Cancer is Limerick’s leading cause of death and illness

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Advertisement Limerick women kept in the dark over tests TAGScancerIrish lifelife insuranceMartin Duffy Facebook Irish Life Health of the Nation research reveals significantly fewer people in Ireland are happier in 2020 Print Miriam O’Callaghan urges Limerick to fight back against cancer WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin NewsHealthCancer is Limerick’s leading cause of death and illnessBy Staff Reporter – February 3, 2018 1974 Limerick Hospital Group had highest exposure to CPE superbug Cancer is Limerick’s biggest killer according to Irish Life.Cancer continues to be the main cause of death and illness in Limerick.According to figures to the latest annual claims report from Irish Life Assurance company. Cancer was once again the main cause of both life Insurance and specified Illness claims for people living in Limerick city and county, followed by heart-related conditions.The company confirmed that it paid out €6.1 million in claims in Limerick during 2017. The report provides a unique insight into the health of the nation, and includes a breakdown of the illnesses and conditions that led to payments by Irish Life of €187.8 million in total to 2,582 customers and their families affected by illness and death during 2017.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2017, the average age of Life Insurance claims in Limerick was 62 years, while the average age of those with Specified Illness claims was 53 years.Martin Duffy, Head of Underwriting and Protection Claims with Irish Life Retail, commented; “We paid an average of €3.6 million a week last year to people and families affected by illness and death in Ireland. In fact, we paid 95 per cent of the life insurance and specified illness claims we received last year.”The claims report highlighted that the number of people dying from cancer in Ireland remains high, as 54 per cent women and 38 per cent of men died from cancer in 2017. Heart-related conditions also feature as a main cause of death, with men five times more likely to die from a heart condition when compared to women.The largest individual life insurance claim of €5,075,000 was paid out to the family of a claimant who died of cancer. €146,000 was paid to the family of a claimant in their 40s who died of cancer shortly after starting a life insurance policy.Overall, prostate cancer was the leading cancer claim for men in Ireland 19 per cent followed by lung cancer and colon cancer. Breast cancer was the main type of cancer claim for women 39 per cent, followed by colon cancer and ovarian cancer.More about health here. #BREAKING €2.5 million for cancer patient UHL leads the way on free parking for patients Email Previous articleCall for Limerick public to be part of a sponsored silenceNext articleFour Limerick schools secure places in finals of Dell EMC competition Staff Reporter last_img read more

CashorTrade Announces Official Ticketing Partnership With Billy Strings

first_imgOn Wednesday, CashorTrade announced a new partnership with bluegrass guitar virtuoso Billy Strings. The official secondary ticketing partnership will help Strings’ fans score tickets at face value and avoid scalping, fees, and fraud.CashorTrade co-founder and CEO Brando Rich explained,We really appreciate Billy Strings’ commitment to his fans and could not be more excited to partner with him. As Billy continues to rise, we will follow him every step of the way to help make sure his fans can score tickets at face value.Strings is the first in a line of artist partnerships that CashorTrade plans to unveil this summer, as well as new festival partnerships. The face value ticketing website recently announced a partnership with Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. JamBase adds, “In addition to working jointly to avoid scalping and to drive Strings’ fans to CashorTrade, the partnership will include ticket giveaways and content creation between Strings and the Osiris Podcast Network.”Tonight, May 1st, Billy Strings heads to Tipitina’s in New Orleans for a scheduled performance. For a full list of Strings’ upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.[H/T JamBase]last_img read more

Stena offering its ferry to serve as a hospital ship

first_imgRoRo & RoPax tonnage provider Stena RoRo has reached out to authorities in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Germany offering its vessel Stena Saga to be used as a hospital ship. Stena Line “In addition, patients and crew must be able to be kept apart. We can do what needs to be done in two to three weeks.” The large vehicle and passenger vessel was transferred by Stena Line to its sister company Stena RoRO following the closure of the Oslo-Frefrikshamn’s route due to the coronavirus and travel restrictions. ” The Stena Saga is now in the port of Uddevalla and Stena RoRo is investigating interest in the care capacity the ferry could provide,” Stena Line said. The ship would be intended for corona patients who are not in need of intensive care or those who left intensive care but still require medical assistance a while longer.center_img The company has considerable experience in converting ships to hospital ships and has already prepared the design and appointed a project manager for the conversion project.  Olsson is also engaged in the company’s Global Mercy project in China, which will see the construction of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Stena Line said. The company estimates that it can convert the ferry within just a few weeks and have it ready to provide additional healthcare capacity in a corona-affected region providing accommodation for 520 patients.   “To meet the requirements for medical care, we need to rebuild the ventilation system, install alarms and communications systems, and also change the interior furnishings,” says Stena RoRo project manager Rikard Olsson.last_img read more