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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Wood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine orders soared to almost 100GW in 2019

Posted On Dec 31 2020 by

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:Wind developers ordered up nearly 100 gigawatts of turbines last year, an unprecedented flood of demand that comes amid deepening uncertainty over the impact the coronavirus outbreak will have on global supply chains and economies.Last year’s orders crushed previous records in the wind industry and represented 65 percent growth over 2018, according to new figures from market researcher Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.A number of key markets put up stellar growth figures, including the U.S., which is in the middle of its own historic wind boom. But 2019’s real story was China, where a nearly unbelievable 50 gigawatts of wind turbine orders were placed as developers moved to lock in equipment ahead of an expiring feed-in tariff and to take advantage of new transmission lines.The entire global wind market has been installing somewhere between 50 and 60 gigawatts annually in recent years.Still, the rush of orders bodes well for the global wind market, which faces growing competition from solar energy. All told, last year’s turbine orders were worth $78 billion, WoodMac says.Another big story last year was the rapid rise of the offshore market, now a significant part of both annual wind additions globally and turbine orders for future projects. Offshore turbine orders reached 17 gigawatts last year, driven once again by China, WoodMac says.[Karl-Erik Stromsta]More: WoodMac: Wind developers ordered a record-smashing 100GW of turbines in 2019 Wood Mackenzie: Global wind turbine orders soared to almost 100GW in 2019last_img read more


3 steps to supporting a bright future for credit unions

Posted On Dec 18 2020 by

first_imgFor seven years running, the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec challenge has been making a positive difference in the professional lives of the young credit union professionals (non-CEOs, age 35 and under) who take it on. Participating means blogging with text and video and—for those who make it to the Final Five—presenting live at CEO/Executive Team Network—about a project they’re leading at their credit unions.One way the contest supports a bright future for credit unions is by underscoring for these rising stars the idea they can excel in their work at credit unions. For example, 2014 winner Alex Castley, CHRP, talent acquisition/development manager at $1.3 billion Integris Credit Union, Prince George, British Columbia, said:“Being named the winner has given me a huge boost, both personally and professionally. It validated the work we are doing at my credit union, and gave a shot of confidence to all of us.”Another positive impact of the competition is that winners receive the prize of attendance at two segments of world-class CEO Institute. This is a great opportunity for them to develop as leaders and puts them on the path of earning the well-respected Certified Chief Executive designation. In some cases, the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec experience is what puts the possibility of being a top leader in the credit union industry on the radar of these young professionals.For example, 2011 winner Devin Selte, CCE, now senior manager of member experience at $14 billion Servus Credit Union in Edmonton, Alberta, said: “Because of this competition and going on to achieve my CCE designation (by attending the three segments of CEO Institute and completing the between segments projects), I have set forth a future goal of becoming a CEO in the credit union movement. The CCE designation will definitely assist me in working toward reaching that goal.”In addition, each year’s Finalists get to meet both their competition peers and longtime credit union leaders when they present at CEO/Executive Team Network. “Winning the competition has expanded my network exponentially and allowed me to learn from credit union leaders across the country,” says 2016 winner Jimese Harkley, CUDE, who was philanthropy and community relations manager with $1.4 billion America’s First Federal Credit Union, Birmingham, Ala., when she won and now is stewardship/development director for Filene Research Institute, Madison, Wis.Notably, the contest does not just benefit the winners. Participant blogs clearly demonstrate the energy all the entrants have gotten from the experience of vying to be the CUES Next Top Credit Union Exec. The Top 15 also receive a remote executive coaching session from challenge sponsor DDJ Myers, a CUES Supplier member and strategic provider based in Phoenix.As I write this column, the five 2016 Finalists have been named. Already more than 5,700 votes have been cast up to this point in the contest this year—up almost 60 percent over last year’s vote tally. And it’s not over yet. You can still be a part of the positive impact this year’s competition will make by taking the following three steps:Get to know the 5 Finalists.Watch the live stream of the final presentations at CEO/Executive Team Network on Oct. 24—or see them in person by attending the event in Savannah, Ga.Vote. Voting will open at approximately 3 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 24, and end at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 25.Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to vote. By doing so, you’ll support credit unions’ bright future. 30SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Detailslast_img read more