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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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


Press release: Northern Powerhouse goods exports on the rise

Posted On Apr 20 2021 by

first_img Office address and general enquiries Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg Exports from the Northern Powerhouse region have increased by 16.1% since 2010 (exports have increased from £12.8 billion in Q2 2010 to £14.9 billion in Q2 2018). Latest Q2 data for 2018 shows a quarter on quarter rise of 2.7% in exports from the region. Since Q2 2015, exports of goods have increased by 5.9%. Northern Powerhouse in a position of ‘strength’, says Northern Powerhouse Minister. Social media – MHCLG Yesterday’s figures from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs show the European Union is the biggest destination for northern exports, followed by Asia & Oceania.Paul Harris, Director of Economic Development, Rolls-Royce, said: Official figures released yesterday (6 September 2018) show that the demand for goods made in the Northern Powerhouse has grown by 3.5% over the last year, and 16.1% since 2010.Steady year on year and quarter on quarter growth in exports from the Northern Powerhouse shows the strength of the northern economy as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union next March.The combined value of all goods in Q2 2018 was £14.9 billion, £2.1 billion more than the same time in 2010.Also, the value of goods on the quarter in 2018 rose from £14.5 billion in Q1 to £14.9 billion in Q2.The figures also show that exports from across the Northern Powerhouse rose by £497million from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018.Machinery and transport, chemicals and manufactured goods are the biggest exports from the Northern Powerhouse regions – worth a combined total of £11.2 billion.Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP, said: It’s positive to see that there has been a rise in trade and exports in the Northern Powerhouse. Rolls-Royce employs 25,000 people in the UK, accounts for 0.7% of UK GDP and 2% of all UK goods exports. Trading internationally is vital to our global business and 80% of what we manufacture in the UK is exported around the world. With sites in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber, Rolls-Royce has a significant impact on the Northern economy employing around 2,000 people, supporting more than 25,000 jobs and spending more than £500 million with supply chain businesses. Recent investments of over £160 million to modernise facilities in Barnoldswick, Lancashire and £130 million on a state of the art discs facility in Washington, Tyne & Wear demonstrates our commitment to the North and we are also committed to working with the government as Northern Powerhouse partners. If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000center_img 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Contact form https://forms.communit… These figures show that the Northern Powerhouse is delivering for exporters across the whole of the North of England. As we prepare for Brexit, the exporters of the North are rising to the challenge. These figures prove that the feeling of optimism about our growing Northern economy I witnessed this summer as part of my tour of the North is real and creating jobs, wealth and growth across the region. View the full UK regional trade statistics Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Media enquiries Email [email protected]last_img read more


OKEA assumes Draugen operatorship as Shell exits

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas company OKEA has completed the acquisition of a package of Shell’s interests on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and is now taking over the operator role on one of the fields. Draugen; Source: Wiki Commons – Author: Sven Mandel – under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license Shell’s Norwegian entity, A/S Norske Shell, last June reached an agreement with OKEA to sell its entire 44.56% interest in Draugen field and 12% interest in Gjøa in Norway for NOK 4.5 billion ($525M).The acquisition also included the office building “Råket” in Kristiansund, Norway.The Norwegian authorities gave the green light for Shell’s proposed sale to OKEA in early November.Shell said on Friday that, with the deal completion, the company is exiting its 44.56% operated interest in the Draugen field and 12% non-operated interest in the Gjøa field, representing approximately 14% of A/S Norske Shell’s total production in 2017.In a separate statement on Friday, OKEA said it will assume operatorship of the Draugen field effective from November 30, 2018. As part of this transaction, 153 employees will transfer from Shell to OKEA.OKEA’s CEO, Erik Haugane, said: “We are very pleased with the work that we have accomplished with Shell since the signing of the agreement on 20 June 2018. Thanks to our comprehensive and dedicated work together, we are able to close this transaction on schedule. This is the beginning of a new chapter for OKEA, as operator of one of the most prestigious fields on the NCS.”Rich Denny, Managing Director of A/S Norske Shell, said: “Today’s deal completion was achieved despite a tight timeline from the sales and purchase agreement in June 2018. It was made possible by good collaboration between Shell and OKEA and with constructive dialogue with the Norwegian Authorities.”This deal was part of Shell’s global $30 billion divestment program.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more


Drivers in six IMCA divisions earn awards from KSE

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_img“The combination of quality products and additional gift certificates really positions this KSE program in high regard among IMCA racers,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We have worked with KSE for such a long time we’ve transitioned from one generation to another at both KSE and IMCA, and it is something we are very proud of.” WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – An awards program expanded last year continues this season as KSE Racing Products gives a combination of product and product certificates to drivers in six IMCA divisions. Now in its 42nd year in the high performance parts business and 24th as an IMCA sponsor, the White House, Tenn., manufacturer gives those awards to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car competitors, and for a second consecutive season to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod drivers.  “KSE is definitely excited for 2020 as we feel grassroots racing in America is thriving and with our great team here, our dedication to developing high performance circle track products is as strong as it’s ever been. We’re grateful for being able to work in this sport with such great people and are very proud to continue our long-standing partnership with IMCA and their racing divisions,” said Dan Korrect, vice president and product engineer at KSE.   Modified regional rookies of the year get 700 Series steering boxes; 700 Series steering boxes go to Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod rookies of the year. Information about KSE products is available at the www.kse-racing.com website, by calling 615 672-5117 or by follow­ing the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  One hundred dollar product certificates will be awarded designated Modified, Late Model, Sprint Car, Stock Car and SportMod specials. The Modified national champion receives a KSE TandemX power steering/fuel pump. Second through fifth place fin­ishers in the national standings receive $200 product certificates while sixth through 10th place driv­ers get $100 product certificates.  The RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion receives a Gen2 power steering gear while second through 10th place drivers in national standings for the division get $100 product certificates. last_img read more


