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. WhatsApp UMHL hosts virtual Ceremony of Remembrance for families who have experienced loss Linkedincenter_img Previous articleTV appeal aired in Jeffrey Hannan murder appealNext articleSon of Michael Hartnett to be keynote speaker at festival in Limerick Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print Twitter UL Hospitals Group announces gradual relaxation of access restrictions at maternity hospital UL Hospitals Group & Public Health Mid-West: COVID-19 Precautions ‘Imperative’ As Hospital Services Prioritised for the Most Unwell Patients in Wake of Cyber Attack New app helps University Maternity Hospital Limerick with diabetes in pregnancylast_img read more

Where there’s smoke North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promotes five

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgFive firefighters were promoted in a ceremony held by North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRFR) on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. The special ceremony in the firehouse was attended by firefighters, friends, family, and numerous local and regional officials, including Mayor Nicholas Sacco, who congratulated the honorees and thanked them for their service.Battalion Chief Mark Lorenz, a 25-year firefighter, Captain Alan Williams (15 years), and firefighters James Lisa (15 years), Erik Wilson (12 years), and Richard Gora (19 years) each received a commendation, along with a promotion. Lorenz was promoted to deputy chief. Captain Williams was promoted to battalion chief, and the others were promoted to captain.“North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue is dedicated to saving lives and responding to catastrophic fires in our communities, and for the department to continue offering a high level of service, we must maintain an adequate supervisory staff of experienced fire officers,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, who also serves as chairman of the management board for NHRFR. “Today we are proud to promote these five outstanding individuals and I thank them for their continuing service.”NHRFR is one of the largest regionalized fire departments in the United States, covering the North Hudson towns of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York.As a nationally recognized fire protection unit, NHRFR takes pride in maintaining one of the best response times in the nation.“Deputy Chief Lorenz, Battalion Chief Williams, and Captains Lisa, Wilson and Gora are some of the most dedicated and professional officers I have had the privilege of working with in my career,” said NHRFR Chief Frank Montagne. “They are each very deserving of their promotions and I’m sure they will continue to do excellent work for NHRFR in these new capacities.” ×PROMOTIONS: Firefighters received promotions in a ceremony held by the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRFR): Battalion Chief Mark Lorenz, Captain Alan Williams, and firefighters James Lisa, Erik Wilson, and Richard Gora received commendations along with their promotions. PROMOTIONS: Firefighters received promotions in a ceremony held by the North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue (NHRFR): Battalion Chief Mark Lorenz, Captain Alan Williams, and firefighters James Lisa, Erik Wilson, and Richard Gora received commendations along with their promotions.last_img read more

Tesco and Morrisons take tumble in market share

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_imgSainsbury’s is the only supermarket among the top four retailers to improve its market share in the last 12 weeks, experiencing a 4.6% growth rate year-on-year.Research firm Kantar Worldpanel revealed the latest grocery share figures, for the 12 weeks to 17 February, revealing both Tesco and Asda saw a year-on-year (YOY) decline in market share of 0.4% and 0.1% respectively.Morrisons was reported as the only supermarket retailer to post a sales decline, and dropped 0.6% YOY taking its current total market share to 11.8%.The research firm said the overall results revealed the impact of the first five weeks of the horsemeat scandal, which broke in January.Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “So far the issue has only affected the performance of individual markets rather than where consumers are choosing to shop. For the four weeks ending 17 February, frozen burger sales were down by 43% and frozen ready meals declined by 13%, clearly demonstrating a change in shopping habits.“Tesco’s share has come under pressure during this period, with a drop from 30.1% a year ago to 29.7% now.  It might seem natural to attribute this decline to the horsemeat contamination; however, Tesco undertook heavy promotions this time last year, where consumers received a £5 voucher when they spent £40, and not repeating this offer will have adversely affected its share.”He added that Waitrose and Aldi delivered all-time record shares during the period of 4.8% and 3.3% respectively, indicating a market polarisation and the continuation of the ‘two nations’ consumer climate.Iceland also reported a 10.1% record growth, which Garner said confirmed the frozen food category as a whole remained robust.Grocery inflation stood at 4.3% for the 12-week period to 17 February, which Kantar Worldpanel said remained higher than the market growth of 3.7% and reflected shoppers’ coping strategies of switching products and retailers and seeking out offers.last_img read more

