“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD

first_imgPrint TAGSDailgovernmentMaurice Quinlivan TDMidwivesnursesSinn Feinuniversity hospital limerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio stationNext articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneur Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Trolley crisis at UHL shames the Minister – Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Maurice Quinlivan TD today said that this government has failed our nurses and midwives and they are not addressing the pay, recruitment and retention crisis in our health service. Deputy Quinlivan was speaking on a Sinn Féin motion that was debated in the Dáil on Wednesday afternoon.Speaking in the Dáil, Teachta Quinlivan said:“Every one of us will rely on nurses and medical staff when we are sick and at our weakest and most vulnerable during some stage of our lives.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The work these people do on a daily basis is incredible and to provide good pay and working conditions should not even be up for debate.“I always hear stories from constituents in Limerick, as to how impressive and hardworking nurses and health service staff in University Hospital Limerick are.“Staff in UHL are under severe pressure due to lack of staff, beds and investment, and they try their very best to ensure patients get the best treatment each day.“They need help from their government, and Fine Gael is absolutely not providing this.“Just last week, an 85 year old woman, Anastasia Coonan, was left on a trolley in the brand new A&E department in UHL for four days, after being admitted with a suspected stroke.“That is a horrific way to treat a woman of that age, with a serious medical condition.“It is left to the nurses to try and squeeze patients onto corridors, in a chronically overcrowded hospital, and left to the nurses to apologise to the patients and their families, when it couldn’t be further from their fault.“I often speak about the dreadful overcrowding in UHL, it’s the worst in the country, and I’ve called on Minister Harris to step in and address the chaos. Nothing has been done to alleviate the problems there. Nothing. Today 54 people are lying on trollies in UHL. Minister you’ve actually normalised this trolley crisis.“The HSE is struggling to attract home Irish nurses who have emigrated. That’s not surprising. There is a chasm to be bridged in making our system more attractive to work in, compared to other health systems abroad, and I’ve no confidence in this government doing that.“Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have consistently looked after bankers and big business whenever called on, yet left essential frontline staff such as nurses, begging for adequate treatment. It’s a disgrace.“Sinn Féin would not allow this scandal in our health service to continue. ” Mr. Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. WhatsApp Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State NewsPolitics“This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 1236 Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stage Twitter Long gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Advertisement Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Drug task force is starved of fundinglast_img read more

Supreme Court Defines Marriage Relatives

first_imgSupreme Court Defines Marriage RelativesScott Roberts for www.theindianalawyer.comThe Indiana Supreme Court determined the sister of a man who was once married to the defendant’s aunt is not a family or household member and changed a man’s Level 6 felony charge to Class A misdemeanor battery.Leonard L. Suggs and his girlfriend Evelyn Garrett got into an argument at a bowling alley in 2014 that turned violent. Suggs threw a beer can at Garrett that missed, then threw a bowling ball at Garrett which grazed her and hit Vera Warren on the left side of her head. Warren’s brother  had previously been married to Suggs’ aunt.Suggs was charged with Level 6 felony domestic battery for his assault on Garrett and battery as a Level 6 felony for his assault on Warren. He was sentenced to two years for each conviction to be served consecutively. Suggs challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, in which the Court of Appeals affirmed.Indiana Code 35-42-2-1 provides in relevant part that battery is a Level 6 felony if the offense is committed against a family or household member. Suggs said Warren was not a family member, but he does not deny the rest of the criteria in the code for felony battery.Indiana Code 35-31.5-2-128 dictates an individual is a family or household member of another person in relevant part because the person is related by blood or adoption to the other person, or is or was related by marriage to the other person. Suggs says Warren is neither of those to him.Justice Robert Rucker wrote the decision in the case and said, “We are not persuaded that by use of the term ‘related by marriage’ the legislature intended to include an infinite variety of relationships whose only connection is a marriage or series of marriages identified somewhere on the remote branches of a family tree.”Rucker wrote that related by marriage is commonly referred to as affinity, the connection existing in marriage between each of the married persons and the kindred of the other. A relationship by affinity is not unlimited, he wrote, and the Legislature intended this meaning when it wrote the code.“Suggs is the blood relative of one spouse – his mother’s sister – and Warren is the blood relative of the other spouse – her own brother,” Rucker wrote. “There is no affinity between the blood relatives of one spouse and the blood relatives of another,” he said quoting 2 Charles E. Torcia, Wharton’s Criminal Law Section 242 at 573.The case is Leonard L. Suggs v. State of Indiana, 02S03-1508-CR-510, is remanded to reduce the conviction to a Class A misdemeanor.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Long Island Weather: Strong Winds, Rain Wednesday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Strong thunderstorms, heavy rains and wind gusts of up to 60 mph capable of downing trees and power lines are forecast to sweep across Long Island on Wednesday.Wednesday morning is expected to give way to a chance of rain during the afternoon before the winds and downpours intensify Wednesday evening.“This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night…and to houses and other structures near larger trees,” Upton-based National Weather Service meteorologists said in a statement while issuing a high wind watch.Temperatures in the low 50s and up to an inch of rain is expected as rain and high winds continue into Thursday morning. The skies will likely clear up for a breezy Thursday afternoon with a high near 49.There will be a slight chance of snow showers before noon on Friday that may turn into a rain/snow mix in the afternoon before turning over to just snow. Temperatures will drop to the 2os for the weekend, and a slight chance of snow showers will return for Saturday night into Sunday.last_img read more