Services, UL Hospitals Group; Eimear Smalle, Medical Social Worker; Miriam Nolan CMM2, Antenatal Clinic and Ciara Lawlor, Medical Social Worker at the new Medical Social Work Walk-In Clinic at UMHLA NEW Medical Social Work (MSW) Walk-In Clinic has opened at University Maternity Hospital Limerick to provide a more responsive and accessible service to women and their families.The Walk-In Clinic will initially run in parallel with the Monday morning Ante-Natal Clinic (9am to 1pm) and the service at UMHL will expand following the appointment of an additional Medical Social Worker later this year.A second Walk-In Clinic will  shortly open in Ennis Hospital  to correspond with the Wednesday afternoon (1pm to 4pm) Ante-Natal Clinic there. This will improve access for women in County Clare who heretofore have been referred from the Ennis Ante-Natal Clinic to the Medical Social Work service at UMHL.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Until now, women or their families seeking the support of Medical Social Work within UL Hospitals Group have been referred by a healthcare professional. Last year, there were  510 new referrals from UMHL to the Medical Social Worker . There can be as many as 130 open cases relating to UMHL patients at any one time.“Referrals are made by midwives in the Ante-Natal Clinic, Neo Natal Unit and Post Natal Wards. The difference with the new Walk-In Clinic is that it allows the woman herself or her family member or partner to come directly to our door for whatever inquiry they wish to find an answer to,” explained Anne Hegarty, Head of Medical Social Work Services, UL Hospitals Group.At the new Medical Social Work Walk-In Clinic at the Antenatal Clinic, UMHL, were Ciara Lawlor, Medical Social Worker; Eimear Smalle, Medical Social Worker; Miriam Nolan CMM2, Antenatal Clinic; and Anne Hegarty, Head of Medical Social Work Services, ULHG“In this fashion, we are removing that obstacle of having to go through a professional to access our service. It is about empowerment and we are encouraging women to self-refer for whatever reason or query they may have. Working alongside  women to support her wellbeing throughout her pregnancy is key to positive parenting and family health.”Eimear Smalle, Medical Social Worker, UMHL, said the queries were various in nature.“It could be for example a woman who is concerned about how to manage when she already has children at home. There could be financial worries; family support issues; issues around homelessness; issues around separation or domestic violence; feelings of anxiety, depression. We are available to answer any of those queries or to signpost them in having them answered by other agencies,” said Ms Smalle.The Walk-In Clinic will make available information from other relevant agencies and support groups such as the HSE community services, Primary Care, Community Mothers/Teen Parent Support, Barnardos, ClareCare, ABC Startright, Citizens Advice, MABS, legal services etc.The new clinic coincides with the continuing development of the Perinatal Mental Health Service at UMHL but it is open to all women and their relatives.“It is about breaking down barriers and is open to all to call in,” said Ciara Lawlor, Medical Social Worker, UL Hospitals Group.“We are located right here beside the Ante-Natal Clinic so very visible in that regard to patients and to staff. It is about making the service more accessible to them; so that women can see for themselves what supports are there for them if they want to share a concern.”Welcoming the new service, Dr Naro Imcha, Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist, said “At UMHL, we are closely interacting with patients to identify bottlenecks and to streamline the patient journey. The MSW Walk-In Clinic is an example of the many simple but impactful changes that are patient-centred.“This Clinic brings a multidisciplinary team together at one location so that a care plan can be quickly developed with all their inputs.” Dr Imcha concluded.More about health here. 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My food & drink job: Lowri Allen, account executive, Pudology

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_imgName: Lowri AllenAge: 21Job title: Account executive Company & location: Pudology, South WalesEducation: BSC management (specialising in marketing) at the University of Manchester Why did you decide to go for a career in food? I always wanted to work in a fast-paced and exciting industry. At university one of my courses was on retail marketing. I was surprised at how much hard work, extensive planning and implementation is involved in launching a product into a supermarket. I never imagined that six months later I’d have first-hand experience working alongside successful entrepreneurs. Pudology approached me and as soon as I met the people and saw the passion for what they do, I knew the food sector was for me.Explain your job to us in a sentence (or two): My role includes a bit of everything, which is ideal as I want to be exposed to all sides of business. I’ve been involved in marketing, manufacturing, new business development, and product development. Although it is extremely busy, I love it!What does a typical day look like for you? A lot of people say ‘no two days are the same’ but they really are not! One day I could be traveling to Newcastle or Leeds for meetings, the next I could be in the office making social media content and chatting to potential brand influencers, or analysing our sales reports from retailers. Pudology is a small business, but we accomplish so much in a week.Tell us about how you went about applying for your job. I began applying for jobs during my university exams. I had a few interviews, but I didn’t get that good feeling I was hoping to find. Then Gareth Hobbs, MD at Visionary Group, contacted me and said he and Pudology founder Lucy [Wager] were looking to hire someone to join the team. We had a very informal chat about what I was looking for, what my skills were etc, and then I received an email to come in for a meeting in the office. With that, I was asked to do a presentation to describe how I would execute taking a new food product to the market. The team really put me at ease. I had that great feeling and knew it was somewhere I would enjoy working and would totally love it. After that Gareth and Lucy rang me and offered me the job. I was over the moon, and that day I found out I got a first in my degree. A good day all round!“The tools we pick up at university and our second nature knowledge of social media are brilliant for organisations”What’s the best part about working for a food company? One great thing about working for Pudology is that there is always something happening, whether it’s a new trend or a new customer, especially in the free-from market – it’s growing so fast. But the best thing is the free puddings of course!And what’s the biggest misconception people have about working in food & drink? It is so varied, fast-paced and intense but I don’t think people realise this. I am still only learning about all the many different roles there are in the food and drink industry and the wealth of opportunity there is. I was shocked at how little I had heard or seen about it considering it is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry. My family have all commented how they never knew there was so much going on behind the scenes of food brands.What advice would you give to other young people looking to get into the industry? Be open to every opportunity you get. When you are young it is easy to feel intimidated because of your age or lack of experience but the tools we pick up at university and our second nature knowledge of social media are actually brilliant for organisations. As long as you work hard, gain experience and throw yourself into every situation, then eventually you will gain a lot more confidence.What’s your ultimate career dream? The way we work at Pudology is great. We all have amazing relationships with Lucy, which generates a contagious, positive energy. This creates a less stressful atmosphere and makes it a really enjoyable place to work. I would love to start and run my own business in this way one day.Interested in finding out more about food & drink careers? Check out The Grocer Jobs for the latest vacancieslast_img read more