Does legalization increase teen marijuana use? A case of dueling studies

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgA study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics contradicts one published last month in the American Journal of Public Health. Both studies used data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted every other year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The newer study analyzed YRBS data from 1993 to 2017. It finds that the eleven states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use are associated with an 8 percent decreasein the odds of past-month adolescent marijuana use and a 9 percent decrease in the odds of frequent marijuana use (10 or more times in the past month).These findings directly contradict last month’s study which finds a 10-fold increase in past-month adolescent marijuana use over roughly the same time. This researcher analyzed YRBS data from 1991 to 2017.What are we to make of such a jarring contradiction?Following the old adage “when in doubt, ask,” we’ve decided to write the authors of both studies and ask them to explain how their analyses of the same survey over nearly the same time could result in such different outcomes. We will publish their explanations in a future issue of The Marijuana Report as soon as we hear from them. Stay tuned.Read JAMA Pediatrics article here. Read American Journal of Public Health abstract here.The Marijuana Report Pediatrics study doesn’t provide enough data to support its findingsLast week, The Marijuana Report covered two studies: “Association of Marijuana Laws with Teen Marijuana Use” published last week in JAMA Pediatrics and “Trends in Single, Dual, and Poly Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Marijuana Among US High-School Students: 1991-2017” published last month in the American Journal of Public Health.The JAMA study found no evidence that medical marijuana laws increased adolescent marijuana use but did find evidence that legalizing the drug for recreational use may decrease past-month and more frequent adolescent marijuana use by 8% and 9%, respectively. The public health study found a 10-fold increase in teen marijuana use, using data from the same survey – the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) – over nearly the same period (JAMA: 1993-2017; Public Health: 1991-2017). The YRBS Survey collects data in the spring every other year.The studies seemed contradictory to us. We wrote to their authors asking for clarification. Here’s what they said:Author of the American Journal of Public Health study, Hongying (Daisy) Dai, PhD: “Our study focused on marijuana use patterns. We provided discussions in the article. Hope this helps.”Lead author of the JAMA Pediatrics study, Mark Anderson, PhD: “Our study is interested in estimating the effects of policies, while the other is interested in documenting trends. I do not see how the two are comparable. They ask fundamentally different questions, using entirely different methods.”In their study, Dr. Anderson and his colleagues say without identifying them that “7 states contributed data to the YRBS before and after RML [recreational marijuana law] adoption.” They later note the odds of recreational legalization decreasing adolescent marijuana use is consistent “with the argument that it is more difficult for teenagers to obtain marijuana as drug dealers are replaced by licensed dispensaries that require proof of age.”But if licensed dispensary sales, rather than the year states legalized marijuana for recreational use, are the criteria used in this study, only four states fall within its time frame.Colorado and Washington State legalized recreational marijuana November 2012. Licensed retail sales began in the former January 2014, the latter July 2014.Alaska and Oregon legalized recreational marijuana November 2014. Licensed recreational sales began in Alaska February 2016 and in Oregon via medical marijuana dispensaries October 2015 until January 2017, when licensed recreational sales began.These are the only states that licensed recreational marijuana sales before the YRBS study ended in 2017.Although the District of Columbia and Maine legalized recreational marijuana in November 2014 and 2016 respectively, and Vermont did so in 2018, none allow licensed recreational sales. (Maine’s governor just signed a new bill that will allow licensed sales as of March 2020.)California, Massachusetts, and Nevada legalized recreational marijuana in 2016 but licensed retail sales began after 2017, the end point of the YRBS study.Michigan legalized recreational marijuana in 2018 as did Illinois in 2019.Dr. Anderson told CNN, “Because many recreational marijuana laws have been passed so recently, we do observe limited post-treatment data for some of these states. In a few years, it would make sense to update our estimates as more data become available.”With only four states inaugurating recreational marijuana sales before the YRBS study closed, we agree.Read Dr. Anderson and colleagues’ study here. Read abstract of Dr. Dai’s study here. read more