Jamal Custis emerges as top threat via ‘alien takeover’

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Published on September 3, 2018 at 10:14 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44 Comments KALAMAZOO, Mich. — After a facemask gifted Syracuse a first down at the Western Michigan 21-yard line, Eric Dungey’s pass looked like it had been thrown too far behind. But as the receiver looked for the ball on his five-yard out route, it wasn’t too far. Not on Jamal Custis’ career night.The redshirt senior stretched his left arm behind him and snagged the ball with one hand. With possession, Custis side stepped past a dividing defender and dashed 21 yards to the endzone.“Probably my greatest catch in my life,” Custis said. “To be honest, like, I didn’t even realize I caught it with one hand, people were telling me that once I got to the sideline.”Following his six receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns, Custis responded to a number of family and friends on Twitter who shared his catch. He even appeared as the top play on Sportscenter’s Top 10.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEntering the game, Custis had tallied 142 yards and two touchdowns on 13 receptions through three seasons. Still, the 6-foot-5 target was one of the names in the conversation this offseason when discussing who would replace Ervin Phillips and Steve Ishmael at the wideout spots. In Syracuse’s first game without the pair that accounted for 63.6 percent of the team’s receiving yards a year ago, Custis was the lone wide receiver with a reception.“He came on and he played a fantastic game, he had a rough spring and he really didn’t have a fantastic early fall,” head coach Dino Babers said. “But I will tell you this, the last week, the last seven days of practice, he came on and he made enough plays to get the start and I’m really proud of him … it’s like an alien takeover, who’s in the body, right?”Through six seasons, Babers’ offense has produced top-tier receiver talent, even when it wasn’t inherently present. In 2012, Eastern Illinois Erik Lora grabbed 13 balls for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener. He went on to breach the 1,000-yard mark in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons. While Lora excelled in his second season, so did teammate Adam Drake, who mustered 14 yards in the season opener but had 1,305 by seasons end.In 2015, Bowling Green receiver Gehrig Dieter had 133 yards and a touchdown in the season opener and finished with more than 1,000 yards on the season. In 2016, graduate transfer Amba Etta-Tawo tallied 210 yards and a touchdown in the season opener before recording an SU single-season record 1,482 yards. Last season, Steve Ishmael racked up 134 yards in game one before ending 2017 with 1,347 yards.Each receiver — besides Lora in 2013 — never had a 1,000-yard receiving season prior to their breakout year.“These guys learn what we want,” Babers said after the spring game April 13.  “They go into the summer. They keep practicing. They work on the timing with the quarterbacks. And then every year that we’ve been in this offense somebody pops up that you really don’t know about, or someone that’s here all of sudden turns into something you never thought.”Custis said he caught passes one-on-one with Dungey over the summer to improve timing. He said he wants to be a reliable option and, as the oldest member of the position group, step up into a leadership role. In early August, when talking about the receiver position battle, Babers singled out Custis. He remembered Custis standing out as the best receiver during fall camp in 2016 before being sidelined for the entire season with an ankle injury. Back then, he said Custis had the potential, the coaching staff just hadn’t seen it on a consistent basis.Last Friday, Custis began many plays out of the slot, the inside wide receiver position, including for both of his touchdowns. Matched up against a safety or linebacker, Custis noted that he used his speed to blow by the defenders. On his first touchdown, he made a one step cut to his left before taking off on a fade past the defender.“I always believed I can be that guy,” Custis said. “You know this is my opportunity now, and I’m going to try to take advantage of it.”Dungey after the game said the receivers need to be better. And Babers said Monday that there were too many drops. But of those comments weren’t targeted at Custis. Through one game, he passed the test.“He was occasionally great,” Babers said Monday of Custis. “I want him to be consistently good. And I’m looking forward to being able to say, ‘Hey he’s done it again, he’s done it again and now he’s one of our guys. I can’t say that yet. I want to.’” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


NCAA Board of Directors approves eligibility protection for fall athletes

Posted On Sep 16 2020 by

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 21, 2020 at 4:10 pm Contact Roshan: [email protected] | @Roshan_f16center_img The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.The NCAA’s Division I Board of Directors has approved additional protections and eligibility blanket waivers for fall athletes, the NCAA announced Friday. The NCAA Division I Council recommended the change last week.Athletes who opt out, have their season cut short due to COVID-19 or appear in all games during the 2020 season will be awarded either an extension to their five-year eligibility period or an additional season of eligibility. Graduating seniors who return next fall won’t count against scholarship limits.“In this time of uncertainty, the Council members are working to create additional flexibility for college athletes whose seasons have been negatively impacted by the pandemic,” NCAA Council Chair M. Grace Calhoun said in an Aug. 12 release. Fall sport athletes now have similar options to athletes from the spring, who were given an extra year of eligibility after conferences canceled seasons and championships March 12. At Syracuse, 21 spring athletes announced their intention to use that added year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs of Friday, Cooper Dawson, a redshirt freshman and defensive lineman, was the only SU player to opt out of the fall season.“Every day things are changing in college sport, and we want to be as responsive as possible, with the best information, to help student-athletes and their families make important decisions for their future,” Calhoun said.last_img read more