Citrus County Sheriff Hits, Kills Pedestrian, No Charges Filed

Posted On Sep 20 2020 by

first_imgA Florida sheriff is shaken up after he strikes and kills a pedestrian crossing the street in front of his unmarked patrol car. The sheriff was not en-route to a scene at the time of the accident.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving an unmarked 2017 Chevy Tahoe SUV northbound on US 19 just after 9 p.m., south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when he struck a man. The pedestrian was apparently trying to cross the street and walked into the path of the sheriff’s vehicle.The pedestrian died at the scene. The sheriff was not injured and there are no charges pending, according to the report.Prendergast has served as Citrus County sheriff since being elected to the post in November 2016.last_img read more

‘I want to see Klopp at Bayern’ – Beckenbauer

Posted On Aug 13 2020 by

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Berlin, Germany | AFP | German football legend Franz Beckenbauer said Monday that he wants to see Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp in the Bayern Munich dugout.As Germany celebrated Klopp’s success in last Saturday’s Champions League final, Beckenbauer told Bild newspaper that he was desperate to see the former Dortmund coach join Bundesliga champions Bayern.“I want nothing more than to see Klopp come to Bayern one day, it would be a good fit,” said the 73-year-old, who won five German titles with Bayern as a player and a coach.Klopp’s first Champions League title was met with widespread celebration in the German sports media.On Monday, Kicker magazine carried the headline “King Klopp” on its front page, and described the Liverpool manager as “the face of German football”.Beckenbauer echoed those sentiments in an interview with Bild, calling Klopp “one of the best coaches in the world”. “Juergen brought a new type of football to Germany… what he began in Dortmund, he has refined in Liverpool.”Liverpool are reportedly looking to extend Klopp’s contract, which currently runs until 2022.Yet Beckenbauer questioned whether 51-year-old would stay on Merseyside in the long term.“I think that a job in England robs you of energy. As a manager in the Premier League, you have more responsibility than as a coach in the Bundesliga,” he told Bild.“With the two cup competitions and the slightly larger league, the amount of games is considerably higher than it is in Germany.”center_img FILE PHOTO: Jurgen Klopplast_img read more

ICC still ready to pay USD 390m, BCCI wants USD 450m

Posted On Nov 19 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI) With Indias Champions Trophy participation in doubt, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is still willing to pay the BCCI USD 100 million more than the original share from the revamped revenue model. According to a senior BCCI official present in Dubai, the ICC has not yet withdrawn its offer of USD 390 million — nearly 100 million more than the original USD 293 million. The offer, which came from ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, was originally rejected by the BCCI. “We have told them (ICC) that we will place their offer before the BCCIs General Body and get back to them. ICC officials have in fact told us that if we agree to USD 390 million, they will get it ratified at a Board Meeting in May,” a senior BCCI office-bearer told PTI today. However, some of the other officials present in Dubai feel that the final offer should be USD 450 million with no change in governance structure. “In fact, Amitabh told the members that if you can climb up to USD 450 million, I can take the offer back to my Board and convince them. But Shashank Manohar was in no mood to budge,” the source said It is expected that many of the 30 voting members of BCCI, at its upcoming SGM, will be overwhelmingly voting in favour of a pull-out from Champions Trophy. “At this point pullout is an option. The middle path is if they are ready to go up to USD 450 million since they were initially ready to pay USD 390. Also no change in governance structure,” he reiterated. The BCCI was outvoted 1-13 at ICC Board Meet where Manohars formula of abolishing the Big Three model was accepted. BCCIs earlier share of USD 571 million was curtailed to USD 293 million with Australia not losing out on anything and Englands loss being minimal. The BCCI is also eagerly waiting to know the stance of Star Sports, which has given ICC a huge broadcast deal for the Champions Trophy. “Will Star Sports give them the same deal that they would give if Virat Kohli vs Mohammed Aamir or Mitchell Starc vs MS Dhoni contest doesnt take place?” the official questioned. A cursory glance at the earlier model would tell why Australia and England, other proponents of Big Three model, ditched India. The earlier model was getting Cricket Australia USD 131.25 million and the new model gives them an additional 0.75 million. CA had no reason to stall the ICC move. England are losing out on USD 40 million in the new deal while all others nations (Test playing) stand to gain significantly. There was no reason for them to vote alongside India opposing the resolution. The setback at ICC has also triggered a blame-game with Committee of Administrators claiming that they had advised BCCI to accept the ICCs offer. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisementlast_img read more

Cabinet Ministers spending rules relaxed

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img Recommended for you MPs say they know nothing about pay raise Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 02 Mar 2016 – It appears the Chief Financial Officer will remain on in the Turks and Caicos despite that UK bail-out loan being retired; previous information was that the CFO was only to stay on in government up to 2016. From the Cabinet minutes issued today though, we learn that the Governor not only approved for monies allotted to Development Fund commitments to now be able to be carried over to the new financial year, but that spending up to $75,000 by Government Ministries or Cabinet Ministers would no longer have to be pre-approved by the UK-appointed Chief Financial Officer. The Cabinet notes say specifically that the Governor approves amendments, “to raise the threshold for expenditure requiring approval by the Chief Financial Officer from $10,000 to $75,000.” Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job CFO SHOULD GO; CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW REPORT REVEALS Related Items:Cabinet Ministers, cfo, spending Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

San Diego breweries are teaming up to help Camp Fire victims

Posted On Sep 17 2019 by

first_img KUSI Newsroom November 28, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO- The beer company Sierra Nevada is brewing up something special for the victims of the Camp Fire.  Sierra Nevada will be brewing a special beer, Resilience Butte County Proud IPA,  and will be donating 100% of beer sales to the official relief fund.The founder, Ken Grossman, is calling on other breweries to do the same and to help those efforts, multiple malt, hop and yeast suppliers are donating ingredients.The following San Diego breweries have signed on to the cause:AleSmithBallast PointBarrel HarborBelching BeaverBenchmarkBitter BrothersBlack PlagueBurgeonCoronadoFall BrewingFourpenny HouseGreen FlashHalf Door BrewingHome Brewing Co.Karl StraussMike HessMikkeller San DiegoModern TimesPapa Marce’s CerveceriaPoor HouseRock Bottom La JollaRouleurSaint ArcherSan Diego Brewing Co.SavagewoodSecond ChanceSocieteStone Liberty StationWhite LabsResilience Butte County Proud IPA will be available in late December.To learn more, click here. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending, Wildfires FacebookTwittercenter_img Updated: 7:36 PM Posted: November 28, 2018 San Diego breweries are teaming up to help Camp Fire victimslast_img read more

Central Texas Seeks to Limit Incompatible Development outside Ft Hood

Posted On Sep 13 2019 by

first_imgMore than 100 defense communities have conducted a joint land use study (JLUS) to limit incompatible development outside neighboring installations, and now central Texas will launch its own to ensure training and testing activities at Fort Hood are not jeopardized by future encroachment.The 13-month study, funded by a $262,000 grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, could start next month, reports the Killeen Daily Herald.“We’re doing it on behalf of all central Texas communities that are impacted by Fort Hood,” said Killeen City Manager Glenn Morrison. Killeen, the study’s sponsor, is providing a 10 percent match through in-kind staff work.The post is the only Army installation with a warfighting corps or division headquarters that does not have a completed JLUS. And while Killeen officials say the community does not have any “known encroachment issues,” concerns about residential development on most sides of Fort Hood have been raised. Air quality and light and glare that could affect nighttime training are other concerns the study is expected to address.“I am very aware of the necessity to ensure that future development in Central Texas does not create an encroachment issue and remains compatible with the very important mission of Fort Hood. All of the communities around Fort Hood will be affected by the growth along the [Interstate 35] corridor,” said Bill Parry, the former executive director of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance.Brian Dosa, Fort Hood’s director of public works, told the Herald the study is “very important” to the post.“It will address several issues that affect the future viability and growth of Fort Hood, including encroachment, effects of projected population growth, natural resources (water, power), transportation and potential impacts on training,” Dosa said.For Parry, who now is the city manager for Gatesville, the study will support the city’s effort to update its long-range comprehensive plan. He expects the JLUS will help identify areas where future development potentially could be incompatible with Fort Hood’s mission.“The JLUS actually provides an impetus for our comprehensive planning process — both will inform the other if we do this correctly,” Parry said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more